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Today, the Genesis Coupe joins the party with a special Hurricane SC edition.
As you might have guessed, the SC in the name refers to a supercharger. In this case, it's a liquid-to-air intercooled Magnuson unit co-developed with Hyundai America Technical Center Inc. (HATCI) to deliver over 450 horsepower from the standard 3.8-liter V-6 engine.
The supercharger isn't just for show, according to HATCI senior engineer David Dutko. "The HATCI and Magnuson supercharger demonstrates the high-performance potential of Genesis Coupe's V-6 engine – the car was engineered to handle this kind of extra power," said Dutko. "Our HATCI engineers have been working for years with Magnuson to ensure high engine output is available on future Hyundai vehicles." Interesting.
Other tweaks to the Hurricane SC include a full exterior Rhys Millen Racing body kit, 19-inch Enkei wheels with Hankook tires, a high-flow exhaust and intake, and LED headlights and tail lights. A Bilstein suspension, Brembo brakes, lightened flywheel, and additional cooling capacity boost performance further. Inside, the car gets a Harman Lexicon audio system, Katzkin leather and suede seats, and other upgrades.
The car will make its debut at the 2011 SEMA show November 1-4 in Las Vegas.