SEMA 2011: Rhys Millen drops 5.0 liter Tau V8 in Hyundai Genesis Coupe

We’ve always wanted Hyundai to throw its 5.0 liter Tau V8 into the Genesis Coupe and today are wants are being fulfilled. At the 2011 SEMA Shows Hyundai is debuting RM500 Genesis Coupe, which was created in partnership with Rhys Millen Racing.

The Hyundai RM500 Genesis Coupe features the company’s award-winning 5.0 liter Tau V8 making 450-hp. While there is no word of it entering production, Hyundai says that the concept has a ‘production-ready look.’

“From the moment I saw the Tau V8 engine in the Genesis R-Spec sedan, I knew it would be a perfect fit for the Genesis Coupe, adding even more performance and power to the dynamic coupe,” said Rhys Millen, owner, Rhys Millen Racing. “The sleek and practical exterior modifications would allow this Genesis Coupe to look good parked in your driveway or turning laps at the track.”

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Along with the Tau V8, the RM500 Genesis Coupe features a custom RMR stainless exhaust with GReddy rear section muffler and titanium tips, oil cooler and rear differential cooler. It also gets an RMR carbon front lip, carbon spoiler, carbon rear diffuser, carbon side skirts, carbon fog light ducts and carbon grill. The Genesis Coupe also showcases HRE 793-RS 19-inch wheels, Hankook Ventus R-S3 tires and Brembo carbon ceramic rotors with Brembo six and four piston calipers. The inside of the vehicle features the RMR suede trim package and Sparco accents.

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Mechanical components RMR modified include:

  • Hyundai 5.0-liter Tau V8 Engine
  • RMR Custom Stainless Exhaust with Greddy SE Rear Section
  • RMR Custom Adapter Plate
  • RMR Custom Light Weight Clutch & Flywheel
  • K&N Panel Filter
  • AEM Engine Management System
  • Brembo Carbon Ceramic Rotors (Front – 15.5-inch, Rear – 15-inch)
  • Brembo Six Piston Front Calipers Four Piston Rear
  • HRE 793-RS II-Spoke Rims (Front – 19×8.5, Rear – 19×9.5)
  • Hankook Ventus V12 Tires (Front – 245/40ZR19, Rear – 275/35ZR19)

Interior enhancements include:

  • RMR Interior Suede Trip Package
  • Sparco Chrono Sport Seats with RMR Accents
  • Sparco Track Sliders
  • RMR Seat Brackets
  • Sparco Tecno Leather Shift Knob
  • RMR 1-inch Steering Column Extension

RMR also made the following exterior enhancements:

  • RMR Carbon Front Lip
  • RMR Carbon Side Skirts
  • RMR Carbon Rear Diffuser
  • RMR Carbon Three Piece Spoiler
  • RMR Carbon Grill
  • RMR Carbon Overlay Roof
  • RMR Carbon Fog Light Vents with Brake Ducts
  • RMR Yellow Fog Light Covers

– By: Omar Rana