My buddy, Rhys Millen, as he gives his first hand account of the how the new Hyundai Genesis Coupe came to be. Very cool commentary and insight into his vision, his racing passion and his relationship with Hyundai. – GT
Take a journey with Rhys as he talks about his latest project, the building of the RM500 5.0L Tau V8 powered Hyundai Genesis Coupe.
Making auto enthusiasts’ wishes come true at this year’s SEMA Show, Rhys Millen Racing’s modified Genesis Coupe features Hyundai’s most powerful engine under its hood — the award-winning 5.0-liter Tau V8. The RM500 Genesis Coupe is a 450-horsepower machine with a distinct, production-ready look. This marks the fourth year of the partnership between RMR and Hyundai creating show-stopping vehicles for tuners and consumers alike.
In addition to the Tau V8, the all-black Genesis Coupe receives a custom RMR stainless exhaust with GReddy rear section muffler and titanium tips, oil cooler and rear differential cooler. These mechanical enhancements give Hyundai’s most powerful engine an extra 20 horsepower boost. The Genesis Coupe also showcases HRE 793-RS 19-inch wheels, 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.
This vehicle is a custom one-off model produced by Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) for SEMA Show 2011.
To learn more about the Hyundai Genesis Coupe visit http://www.hyundaiusa.com/.
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