When Hyundai announced that it would be debuting a 2-liter turbocharged version of its rear-wheel driven Genesis Coupe, I thought to myself, "The tuner crowd is going to go crazy over this."
Not even a year later, it appears that I was correct. Case in point, GReddy performance parts will be bringing a tuned-up Genesis Coupe 2.0T--dubbed the "GReddy X-Gen Street Genesis Coupe"--to the 2009 SEMA Show packed to the gills with performance parts and spinning its flywheel to the tune of 350-horsepower.
Bear in mind that the stock Genesis 2.0T packs only 210-ponies under its bonnet, so that's a sizable improvement. So how did they do it?
Bolt-on upgrades include a GReddy Performance Products turbo upgrade kit, a large front-mounted intercooler kit, a cat-back exhaust system, and a fully adjustable coil-over suspension, along with numerous other modifications. Bringing the Coupe to a stop are GReddy six-piston front- and four-piston rear-brake calipers.
At the end of the day, the rather goofily named X-Gen Genesis will generate 350-horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. With that kind of power, GReddy expects 0-60 runs to take under six seconds. And GReddy doesn't plan on ending there: once SEMA is behind them, the Coupe will then be further modified with a 500-horsepower target. 250-horsepower per liter of displacement? I'll take two.
The GReddy X-Gen Street Genesis Coupe will be displayed at the 2009 SEMA Show in early November.