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click above for a high-res gallery of the Hyundai Genesis coupe at the track

Hyundai has set up a new YouTube channel where it's going to be posting videos featuring its cars. The first couple of clips come from the Genesis coupe press intro that just took place in Nevada. You can read Mike Harley's report on that later this week. In the meantime, check out drifting champion Rhys Millen explaining how drifting competitions are judged and what sort of changes his team had to make to Genesis to turn it into a drift car. Warning: if screeching tires, shredded rubber and lots of smoke make you squeamish, you might want to avoid this. Otherwise, enjoy Rhys Millen's Drifting 101 after the jump.



[Source: Hyundai]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      sequential 5-speed... thats a shocker...
      • 6 Years Ago
      We have in-cam footage of the Rhys Millen/Red Bull Car over at our site http://Genesisforums.org

      Theres also a big community of knowledge and vedor support for the car there so come check us out!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Drifting is as much of a motorsport as ice skating is to speed skating. If you have judges deciding who wins, it's not a real sport.
      That being said, both are incredible demonstrations of control, and more often than not, a drifter is able to drive at 10/10ths more quickly than a normal person because they're constantly driving beyond the limits of their vehicle, and are more comfortable there than most.

      But I've digressed, it's still dumb.
      • 6 Years Ago
      um... 2400 pounds... wow
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks better in track garb that street garb in my opinion. Love the sedan, by I prefer the tiburon to the Genesis Coupe in terms of looks.
      • 6 Years Ago
      what a lovely kiwi accent
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sounds like you guys are jealous that we, the "retards", get tons of sponsorship money, well-prepped cars and mountains of tires to just burn off while we drive like retards in front of all the other retards in the stands. By the sounds of things you guys haven't experienced drifting at the level of Formula D and D1. And please don't compare pulling the ebrake on your Honda Accord in a parking lot at 15mph to what these guys do.

      I'm talking about flying into a banked oval at 90mph at full opposite lock a foot away from the wall with another car's front wheel almost rubbing on your door. The adrenaline rush is amazing! But of course you have to experience it to understand it, which I'm sure none of you have, yet you so quickly dismiss it.

      Simply retarded.



        • 6 Years Ago
        yup, you just confirmed it. Not only retarded, but also full of himself.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Total waste of time!
      • 6 Years Ago
      sport? this ain't a sport. It's bunch of fools doing donuts.

      yah sorry, I'm in my overly honest mood today.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Any monkey-boy can do donuts... D1 is more than "donuts", but I also agree with you about aspects of the "sport" (Its judged competition for one.... UGH)

        Tanner Faust (sp?) did pretty well in the Race of Champions held in London this year, so he has more talent than your average "donut" burner... (idea)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Drifting: If you don't have enough talent to go fast around a track, might as well pretend you at least know something and make a lot of smoke doing it. This was made up by retards and for retards.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Don't be shy, how do you really feel about the sport?
        • 6 Years Ago
        haha wow.....you are truly a special one. drifting is for those who know how to control a car and push it to its limits
        • 6 Years Ago
        you're an idiot...

        but i've never noticed rhys was a kiwi. awesome
        • 6 Years Ago
        BTW, What DOESN"T Red Bull sponsor????????
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm not too big into the drifting in small courses on pavement but Rhys does have skills. His roots for drifting are in Rally and his dad is a legend in motorsports.

        Rhys drifting on dirt... with zero room for failure, unlike the paved track most people see him on.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doIU_SHUvys
      • 6 Years Ago
      I liked drifting before it was cool, yo.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't understand why they aren't using the Camaro or some other American car that so many of you get hard ons for. Why a lowly Hyundai Genesis that sucks in the 0-60 time?
        • 6 Years Ago
        hyundai car salesman:
        "I don't understand why they aren't using the Camaro or some other American car that so many of you get hard ons for. Why a lowly Hyundai Genesis that sucks in the 0-60 time?"

        Becouse Hyundai is investing more in marketing of this car.

        Rar:
        "it is nearly same with proshce boxter."

        limegreenporsche on youtube . LOL.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Genesis Coupe V6 0-60 : 5.5 sec (mt record)

        is is still not bad.
        it is nearly same with proshce boxter.

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