Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) took delivery of one turbocharged 2.0-liter Hyundai prototype on August 8th and after 12 weeks of stripping, fabricating and building, created this: the "Art of Speed" Genesis Coupe.
The project began with RMR removing all the body panels and creating carbon fiber pieces to replace the front bumper, fenders, doors, side skirts and more. RMR wouldn't divulge how much weight was trimmed from the Genesis Coupe, but figure a production door weighs 68 pounds and the carbon fiber unit comes in under nine pounds, there's a lot of mass missing here compared to its stock counterpart.
The 2.0-liter turbo is equipped with a Turbonetics turbocharger, wastegate and blow-off valve, along with a custom intake manifold, while suspension duties are handled by two-way adjustable KW coilovers. New sway bars and adjustable lower control arms were also fabricated, helping to keep the 18x9.5 (front) and 18x10.5-inch (rear) SSR Type-F wheels and Bridgestone Potenza slicks planted on the ground.
The interior, complete with roll cage, custom gauges and fire suppression system is ready to race, and don't be surprised to see Rhys campaigning a similar car in the coming time attack season.
Hit the jump for all the details, along with a video of the build up, and see the galleries below for a host of live and studio shots.