• Sep 23, 2010
ARK Performance Hyundai Genesis Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery

With the Genesis Coupe 3.8 finally getting its own R-Spec model, it was just a matter of time before Hyundai started partnering with tuners to boost the performance of its V6-powered aftermarket-friendly coupe.

ARK Performance, one of Korea's leading tuners, will be upgrading nearly every component of its Track Time Attack Genesis Coupe for this year's SEMA show, boosting the output of the 3.8-liter V6 from 306 horsepower to 450+ ponies through the help of new internals, an APG supercharger and a host of breathing mods.

Brembo brakes with Endless pads and DBA drilled and slotted rotors hide behind lightweight Volk TE37 SLs, with ARK's full suspension system (coilovers, sway bars and front strut bar) working together with a range of Cusco parts.

In addition to the custom front and rear bumpers, hood, side skirts, rear diffuser and fenders, ARK will be equipping the inside with Bride seats, a six-point cage and Sparco steering wheel, along with the defacto sound system and Apple iPad integration.

For the full list of mods and a little bit of background on ARK, hit the jump for the release, and check out the preliminary sketches in the gallery below.


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ARK PERFORMANCE TO UNVEIL PERFORMANCE PARTS FOR HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE AT SEMA SHOW 2010

ARK Track Time Attack Genesis Coupe 3.8L to be Featured in Hyundai Booth


FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 23, 2010 – To enhance the tunability of its most dynamic performance car ever, Hyundai has teamed with ARK Performance Inc. to develop custom parts for the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. These high-performance parts will debut on the ARK Track Time Attack Genesis Coupe 3.8L show car at SEMA 2010. The Genesis Coupe from ARK is designed for enthusiasts looking for quality performance products and inspiration for their own modifications. All of the ARK Performance parts designed for the Genesis Coupe are production ready and will soon be available for enthusiasts everywhere.

"At ARK Performance we strive to produce superior aftermarket products for vehicles enthusiasts love to tune, and our performance parts for the Genesis Coupe accomplish just that," said Ted Lee, owner, ARK Performance Inc. "The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is the ideal car for enthusiasts with its strong performance characteristics and dynamic design. The ARK Track Time Attack Genesis Coupe SEMA car demonstrates the ways tuners can improve the performance of their own Genesis Coupe."

The ARK Hyundai Genesis Coupe will showcase engine, interior, exterior, brake, wheel and suspension modifications. Among the initial performance targets, ARK is striving for 450- horsepower with engine modifications to Genesis Coupe's already powerful 306-horsepower, DOHC 3.8-liter V6 engine. As an added feature the ARK Genesis Coupe's paint scheme will be designed and completed in collaboration with artists from Hyundai's North American Design Center in Irvine, Calif.

"The performance parts from ARK will allow enthusiasts to further personalize our latest 3.8 R-Spec Genesis Coupe model," said Michael Deitz, manager, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. "The modifications made by ARK are what SEMA is all about and why we offer the R-Spec model as the ultimate upgradeable, affordable, rear-wheel drive performance platform."

Powertrain components ARK plans to customize include:
Mahle Performance Ring Set 3.8L Lambda
Brian Crower Connecting Rods – Pro Series with ARP2000
APG KOREA 3.8 Supercharger Kit
HKS M45XL Spark Plugs
APG KOREA Intercooler
APG KOREA Intercooler Piping
APG KOREA Oil Cooler
ARK True Dual GRIP Exhaust System
ARK 3-1 Dual headers
ARK Dual Downpipes
ARK Testpipes
ARK Hi Flow Intake
ARK Carbon Fiber Cooling Plate
APG KOREA ECU
Blow Off Valve
Camshafts
ARK Lightweight SC Pulley

To the brakes, wheels, tires and suspension ARK plans to customize the following:
Brakes
Brembo Big Brake System
Stainless Steel Brake Lines
DBA Drilled Slotted Rotors
Endless Brake Pads

Transmission
Clutchmaster Stage 4 Kit with Lighten Steel Chromoly Flywheel

Wheels and tires
VOLK TE37 SL (Super Lights) – Mackin Industries
Toyo Tires
Kics Lug Nuts
Kics Wheel Spacers

Suspension
ARK DTP Coilovers System
ARK Front Sway Bar
ARK Rear Sway Bar
ARK Front Strut Bar
Cusco Front Pillow Ball Mount
Cusco Front Adj. Control Arms
Cusco Front Lower Power Brace
Cusco Rear Member Power Brace

Interior upgrades include:
Apple iPad Integration Kit
Apple iPad Custom Bezel
Infinity Sound System
Blitz Guages – Provided by Driveline Motoring
Bride Zeta 3 Hyper Red Seats - Provided by Driveline Motoring
Additional Bride Fabric - Provided by Driveline Motoring
Takada Short Harness - Provided by Driveline Motoring
Shift boot - Provided by Driveline Motoring
ARK Racing Pedals
ARK 6-point Chromoly Roll Cage
Sparco Champion Edition Steering Wheel - Provided by Driveline Motoring
NRG Black Carbon Ring Quick Release - Provided by Driveline Motoring
NRG Steering Wheel Short Hub - Provided by Driveline Motoring
Sparco Seat Rails - Provided by Driveline Motoring

