If you were counting on Hyundai to release more Genesis Coupe concepts at this year’s SEMA Show, it looks like you won’t be disappointed. The first Hyundai SEMA concept that we’re seeing is based on the Genesis Coupe R-Spec variant, and it comes courtesy of ARK Performance.
It’s hard to miss the exterior modifications, which include a carbon fiber hood, a rear diffuser, substantial rear fender flares, a front splitter, a carbon fiber deck lid and a carbon fiber rear wing. Under the fenders, ARK Performance is apparently running a combination of Nitto NT05 and Yokohama Advan RS2 tires on lightweight wheels.
What you can’t see may be most impressive of all, as ARK has gone through the car’s 3.8-liter V-6, upping output from 348 to 395 horsepower. Torque goes up as well, growing from 295 to 340 pound-feet, courtesy of a Brian Crower stroker kit that ups displacement to 4.2-liters.
The Genesis Coupe gets a new intake, header and exhaust, too, as well as the new pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft that come in the stroker kit. Ensuring the engine can take the added strain, ARK has had it blueprinted and adds its own oil cooler.
The driveline gets a dual-mass flywheel, a carbon clutch plate kit and a Cusco limited-slip differential, which helps get the additional power to the ground out of corners. A big-brake kit with six-piston calipers ensures the car will stop as well as it goes, while an ARK coilover suspension and stiffer bars, arms and control rods up the handling factor.
Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec Track Edition, by ARK Performance
Inside, the car gets a custom interior courtesy of JPM Coachworks, complete with a Cusco 8-point roll cage, Sparco Pro ADV seats and a Sparco steering wheel.
Don’t look for Hyundai to release an equivalent model anytime soon. Instead, just like last year’s Hurricane SC and RM500, the car serves as an example of what can be built given enough time, money and tools.