• Oct 20, 2010
The Gogogear.com Hyundai Genesis Coupe – Click to enlarge

SEMA vehicles come in two main flavors: dropped and Dubbed, or race-prepped and rimmed. This Hyundai Genesis Coupe from GogoGear.com Racing obviously falls into the latter, and it "emphasizes racing reliability and high-end performance capabilities." Not only that, but it apparently took some help from Hyundai's California Design Center to create the yellow and silver paintwork.

GogoGear.com says "the aim" is to get the engine to produce 330 horsepower and 280 pound-feet, which shouldn't be a problem. A Ground Control suspension keeps it appropriately snug to the bitumen, and StopTech brakes keep speed under control when corners approach. After we get a close look at this one at SEMA, it'll be competing in next year's U.S. Touring Car Championship, and there's a chance it'll show up at Time Attack events. More information can be found in the press release after the jump.



[Source: Hyundai]
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HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE RACE CAR FROM GOGOGEAR RACING READY FOR COMPETITION AND SEMA SHOW 2010

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 19, 2010 – To showcase the power, speed and tunability of the Genesis Coupe, Hyundai has teamed up with Gogogear Racing to develop a high performance racing competitor that will be unveiled at the 2010 SEMA Show. The Gogogear Racing Genesis Coupe emphasizes racing reliability and high-end performance capabilities. Additionally, the bright yellow paint scheme was designed in conjunction with Hyundai's California Design Center.

"The Genesis Coupe is designed to convey that Hyundai can not only match the best from Asia, Europe and America, but beat them," said Ali Arsham, owner, Gogogear Racing. "With its potent V6 engine and rear drive chassis, the Genesis Coupe has the ability to beat the current top guns that feature turbocharged four-cylinder engines and front wheel drive. It has ample power, terrific handling, and great reliability that become even more potent with the modifications we've planned."

Gogogear Racing plans to show off the performance capabilities of its modified Genesis Coupe car in the U.S. Touring Car Championships in 2011 which is sanctioned by the premiere auto racing sanctioning body in the U.S., the National Auto Sport Association. The car also has the potential to run at selected events including Time Attack and endurance races.

Modifications to the Genesis Coupe will prepare the performance vehicle for the track. Mechanical adjustments to the engine aim to produce 330 horsepower and 280 lb. ft. of torque by adding an AEM air intake, Magnaflow exhaust system and ARK Performance headers. A Moroso accumulator will ensure proper lubrication of the engine under the expected 1.4 Gs of cornering loads. Earl's fittings, lines and oil cooler ensure a steady flow of oil to the 3.8 liter V6 under all conditions. The Gogogear Racing Genesis Coupe will also feature Ground Control suspension tuning with ARK Performance shocks, springs, coilovers and QA1 bearings. A light weight Spec racing clutch will increase reliability and help with quick and direct shifts of the stock close ratio six-speed manual transmission. At each corner, StopTech brakes, Hawk racing pads, Konig lightweight wheels and BF Goodrich R1 street legal race tires with aluminum light weight Gorilla lugs and H&R spacers will ensure proper grip with the road. "The BF Goodrich R1 tires are a key ingredient towards achieving the 1.4 Gs of cornering force that we are aiming for," said Arsham. Additionally, an Optima Battery was installed to ensure reliable starting and electrical power and was relocated to the rear with the help of a Taylor Vertex kit for improved weight balance.

On the exterior, Gogogear Racing will increase the aerodynamics of the vehicle by adding an APR rear wing and an ARK Performance body kit. To lighten the car and to lower the center of gravity, a carbon fiber roof replaces the original steel roof. The exterior will be treated to a set of eye-catching, custom Gogogear.com graphics using Oracal products.

Inside, the Genesis Coupe will be gutted and include Sparco race seats and seat belts, a full custom Metric Motorsports roll cage, a SPA Techniques fire suppression system and a two-way radio to further ready the car for its racing debut. A RacePak IQ3 data logger dash supplies critical information and lap times to the driver. A Linear Logic Scan Gauge II further notifies the driver of secondary engine parameters. The interior will be treated to Dupli Color's Daytona Yellow paint job to match the exterior. All work on the car by the Gogogear Racing members will be carried out using Ironclad Performance wear and gloves.

Fans can follow the progress of the U.S. Touring Car Championship Hyundai by visiting www.facebook.com/gogogear.

GOGOGEAR RACING
GOGOGEAR.COM has been serving the race community for over 15 years. Gogogear.com offers the best in custom graphics and apparel to the general public at wholesale prices, specializing in motorsports related equipment. GOGOGEAR Racing Team is a motorsport entity formed from GOGOGEAR.com custom graphics and apparel company. The GOGOGEAR Racing Team has enjoyed tremendous success competing and racing in various classes in the National Auto Sport Association.

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
      Nice rice car............
      • 4 Years Ago
      Those rims look a bit on the DUBed side. Beside that, I actually like that paint scheme. Looks good, at least in the rendering, with the lines of the car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes the yellow paint ending where it does makes that absurd rear side window less noticeable.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @MirabeauBK3.8

        You sir, are an idiot. It IS a race car. A race DOESN'T have to have massive amounts of horsepower to be a race car either.

        If I remember correctly, the US Touring Car Championship's rules state there can be slight modifications to the production engines, including the removal of smog equipment like cats and the modification of exhaust if it falls within the size of the production piping. Also, the airbox, intake tract and element are to be unrestricted.

        Therefore, they didn't give it more power, only unchoked the engine and let it breathe better. They were allowed to improve the handling by aftermarket suspension and brake upgrades.

        These are about the same rules you'll see in the Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge Street Tuner Class.

        Anyway, cool to see more modern cars being brought into the USTCC.
        • 4 Years Ago
        +1
        Those rims look like crap and 330 HP for a car that has a race car paint job lol.

        I'm more interested in seeing ARK's SEMA build... 450HP > 330HP

        http://www.gencoupe.com/general-discussion/45799-ark-performance-inc-ark-hyundai-genesis-3-8-sema-2010-build.html
      • 4 Years Ago
      Front end is S2000 but less pronounced...
      • 4 Years Ago
      If you're going to do that poor of a job using PhotoShop just don't do it all. The car and background couldn't be paired any worse especially considering it's a render.

      Cool car otherwise.

      (Sorry, I'm a graphic designer)
      • 4 Years Ago
      So if it was the latter of race prepped or rimmed, that means it's rimmed? If it was race prepped, it would have been the former. That or you are trying to say it's rimmed and then say it's for competition, man, I'm confused here.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Never mind, it's race prepped and rimmed over dropped and dubbed, I guess reading comprehension was off.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Its a photoshop job, there are quite a few errors. Not bad though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is it just me or is the Genesis Coupe's front fascia much better looking in this render than in the production car?