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Old 10-27-2009, 02:04 PM   #1
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The Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec, which we've been eagerly awaiting since the launch of the 2010 Genesis Coupe, will debut at SEMA and, more importantly, is now arriving at dealerships.

The tuner-friendly R-Spec deletes all the convenience features we don't want or need, giving drivers a lighter, less expensive vehicle ($23,750 MSRP). It also features the Track model perfomance equipment, such as a tuned suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels with summer tires, Brembo brakes, and a Torsen LSD. It also gets a set of front strut camber adjustment bolts.

And, of course, it only comes with a six-speed manual transmission. See? Hyundai gets it.

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production R-Spec to Debut at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., oct. 27, 2009 - The Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec, the perfect blank canvas for tuners, priced at $23,750 is beginning to arrive at dealerships across the country. R-Spec takes the core performance equipment from the 2.0T Track model and eliminates non-essential convenience equipment to reduce both cost and weight. The Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec - the first production R-Spec model to arrive in the U.S. - will make its world debut at the Hyundai booth at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 3 - 6 (Booth # 24387).

The R-Spec allows enthusiasts to tune their own car to their desired specifications. R-Spec provides genuine track-readiness and powertrain scalability in an affordable model.

The R-Spec adds core Track model 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.


In a special nod to tuners, R-Spec will also receive a set of front strut camber adjustment bolts (dealer installation - optional for customer to install) to further enhance initial turn-in and handling response. To reduce both cost and weight, the R-Spec eliminates some non-essential convenience equipment such as: Bluetooth®, automatic headlights, cruise control, trip computer, chrome interior accents and steering wheel audio controls. Genesis Coupe R-Spec is priced $3,000 less than the 2.0T Track model, leaving tuners with extra cash for their own choice of aftermarket performance upgrades. Appropriately, R-Spec will be available in three exteriors colors most common among international racing teams: Karussell White, Bathurst Black and Tsukuba Red. R-Spec comes with manual transmission only.

R-Spec equipment includes:
· 2.0-liter low-pressure turbocharged intercooled four-cylinder engine with dual continuously variable valve timing delivering 210 hp, 30 mpg EPA highway rating and a top speed of 137 mph

· 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission
· Electronic Stability Control with Traction control, ABS, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution and Brake Assist
· 19-inch gunmetal-finish alloy wheels with staggered-width high-performance summer-compound Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires (225/40YR19 front, 245/40YR19 rear)

· Brembo® braking system with 13.4-inch ventilated front rotors, 42mm four-piston fixed front calipers (red), 13.0-inch ventilated rear rotors, 32mm+28mm four-piston fixed rear calipers (red)
· Track-tuned suspension (higher-rate coil springs, higher-control shock absorbers, 25mm front stabilizer bar, 22mm rear stabilizer bar, front strut brace)

· Torsen-type limited-slip differential
· R-Spec badging
· Tire Pressure Monitoring System
· Front, side, side curtain air bags
· Active front head restraints
· Driver's lumbar support

· Air conditioning
· Remote keyless entry system

· Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
· Power windows (one-touch up and down), door locks and mirrors

· AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers
· iPod/USB/Aux jack connectivity
· Projector beam headlamps
· Lightweight temporary spare with aluminum wheel (T135/80D18)
· Note: Automatic transmission not available with R-Spec
2010 Genesis Coupe Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Pricing

Model Engine Transmission MSRP
2.0T 2.0L Turbo 4-cyl Six-Speed M/T $22,000
2.0T 2.0L Turbo 4-cyl Five-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC® $23,250
2.0T R-Spec 2.0L Turbo 4-cyl Six-Speed M/T $23,750
2.0T Premium 2.0L Turbo 4-cyl Six-Speed M/T $24,250
2.0T Premium 2.0L Turbo 4-cyl Five-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC® $25,500
2.0T Track 2.0L Turbo 4-cyl Six-Speed M/T $26,750
3.8 3.8L V6 Six-Speed M/T $25,000
3.8 3.8L V6 Six-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC® $26,500
3.8 Grand Touring 3.8L V6 Six-Speed M/T $28,500
3.8 Grand Touring 3.8L V6 Six-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC® $30,000
3.8 Track 3.8L V6 Six-Speed M/T $30,500
3.8 Track 3.8L V6 Six-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC® $32,000
Freight charges for the 2010MY Genesis Coupe are $750 and are not included in the prices in this release.



WARRANTY
The 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is protected by the Hyundai Advantage, America's Best Warranty. Coverage includes five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper protection,
10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, and seven-year/unlimited mileage anti-perforation coverage. In addition, Genesis Coupe buyers receive 24-hour roadside assistance coverage at no extra charge for five years (no mileage limit) and that service includes emergency towing, lockout service and limited coverage for trip-interruption expenses. There is no deductible on any of these coverages.
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:20 PM   #2
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dammnnnn
now i want one of these

