Posted Oct 4th 2012 9:29AM
Hyundai is gearing up for this year's SEMA Show in a big way. The Korean automaker has partnered up with Cosworth to develop a special Genesis Coupe. The Cosworth CGRS Concept boasts a 389-horsepower version of the factory 3.8-litre, direct-injection V6. That's a respectable jump of 41 horsepower over the stock six cylinder, and the additional power comes courtesy of a Cosworth intake and exhaust, new engine control parameters and improved thermal management. A Cosworth big brake system and suspension help keep the coupe pointed in the right direction. This is SEMA, however, which means the coupe also gets a slathering of interior and exterior tweaks.
Inside, Cosworth served up a steering wheel, shift knob, pedals, shift boot and sports seats, while slathering the vehicle's body in satin and gloss blue paint. The stock front fascia was ditched in favor of a new piece with integrated carbon fiber brake ducts. Speaking of the composite, Cosworth whipped up a front splitter, side skirt, rear diffuser and trunk lid spoiler from the stuff just for this car. Look for the Cosworth Genesis Coupe to debut at the SEMA Show next month. Until then, check out the full press release below.
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COSWORTH DEVELOPS ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE CONCEPT FOR 2012 SEMA SHOW
World-class Racing Tuner Cosworth Takes Hyundai's Rear-drive Platform To its full Potential and Beyond
COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 – Hyundai chose the world-renowned engineering design and manufacturer, Cosworth, as a development partner to create the ultimate Genesis Coupe known as the Cosworth Genesis Racing Series (CGRS). The eye-grabbing blue Cosworth CGRS concept will be showcased with the Hyundai brand at the upcoming 2012 SEMA show.
This special Cosworth-tuned model takes the new Genesis Coupe 3.8-liter, direct-injected engine to racecar levels, with an impressive 389 horsepower at 6400 rpm, and tire-shredding torque of 325 lb.-ft. at 5100 rpm, all with daily-driving civility. From the exterior, the Cosworth design theme radiates a retina-bending satin-gloss blue finish, aero front splitter, gunmetal-finish lightweight racing wheels, integrated rear spoiler, and blackout rear diffuser. While unmistakably race-oriented, the Cosworth concept retains the original Genesis Coupe design language, focusing most on astounding performance gains and real-world performance potential.
"The rear-drive Genesis Coupe is simply a great platform from which to build our ultimate Cosworth Genesis Racing Series street model," said Nicole Armbrustmacher, director of marketing, Cosworth Americas. "The Cosworth Genesis Racing Series Coupe truly demonstrates the purpose-built performance potential of the affordable Genesis Coupe line. We're proud to partner with Hyundai for this ultimate racing series model."
While the exterior is purposeful and subdued, the Cosworth Genesis Coupe goes far beyond exterior cosmetics, with maximized under-hood performance modifications, a race-like interior environment, tires, brakes and suspension. The comprehensive list of Cosworth performance enhancements include:
Improved thermal management
Optimization of induction and exhaust systems
Enhanced engine control parameters
Cosworth Intake and High-flow Exhaust
Cosworth CGRS Steering Wheel
Cosworth CGRS Shift knob
Cosworth CGRS Pedals
Cosworth CGRS Shift Boot
Cosworth Two-Tone Sport Seats
Cosworth Two-Tone Interior Treatment
Cosworth CGRS Satin/Gloss Blue
Cosworth CGRS Full front replacement bumper w/ integrated Carbon Fiber Brake Ducts
Cosworth CGRS Carbon fiber front splitter
Cosworth CGRS Carbon fiber side skirt lip
Cosworth CGRS Carbon fiber Diffuser
Cosworth CGRS Integrated Trunk Spoiler
Cosworth CGRS Edition Wheels
Cosworth CGRS logo and hood graphics
Cosworth Big-Brake System
Cosworth Performance Suspension
Cosworth Group was founded in 1958. With headquarters in Northampton, UK, the company has a globally recognized brand and employs 400 staff across Europe, the USA and India. The group provides high performance technologies to a diverse range of industries including aerospace, defence, automotive and sport. Cosworth leverages its unique combination of advanced technologies, engineering expertise, manufacturing and test capabilities to deliver high performance products and services to a global blue-chip customer base. Cosworth Group can be found at www.cosworth.com.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.