2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec

Back when Hyundai launched its Genesis Coupe last spring, the Korean maker announced that it would be adding another variant targeted specifically at the tuner crowd. As this is being written, the 2.0T R-Spec is being shipped to dealers and will have its official coming out next week in Las Vegas at the SEMA show.

The R-Spec cuts what are billed as "non-essential" convenience bits like cruise control, Bluetooth, the trip computer and steering wheel audio controls to cut both weight and cost. Since the R-Spec is targeted at customers that are likely to add some sort of body kit anyway, no rear wing is installed, either.

On the other hand, it includes all of the good bits from the track pack like the 19pinch wheels, Brembo brakes and Torsen limited slip differential. R-Spec models are available only in white, red and black with the 2.0-liter 210 turbo four banger. It goes out the door at a relatively modest $23,750, leaving both racers and Hot Import Nights guys and gals with a bit of cash to spend on the inevitable upgrades. Check out the official press release after the jump for further details.

Update: Hyundai spokesman Miles Johnson dropped us a note to let us know that the R-Spec weighs in at 68 pounds less than the 2.0T Track model and a hefty $3,000 less than the same.

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PRESS RELEASE:

PRODUCTION R-SPEC TO DEBUT AT THE 2009 SEMA SHOW IN LAS VEGAS

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF., OCT. 27, 2009 – The Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec, the perfect blank canvas for tuners, priced at $23,750 is beginning to arrive at dealerships across the country. R-Spec takes the core performance equipment from the 2.0T Track model and eliminates non-essential convenience equipment to reduce both cost and weight. The Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec – the first production R-Spec model to arrive in the U.S. – will make its world debut at the Hyundai booth at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 3 – 6 (Booth # 24387).

The R-Spec allows enthusiasts to tune their own car to their desired specifications. R-Spec provides genuine track-readiness and powertrain scalability in an affordable model. The R-Spec adds core Track model performance equipment to the most affordable 2.0T model, such as: Track-tuned suspension, 19-inch gunmetal-finish alloy wheels with performance Summer tires, Brembo® braking system, Torsen® limited-slip differential and R-Spec badging.
In a special nod to tuners, R-Spec will also receive a set of front strut camber adjustment bolts (dealer installation - optional for customer to install) to further enhance initial turn-in and handling response. To reduce both cost and weight, the R-Spec eliminates some non-essential convenience equipment such as: Bluetooth®, automatic headlights, cruise control, trip computer, chrome interior accents and steering wheel audio controls. Genesis Coupe R-Spec is priced $3,000 less than the 2.0T Track model, leaving tuners with extra cash for their own choice of aftermarket performance upgrades. Appropriately, R-Spec will be available in three exteriors colors most common among international racing teams: Karussell White, Bathurst Black and Tsukuba Red. R-Spec comes with manual transmission only.

R-Spec equipment includes:
2.0-liter low-pressure turbocharged intercooled four-cylinder engine with dual continuously variable valve timing delivering 210 hp, 30 mpg EPA highway rating and a top speed of 137 mph
6-speed close-ratio manual transmission
Electronic Stability Control with Traction control, ABS, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution and Brake Assist
19-inch gunmetal-finish alloy wheels with staggered-width high-performance summer-compound Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires (225/40YR19 front, 245/40YR19 rear)
Brembo® braking system with 13.4-inch ventilated front rotors, 42mm four-piston fixed front calipers (red), 13.0-inch ventilated rear rotors, 32mm+28mm four-piston fixed rear calipers (red)
Track-tuned suspension (higher-rate coil springs, higher-control shock absorbers, 25mm front stabilizer bar, 22mm rear stabilizer bar, front strut brace)
Torsen-type limited-slip differential
R-Spec badging
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Front, side, side curtain air bags
Active front head restraints
Driver's lumbar support
Air conditioning
Remote keyless entry system
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Power windows (one-touch up and down), door locks and mirrors
AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers
iPod/USB/Aux jack connectivity
Projector beam headlamps
Lightweight temporary spare with aluminum wheel (T135/80D18)
Note: Automatic transmission not available with R-Spec
2010 Genesis Coupe Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Pricing
Model
Engine
Transmission
MSRP
2.0T
2.0L Turbo 4-cyl
Six-Speed M/T
$22,000
2.0T
2.0L Turbo 4-cyl
Five-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC®
$23,250
2.0T R-Spec
2.0L Turbo 4-cyl
Six-Speed M/T
$23,750
2.0T Premium
2.0L Turbo 4-cyl
Six-Speed M/T
$24,250
2.0T Premium
2.0L Turbo 4-cyl
Five-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC®
$25,500
2.0T Track
2.0L Turbo 4-cyl
Six-Speed M/T
$26,750
3.8
3.8L V6
Six-Speed M/T
$25,000
3.8
3.8L V6
Six-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC®
$26,500
3.8 Grand Touring
3.8L V6
Six-Speed M/T
$28,500
3.8 Grand Touring
3.8L V6
Six-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC®
$30,000
3.8 Track
3.8L V6
Six-Speed M/T
$30,500
3.8 Track
3.8L V6
Six-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC®
$32,000
Freight charges for the 2010MY Genesis Coupe are $750 and are not included in the prices in this release.

WARRANTY
The 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is protected by the Hyundai Advantage, America's Best Warranty. Coverage includes five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper protection,
10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, and seven-year/unlimited mileage anti-perforation coverage. In addition, Genesis Coupe buyers receive 24-hour roadside assistance coverage at no extra charge for five years (no mileage limit) and that service includes emergency towing, lockout service and limited coverage for trip-interruption expenses. There is no deductible on any of these coverages.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 790 dealerships nationwide.