Hyundai Motor America has partnered with Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) and the Tuner School to develop a powerful entry for this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. The result of this collaboration is a carbon fiber-wrapped Genesis coupe with 500hp. This project reflects on the Coupe’s great wide range of aftermarket potential.
Genesis Carbon Coupe features a very special engine which has received many modifications chief of which include Custom Single Turbo System, Precision 66 mm ball bearing turbocharger, Tial blow-off valve and 44 mm wastegate, a HKS boost controller and upgraded injectors and fuel pump. Therefore it is capable of 500 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, 465 lb-ft of torque. The tuner reckons that the Coupe will do 0 to 60 in about 3.9 seconds and can run a quarter mile in 12.5 seconds.
“The Genesis Coupe architecture is the ideal platform for tuners looking to make everyday modifications to their vehicles and our students at the Tuner School took full advantage,” said Hennessey. “The visually stunning complete carbon fiber matte black wrap and high-end performance benchmarks create a monster SEMA car.”
About Hennessey tuner school:
Tuner School’s unique curriculum immerses its students in a combination of classroom education and hands-on experience, all while surrounded by the day-to-day operations of HPE’s 30,000+ square-foot facility. Spanning a range of horsepower-induced topics, including engine building, forced induction and dyno testing, Tuner School covers all aspects of building and modifying some of the fastest cars in the world. With dozens of high-horsepower vehicles coming and going, students are placed in a rare position to experience every nuance of working within a high-performance automotive business