COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 – Making auto enthusiasts’ wishes come true at this year’s SEMA Show, Rhys Millen Racing’s (RMR) 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.
“From the moment I saw the Tau V8 engine in the Genesis R-Spec sedan, I knew it would be a perfect fit for the Genesis Coupe, adding even more performance and power to the dynamic coupe,” said Rhys Millen, owner, Rhys Millen Racing. “The sleek and practical exterior modifications would allow this Genesis Coupe to look good parked in your driveway or turning laps at the track.”
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 RMR RM500 Genesis Coupe is a natural home to showcase the performance capabilities of the powerful Tau V8 engine, available in the 2012 Genesis sedan,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, Product and Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Rhys Millen Racing has taken the Tau’s power and the Coupe’s tuner-friendly driving architecture to create a true show-stopper for SEMA this year.”
The RMR RM500 unveils a new line of RMR products for the Genesis Coupe, featuring a RMR carbon front lip, carbon spoiler, carbon rear diffuser, carbon side skirts, carbon fog light ducts and carbon grill. The Genesis Coupe also showcases HRE 793-RS 19-inch wheels, Hankook Ventus R-S3 tires and 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.
Mechanical components RMR modified include:
*Hyundai 5.0-liter Tau V8 Engine
*RMR Custom Stainless Exhaust with Greddy SE Rear Section
*RMR Custom Adapter Plate
*RMR Custom Light Weight Clutch & Flywheel
*K&N Panel Filter
*AEM Engine Management System
*Brembo Carbon Ceramic Rotors (Front – 15.5-inch, Rear – 15-inch)
*Brembo Six Piston Front Calipers Four Piston Rear
*HRE 793-RS II-Spoke Rims (Front – 19×8.5, Rear – 19×9.5)
*Hankook Ventus V12 Tires (Front – 245/40ZR19, Rear – 275/35ZR19)