2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec to debut at 2009 SEMA

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec

Now that the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is out pleasing the rear-wheel-drive sports coupe segment lovers, Hyundai is finally gearing up to launch the promised Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec model. Hyundai says that the 2010 Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec model is “the perfect blank canvas for tuners” with prices starting at $23,750.

Power comes from a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder making 210-hp mated to a 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission. It returns an EPA estimated 30 mpg on the highway and has a top speed of 137 mph. The Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec model also comes with 19-inch gunmetal-finish alloy wheels, a Brembo braking system, a track-tuned suspension, Torsen-type limited-slip differential, R-spec badging and much more (check out the press release after the jump for full details).

The car will make its debut at the 2009 SEMA Show next week and is on its way to the dealers as you read this.

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec:

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec

Press Release:

Production R-Spec to Debut at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., oct. 27, 2009 ““ The Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec, the perfect blank canvas for tuners, priced at $23,750 is beginning to arrive at dealerships across the country. R-Spec takes the core performance equipment from the 2.0T Track model and eliminates non-essential convenience equipment to reduce both cost and weight. The Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec ““ the first production R-Spec model to arrive in the U.S. ““ will make its world debut at the Hyundai booth at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 3 ““ 6 (Booth # 24387).

The R-Spec allows enthusiasts to tune their own car to their desired specifications. R-Spec provides genuine track-readiness and powertrain scalability in an affordable model. The R-Spec adds core Track model performance equipment to the most affordable 2.0T model, such as: Track-tuned suspension, 19-inch gunmetal-finish alloy wheels with performance Summer tires, Brembo® braking system, Torsen® limited-slip differential and R-Spec badging.

In a special nod to tuners, R-Spec will also receive a set of front strut camber adjustment bolts (dealer installation ““ optional for customer to install) to further enhance initial turn-in and handling response. To reduce both cost and weight, the R-Spec eliminates some non-essential convenience equipment such as:  Bluetooth®, automatic headlights, cruise control, trip computer, chrome interior accents and steering wheel audio controls. Genesis Coupe R-Spec is priced $3,000 less than the 2.0T Track model, leaving tuners with extra cash for their own choice of aftermarket performance upgrades. Appropriately, R-Spec will be available in three exteriors colors most common among international racing teams:  Karussell White, Bathurst Black and Tsukuba Red. R-Spec comes with manual transmission only.

R-Spec equipment includes:

  • 2.0-liter low-pressure turbocharged intercooled four-cylinder engine with dual continuously variable valve timing delivering 210 hp, 30 mpg EPA highway rating and a top speed of 137 mph
  • 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission
  • Electronic Stability Control with Traction control, ABS, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution and Brake Assist
  • 19-inch gunmetal-finish alloy wheels with staggered-width high-performance summer-compound Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires (225/40YR19 front, 245/40YR19 rear)
  • Brembo® braking system with 13.4-inch ventilated front rotors, 42mm four-piston fixed front calipers (red), 13.0-inch ventilated rear rotors, 32mm+28mm four-piston fixed rear calipers (red)
  • Track-tuned suspension (higher-rate coil springs, higher-control shock absorbers, 25mm front stabilizer bar, 22mm rear stabilizer bar, front strut brace)
  • Torsen-type limited-slip differential
  • R-Spec badging
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Front, side, side curtain air bags
  • Active front head restraints
  • Driver”s lumbar support
  • Air conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry system
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Power windows (one-touch up and down), door locks and mirrors
  • AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers
  • iPod/USB/Aux jack connectivity
  • Projector beam headlamps
  • Lightweight temporary spare with aluminum wheel (T135/80D18)
  • Note:  Automatic transmission not available with R-Spec

2010 Genesis Coupe Manufacturer”s Suggested Retail Pricing

Model

Engine

Transmission MSRP

2.0T

2.0L Turbo 4-cyl

Six-Speed M/T $22,000

2.0T

2.0L Turbo 4-cyl

Five-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC® $23,250

2.0T R-Spec

2.0L Turbo 4-cyl

Six-Speed M/T $23,750

2.0T Premium

2.0L Turbo 4-cyl

Six-Speed M/T $24,250

2.0T Premium

2.0L Turbo 4-cyl

Five-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC® $25,500

2.0T Track

2.0L Turbo 4-cyl

Six-Speed M/T $26,750

3.8

3.8L V6

Six-Speed M/T $25,000

3.8

3.8L V6

Six-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC® $26,500

3.8 Grand Touring

3.8L V6

Six-Speed M/T $28,500

3.8 Grand Touring

3.8L V6

Six-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC® $30,000

3.8 Track

3.8L V6

Six-Speed M/T $30,500

3.8 Track

3.8L V6

Six-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC® $32,000

Freight charges for the 2010MY Genesis Coupe are $750 and are not included in the prices in this release.

WARRANTY

The 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is protected by the Hyundai Advantage, America”s Best Warranty. Coverage includes five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper protection,

10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, and seven-year/unlimited mileage anti-perforation coverage. In addition, Genesis Coupe buyers receive 24-hour roadside assistance coverage at no extra charge for five years (no mileage limit) and that service includes emergency towing, lockout service and limited coverage for trip-interruption expenses. There is no deductible on any of these coverages.

– By: Kap Shah