Hyundai has brought along two high-performance Genesis Coupes to the SEMA Show to augment is huge fleet of Velosters, Elantras and other modified Korean goodies. We've already dropped the knowledge on both the Cosworth Genesis Racing Series Concept (above, right in blue) – tuned by Cosworth, as you can probably tell – and the Genesis Coupe R-Spec (above, left) that was tuned by ARK Performance.

To recap: the ARK car is rocking 395 horsepower and 340 pound-feet of torque from its 3.8-liter V6. The Cosworth car, meanwhile, is pumping out 389 horses from its V6 – and despite the name, neither Cosworth nor Hyundai has announced an actual racing series for the car. Have a gander at both in our galleries of live images, here and here.


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      Neutral President
      • 2 Years Ago
      The matte black on the hood of the Cosworth really helps hide the main feature of the revised Genesis Coupe that i don't like: Those fake vents on the hood. Seriously, who thought those things were a good idea? I wish they had a shaved hood option... those extra creases and the fake vents just ruin the look.
      Scooter
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought maybe once back in 2010 I would want a Genesis Coupe. After a test drive, and a thorough inspection of the quality, and details of the vehicle, I would consider the Genesis Coupe the bottom of the barrel in sports cars. Some owners would disagree, but the quality of a Genesis Coupe overall, (plastics galore!) seems lazy, cheap, and unrefined. The exterior is fairly basic, and very plastic. We know most cars today are a plastic tub on wheels, but Hyundai needs to do a better job of hiding that. Theres the argument the top trim is fast and whatever, but the car its self is inferior to Mazdas, Subarus and other popular top brands. It remains the car of choice for somebody thinking a few thousand less is worth the mediocrity of the car.
        Dmitriy Markelov
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Scooter
        Considering I went from a G35 to a Gen Coupe I'd have to disagree. Money had nothing to do with it and I have zero quality complaints. Someone asks me about it on a daily basis at gas stations, stop lights, parking lots, etc. It's crazy how much attention it gets.
          Richard
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dmitriy Markelov
          I bet where it comes to the interior the Genesis coupe what as step up. The G35 interiors were not great to say the least. Seriously now you attract attention in a Genesis coupe? I am guess you live in a smaller town?
          Dmitriy Markelov
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dmitriy Markelov
          Good ol San Francisco Bay Area. Looks are subjective and there will be bias here as I own the car but I bought one because I thought it was a gorgeous car. I have a 2011 mind you, not the refreshed 2013 with the less than attractive front end and hood vents.
        windexsunday
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Scooter
        Either you weren't actually looking a Genesis Coupe or you are hopelessly delusional. I am not saying it is the greatest car in its class, not by a long shot. However, no reasonable person would agree with that description after seeing the car.
      bubba_roe
      • 2 Years Ago
      They really messed up the front end of these cars with that mouth. It looked much better before.
        Howard
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bubba_roe
        i personally think the 2013 model looks better. the hood vents can be functional with a little bit of work from a dremel and it overall looks much more aggressive. but hey...we all have opinions :P
        Dmitriy Markelov
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bubba_roe
        Agreed. Love my 2011 RSPEC!
      ticklmecho
      • 2 Years Ago
      God I hope they don't make that Cosworth Genesis Coupe because if they do, I'm gonna have to do unspeakable things in order to get one.
      djpatrick35
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Dodge Challenger wants its hood back!
      Markus
      • 2 Years Ago
      a dark soul leaks beneath the Japanese carmakers and projects itself as a front grill. There's something to this whole Manga thing.
      Andrey Budzinskiy
      • 1 Year Ago
      they do sell aftermarket hood vents that are not fake (hood itself has a hole behind those fake vents)
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