Friday, October 14, 2011 08:00
It wasn’t that long ago that Hyundai constantly had to remind everyone its name rhymed with Sunday. But now that the Korean carmaker is firmly established as a manufacturer, it’s making a new name for itself in the performance segment with cars like the Genesis Hurricane SC, set to debut at the 2011 SEMA show in Las Vegas, November 1-4.
The Genesis Hurricane SC is a special-edition prototype Genesis Coupe designed by Hyundai America Technical Center Inc. (HATCI) with help from Magnuson Products, Rhys Millen Racing, Harman International, and Torvec Inc. Under the hood is a supercharged 3.8-liter V-6 engine with a liquid-to-air intercooler, producing more than 450 horsepower.
Hyundai's long-standing racing partner Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) provided exterior enhancements including a front bumper, grille, hood, side skirts, diffuser and rear deck with spoiler. RMR partners Enkei and Hankook provided the high performance 19-inch wheel and tire assemblies. An RMR free-flowing exhaust system and air intake free up more engine power. The vehicle also sports upgraded LED headlights and taillights provided by FlyRyde.
The Hurricane SC has Bilstein monotube shock absorbers and springs with adjustable ride height tuned on the Nurburgring in Germany, and a Brembo six-piston brake kit with cross-drilled front and rear rotors. The engine also has a SPEC lightweight aluminum flywheel and stage-two clutch; a DeatschWerks high-flow fuel pump and 600cc injectors; Perma-Cool oil, differential, and steering coolers; and a custom CPR Fabrication billet-aluminum oil-filter adapter.
You can find the Hurricane SC at Hyundai’s show booth at the SEMA show, where many of the various performance parts of the car will also be on display.