The 2012 Veloster may be Hyundai's new hotness, but the Genesis Coupe is still its flagship performance car. And with this year's SEMA show right around the corner, Hyundai is quickly readying a full fleet of tuner cars to debut in Las Vegas. Here, we see the Genesis Hurricane SC – a collaboration between the Hyundai America Technical Center (HATCI) located near Ann Arbor, Michigan, and companies like Magnuson Products, Rhys Millen Racing, Harman International and Torvec Inc.

As its name suggests, the swan song of this tuned Genesis Coupe is its engine – a supercharged version of Hyundai's 3.8-liter V6. Adding this supercharger means the Hurricane is good for more than 450 horsepower, and Torvec Inc. has fitted its IsoTorque differential to allow for improved handling and traction. When tested on the road course at Hyundai's proving grounds, this new differential allowed the Hurricane to be one second quicker lap over lap than a standard Genesis Coupe.

Rhys Millen Racing provided the new front bumper, grille, side skirts, hood, diffuser and rear deck, and the company's partners – Enkei and Hankook – are responsible for the 19-inch wheel and tire package. Inside, there's a high-level Lexicon audio system and custom Katzkin leather upholstery with blue suede inserts on the seats. After all, it wouldn't be SEMA without heaps of suede.

Hyundai has only released this one teaser image as of this writing, but we'll be sure to bring you a full gallery live from SEMA next month. Follow the jump for the full press release.
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GENESIS HURRICANE SC TO CREATE A STORM AT 2011 SEMA SHOW

HATCI and Magnuson Supercharge Hyundai Genesis Coupe


COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct.13, 2011 – To showcase the extreme power of Hyundai's most popular performance car, Hyundai America Technical Center Inc. (HATCI) teamed up with Magnuson Products, Rhys Millen Racing, Harman International and Torvec Inc. to develop and build a special edition prototype Genesis Coupe, the Genesis Hurricane SC. HATCI, Hyundai's design, technology and engineering branch, will display the high-performance Genesis Coupe in Hyundai's 2011 SEMA Show booth from November 1-4, 2011 in Las Vegas.

The Genesis Hurricane SC represents a two year development effort by HATCI, as its engineers worked to enhance all aspects of the vehicle including power, traction, braking, exterior and interior design and audio system. Highlighting the performance modifications, HATCI teamed up with Magnuson Products to supercharge Genesis Coupe's 3.8L V-6 engine with a liquid to air intercooler, producing more than 450 horsepower.

"The HATCI and Magnuson supercharger demonstrates the high-performance potential of Genesis Coupe's V-6 engine – the car was engineered to handle this kind of extra power," said David Dutko, senior engineer, HATCI. "Our HATCI engineers have been working for years with Magnuson to ensure high engine output is available on future Hyundai vehicles."

"The supercharger creates a modest six to seven pounds of boost which generates a 35-45 percent increase in horsepower and torque and can be easily modified to deliver even higher boost levels," said Terry Peddicord, director, sales, Magnuson Products. "One of the many exciting aspects of this project is that the Genesis Hurricane SC is not just another pretty face for the show circuit, but rather it is a hard working lab-rat that will push the bounds of this car and the whole vehicle segment."

In addition to the supercharged V-6, Torvec Inc. has been developing its IsoTorque differential with improved handling and traction capability with HATCI engineers at the Hyundai Proving Grounds in California. The IsoTorque differential delivers nearly a one second per lap improvement in the Genesis Coupe on the Hyundai road course.

Beyond the engine, Genesis Hurricane SC has a long and impressive list of both interior and exterior specialty modifications. Hyundai's long-standing racing partner Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) provided exterior enhancements including a front bumper, grille, hood, side skirts, diffuser and rear deck with spoiler. RMR partners Enkei and Hankook provided the high performance 19-inch wheel and tire assemblies, a RMR free flowing exhaust system and air intake was utilized to free up more engine power. The vehicle also sports upgraded LED headlights and taillights provided by FlyRyde.

