Hyundai previews SEMA-bound 500-hp Genesis Coupe

Hyundai previews SEMA-bound 500-hp Genesis Coupe

Hyundai and partner ARK Performance will travel to the annual SEMA show that will take place this November in Las Vegas, Nevada, to introduce a tuned Genesis Coupe.

Called Solus Genesis Coupe, the concept is ambitiously aimed at sport-focused machines like the BMW M4 and the Lexus RC F. The lone sketch published by Hyundai and ARK reveals the coupe gets a much more aggressive-looking front bumper with large air dams and a carbon fiber splitter, blacked-out headlights, and wide alloy wheels tucked under flared fenders.

ARK promises the cockpit has been upgraded with a redesigned dashboard with an integrated multimedia screen, a new steering wheel, extra gauges and a healthy dose of carbon fiber trim, but pictures haven’t been published yet.

Power comes from a heavily-modified version of Hyundai’s Lambda V6 engine that has been stroked to 4.0-liter and fitted with a Rotrex supercharger. The blown six sends over 500 horsepower — about 150 more than the stock 3.8-liter V6 — to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. Performance specifications haven’t been published yet, but ARK says it equipped the six-cylinder with all-new internal components to ensure it can cope with the extra power.

What the future holds for the Solus Genesis Coupe is anyone’s guess, but it’s worth noting that all of the Hyundai-based concepts that ARK has built for SEMA have been merely design studies.

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