RKSport Genesis debuting at SEMA

Posted on Thursday, 9 October 2008 , 05:10:52 byEmil

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RKSport Genesis debuting at SEMA

A new Genesis customized sedan to be revealed at SEMA Show is RKSport Genesis. It`s a high-performance unit powered by the enhanced variant of the V8 Tau engine (originally delivering around 375 hp) made by the U.S. Hyundai powertrain engineering team located in Michigan.

Styling changes to this RKSport Genesis are: a composite hood, side skirts, unique front/rear lower fascias, a rear composite roof spoiler, trunk spoiler. The RKSport will be partnering with popular aftermarket firms adding a Baer performance brake set package, TSW alloy wheels, K&N performance air intake, a Magnaflow performance exhaust and Eibach lowering springs.

At SEMA you will see also HKS Genesis Coupe, RMR Genesis Coupe, and Genesis Coupe Street Concepts.

"The 2009 Hyundai Genesis provides us a great opportunity to expand on the overall concepts originally designed by Hyundai engineers," says Bob Smith, RKSport owner. "We plan on maximizing the performance abilities of the Genesis and are looking forward to developing a must-see car at this year’s SEMA show."

"SEMA allows Hyundai to experiment with the rear-wheel drive performance and design of our Genesis platform," affirms John Krafcik, the vice president of Product Development and Strategic Planning for Hyundai Motor America. "We expect the home-grown surprise under the hood of this Genesis will spark some interest with the crowd at SEMA."