SEMA Preview: Gogogear Hyundai Genesis Coupe Racer

Hyundai is keen to show that its Genesis Coupe is a tuning- and racing-friendly vehicle, so the company has teamed-up with Gogogear Racing to give birth to a custom, racing incarnation of the car, which will be presented at SEMA.

The vehicle’s 3.8 liter V6 powerplant has been fitted with an AEM air intake, a Magnaflow exhaust system, ARK Performance headers and has received a new engine management software. The tuner has also installed a Moroso accumulator that will provide proper lubrication of the unit under the expected 1.4 Gs of cornering loads. The unit, which now delivers 330 hp and a maximum torque of 280 lb-ft (379 Nm), uses a racing clutch that works with the stock six-speed manual gearbox.

The vehicle will also be a performer in terms of cornering, as it has been fitted with a Ground Control Suspension that includes ARK Performance shocks, springs, coilovers and QA1 bearings.

As for the stopping power, this is provided by a set of StopTech brakes and Hawk racing pads. The coupe talks to the track/road via a set of Konig lightweight rims and BF Goodrich R1 street legal race tires.

The Genesis Coupe has also had its aerodynamics enhanced, as it has received an APR rear wing and an ARK Performance body kit. The factory steel roof has been replaced by a carbon fiber one.

The interior of the vehicle uses a racing trim, which means that it has been stripped of certain components and fitted with Sparco racing seats, a full Metric Motorsports roll cage, an SPA Techniques fire suppression system and a two-way radio. The vehicle has also been gifted with a RacePak IQ3 data logger dashboard.

The Gogogear Racing Hyundai Genesis Coupe will race in the 2011 season of the U.S. Touring Car Championship.
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