Chicago, Illinois – During the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai announced a track-ready version of the 2010 Genesis Coupe designed to appeal to enthusiasts who want a low starting price and the ability to tune their car to their own specifications. The Genesis Coupe R-Spec will be available as a mid-2010 model year introduction in the United States. There was no announcement as to Canadian availability.
Hyundai says the R-Spec provides genuine track-readiness in an affordable model. The R-Spec adds performance equipment to the most affordable 2.0T model, such as: track-tuned suspension, 19-inch gunmetal-finish alloy wheels with performance summer tires, Brembo braking system, Torsen limited-slip differential, and R-Spec badging. To further reduce cost and weight, it also eliminates some non-essential convenience equipment such as: Bluetooth telephone, automatic headlights, cruise control, trip computer, chrome interior accents and steering wheel audio controls.
The R-Spec will be available in three performance oriented exteriors colors: Karussell White, Bathurst Black and Tsukuba Red.
In the U.S., the Genesis Coupe R-Spec will be priced at $23,750.