ARK Performance will also make moderate exterior modifications to the Genesis Coupe, including:

ARK SFX Front Bumper
ARK SFX Rear Bumper
ARK SFX Wide Front Fenders
ARK SFX Wide Rear Fender
ARK SFX Side Skirts
ARK CFX v2 Carbon Hood
ARK CFX v2 Carbon Grille
ARK Rear Diffuser
Voltex Type 1S 1480mm CF Wing - Provided By Driveline Motoring
Custom Color – Beyond Bodyshop
Graphics and Decals - JsDesigns

ARK PERFORMANCE INC.
The goal of ARK Performance Inc. is to become a leader in providing superior aftermarket solutions for a variety of vehicles. Showcasing our excellence through product demonstrations, ARK Performance currently leads the way in the automotive aftermarket. ARK Performance Inc. was founded fifteen years ago, and is now one of the largest manufacturing facilities in the Republic of Korea. Our primary objectives are to produce superior quality OEM and aftermarket automotive parts, while developing applications to contribute to the advancement of the automotive community.

ARK has steadily achieved an increased market share. Our company has broadened its product line into performance exhaust systems, suspension, and CNC machined products that are currently being distributed to North America, the Middle East, and Asia. ARK Performance has received high marks for quality manufacturing, which is demonstrated by our ISO9001 and QS9000 certifications. This is the result of using the latest cutting-edge technology, and ultimately producing superior products. As our slogan suggests, the quality of our products directly contributes to the overall quality of performance. ARK Performance will continue to maintain its stance as a leader in quality, providing a satisfying experience for our customers.

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 about 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Finally a good looking, not riced-out aftermarket front fascia.

      Very nice, although I would go without the wide-body.

      Then I would go with a body-color painted luxgen grille, M&S rear bumper replacement, Tomato rear spoiler, some clean sideskirts that aren't ostentatious. Black headlights with LED indicator elements, LED Superlux tail lights. (I didn't come up with the brand names... but they are what they are.)

      I think the front fascia from this car would look good amongst those other pieces, all painted Mirabeau Blue, with a blacked out roof, and reasonable window tint.

      Oh, and Road Race Motorsports RR-0207 Wheels. Maybe even staggered diameters, 18 in front, 19 on the back axle. And a good intake and exhaust system for the 3.8 engine, a short shift lever, and some warm white LED interior lighting.

      Normally, I hate graphics on cars, but the Genesis coupe needs a slight pinstripe or something... Something to reach from the top edge of the concave front fender, just aft of the front wheel, where a fender vent might otherwise be, along that raised character line, below the main window-sill, and right along the lower rear quarter window upsweep. That might tie that sagging window line into the rest of the body, so that it doesn't look so out of place.

      But that is just me. If I had the money for a brand new car plus a bit of modification... this plan isn't my only one, but it would be a serious consideration.
      • 4 Years Ago
      mannn I love that front bumper with led strip!!!

      I can't wait for the next gen genesis thats when I'll be in the market! Hyundai is scary good.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't like most Hyundai's but this car is a work of art! If I had the money this R spec model would actually find a place in my garage. DAM good job guys!!! I'm going to look into hiring a couple of you guys to do some motivational speaking seminars at Mitsubishi. Hey if you guys can go from making ultra crappy Tiberons to making cars like this! Maybe you can convince Mitsu to get their arse in gear.
      • 4 Years Ago
      now that's the front bumper this car should have come with from the factory!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yea I definitely would like to have that front bumper on mine, but not the rest of the kit, especially the "bolted-on" rear wheel arches.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's that time of the year again when I completely ignore autoblog for two weeks so I don't have to look at the mountain of hideous SEMA garbage. BTW, strippers told me once that the SEMA crowd are the worst tippers of any of the big trade show attendees. Hear that?
      • 4 Years Ago
      are those *rivets* on the rear widebody arch? Dammit son this is a SEMA show car, not some local saturday night import cruise-in - make it outta metal and weld it up, do some real bodywork.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Exactly. If you're going to do a widebody, do it right.
      • 4 Years Ago
      You sir, have the lowest rating I've ever seen on AB lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      People are going to get mad about your comment on the car, not your spam...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I bet he doesn't even drive a car or have a license.

      very immature kid.
      • 4 Years Ago
      sorry, it lagged for like 10 min.....dont be mad!
      • 4 Years Ago
      probably 1/2 and 1/2

      Engine tuners tip poorly because there is no 'performance'

      Body builders tip well since they are only concerned with the 'show'

      8^>
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmm, and I wonder why your rank is so low.
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