i have no use for those fancy "standard" options

10yr / 100k drivetrain for a car like this i can beat on ... omg ....
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:25 PM   #3
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Cruise and a trip computer should all be simple matters of a program in the ECU or the cluster. Other than that, I agree with the things they ditched.
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:31 PM   #4
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Lose weight and cost less? Hey, Porsche... get over here!
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:43 PM   #5
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Nice track car. Good move by Hyundai.
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:46 PM   #6
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I'd MUCH rather have a cruise control than power windows. The power windows seem like such low hanging fruit to cut weight, but I suppose in this day and age there is no such thing as "parts bin" manual windows.
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Nice track car. Good move by Hyundai.
Very good move. I bet they steal a few sales from the new toyobaru coupe since people hate waiting and love warranties.
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:49 PM   #8
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Already have mine on hold at the dealership. Made the deposit last month.
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:52 PM   #9
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i love this car but it seems like the aftermarket hasn't taken off. they've only been able to tune this car in the states for like 2 months, while in korea they've been tuning them like crazy for awhile. the fact also that hyundai really has yet to address the rev hang issue as well is enough to keep me away from this car....atleast for a couple of years.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:03 PM   #10
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nice Job Hyundai now give it the extra 20 hp it should have.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:19 PM   #11
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Sounds like the wrx tr... If the car had a little more umpff I would definitely pick one up.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:39 PM   #12
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I like the fact that they state the following:

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Question is, what aftermarket performance upgrades will affect the 10 yr/ 100K mile warranty?
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, cruise control, trip computer, chrome interior accents and steering wheel audio controls
Ok, so they took out a sensor, some switches, a microphone, maybe 5 feet of wiring, swapped crome painted plastic for regular plastic, and disabled some software features in a computer.

Well done, you managed to remove maybe a generous 10 lbs with the removal of switches, cabling, GRAMS of paint, and a microphone. But wait, almost forgot the MASSIVE weight savings of disabling software features. Working in IT, I know as much as anybody, lines of code are insanely heavy!

That saves a meaningful amount of weight how?
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I like the fact that they state the following:



Question is, what aftermarket performance upgrades will affect the 10 yr/ 100K mile warranty?
Almost none - Hyundai has been really mod-friendly with this car. Reflashes, etc - everything short of a motor build will not void the warranty.
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Almost none - Hyundai has been really mod-friendly with this car. Reflashes, etc - everything short of a motor build will not void the warranty.

Give it time, I bet that will change when people start doing "accidental" port work to the oil pan/heads and turning their transmissions into baby rattles....

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i love this car but it seems like the aftermarket hasn't taken off. they've only been able to tune this car in the states for like 2 months, while in korea they've been tuning them like crazy for awhile. the fact also that hyundai really has yet to address the rev hang issue as well is enough to keep me away from this car....atleast for a couple of years.
Rev hang issue was actually very recently addressed, and also goes away with any aftermarket reflash. A new TSB update to the ECU almost completely eliminates the rev hang.
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Give it time, I bet that will change when people start doing port work to the oil pan and turning their transmissions into baby rattles....
Well of course. But so far they've been quite accepting of the fact that people are modding the **** out of these cars.
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Question is, what aftermarket performance upgrades will affect the 10 yr/ 100K mile warranty?
do an LS1 swap and u'll still have the warranty
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Give it time, I bet that will change when people start doing "accidental" port work to the oil pan/heads and turning their transmissions into baby rattles....
Hyundai is really hoping this car will change their image. They want this to be a mod-friendly platform that will attract younger buyers.
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While not perfect at least someone gets the idea around here these days.
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And, of course, it only comes with a six-speed manual transmission. See? Hyundai gets it.
man those koreans sure can use their brain
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Ok, so they took out a sensor, some switches, a microphone, maybe 5 feet of wiring, swapped crome painted plastic for regular plastic, and disabled some software features in a computer.

Well done, you managed to remove maybe a generous 10 lbs with the removal of switches, cabling, GRAMS of paint, and a microphone. But wait, almost forgot the MASSIVE weight savings of disabling software features. Working in IT, I know as much as anybody, lines of code are insanely heavy!

That saves a meaningful amount of weight how?
You must have missed the "less expensive."
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Sounds like the wrx tr... If the car had a little more umpff I would definitely pick one up.
Hyundai is definitely using the same formula that Subaru used with their previous TR model. A big win for young enthisiasts!
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Hyundai is definitely using the same formula that Subaru used with their previous TR model. A big win for young enthisiasts!
The TR model wasn't worth all the things you lost just to save $1k.
This thing is saving you $3k and nothing I care about except for the cruise control.
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I drove a regular 2.0T Genesis Coupe a few weeks ago, and I felt it was a mixed bag. I actually liked the interior and the quality was pretty decent (knowing that nothing around the same price range is going to feel like the GTI). I felt comfortable sitting in the car/driving the car. The engine is responsive around town and dipping into the throttle while cruising on the highway. It was nice to feel RWD dynamics again.

With that said, the transmission was crunchy and did not feel very nice at all. The engine seemed to run out of steam really early and did not feel very powerful at all trying to run out the rpms a little. The ride quality was a little bumpy and sloppy, but this I am not sure was the cars fault, as after getting back to the dealership I noticed the two front tires needed a ton of air in them.

I certainly would like to drive the R-Spec to see how it feels. On paper, it sounds great, but so does the Mazdaspeed3 and I don't like driving that car at all. There is a lot of car enthusiast stuff packed into a nice little package for a pretty darn good price with the R-Spec. Also, the 100,000 mile warranty is great. I do wish it was a good bit lighter, but you can't have everything. If the car is fun to drive and communicative with the driver, I will take a serious look at it.
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