The Hurricane's interior also received some state of the art enhancements including a Harman International high level Lexicon audio system that was tuned in house by HATCI engineers and Katzkin custom premium leather and suede seats accented with blue inserts.

Mechanically, the Hurricane SC has Bilstein monotube shock absorbers and springs with adjustable ride height tuned on the Nurburgring in Germany and a Brembo six piston brake kit with cross drilled front and rear rotors. The engine also received a SPEC lightweight single mass aluminum flywheel and stage two clutch, DeatschWerks high flow fuel pump and 600cc injectors, Perma-Cool oil, differential and steering coolers and a custom CPR Fabrication billet aluminum oil filter adapter.

Additionally, on the SEMA Show floor the numerous parts of the Genesis Hurricane SC will be displayed, providing show-goers the opportunity to experience and interact with the vehicle's actual hard parts and future developments.


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        Bryant Keith
        • 3 Years Ago
        Same kind of guy who bitches at his trophy wife about crappy Japanese cars when my STI dusts his Z06.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        Where's the ghetto "bling" on this car?
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        What ghetto "bling" are you referring to on this car? The car is grey with grey rims. I don't see any chrome bits on the outside. The lip around the wheels is probably polished.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      I still laugh at anyone who thinks that windowline looks good.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        Yeah, because people aren't allowed to have opinions, right?
          IBx27
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          They're allowed to have opinions, and I'm allowed to have opinions of said opinions. My opinion is that if this is good in anyone's opinion, that their opinion is stupid. Opinion.
        AP1_S2K
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        agreed
        Spartacus
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        eh, it doesn't look too great, but it doesn't look bad per se. Hyundai just took the Tiburon's windowline and added a weird lump for no good reason.
        Rampant
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        Youre an idiot. This car looks great!
        Mike Tramontano
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        i agree -- in general i like the car, but it would look better without the sagging glass now lets slap that v8 in there and we'll talk
      Galinskiomatic
      • 3 Years Ago
      so with 120+ hp, it's a FULL second faster? is that supposed to impress or depress? I feel like if i were an engineer on that project i would need to go and have a beer. Tires alone on the stock car should gain you a second. what happened?
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        @Galinskiomatic
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        Bryant Keith
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        @Galinskiomatic
        It completely depends on the track. If its a handling circuit that is a 35 second lap that could be a huge gain.
      EJD1984
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like we're seeing a preview of the engine for the revised Genesis Coupe, and the upcoming Kia GT. And who said the the pony/muscle car war was over?
      TomTomBill
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope they do a panaramic roof next year. I always loved the look of a white car with an all black roof(M3 im thinking of you) I think it would look great on this car.
      Matrix
      • 3 Years Ago
      Really looking forward to see this supercharged v6 go into full production, a Gdi v6 with the power of a v8 and 30mpg would be awesome.
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          Matrix
          • 3 Years Ago
          Thats funny when hyundai is actually rated as the most fuel efficient car company in america with 4 40mpg cars ,Guess everyone else is much worse. In truth on any car u will never get the highway mpg unless u drive 65mph on freeway only. I get 24 on my altima and nissan says 32, my wife gets 40 on a prius and toyota says 50.
      J D
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow. Matte black and LEDs in the headlamps. Welcome to 2008.
      Emagerix
      • 3 Years Ago
      @Galinskiomatic I thought that at first, but if you read it again it's implying that the new LSD alone will help with 1 second.
      jdwkinc
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am not sure if you are using the phrase "swan song" correctly unless you expect the SC V6 to explode and send this souped up Genesis to its death. I am simply envious that you get to write about cars for a living and can't use common English idioms properly.
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      Syl Wilson
      • 3 Years Ago
      I own a 2010 Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track model. I consistently get 29 to 31 mpg on the highway at 70+ speeds. Around town and highway I'm between 21 and 24 mpg. Last fill up averaged 23.6 mpg. This is more than Hyundai states the car gets. I am using synthetic motor oil and I don't stomp it all the time, but there have been the occasional moments. The supercharged car is interesting but I won't be trading mine anytime soon. Those of you who don't own or drive the car have no real idea of what you speak.
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