Hyundai Genesis Coupe drift auto by Rhys Millen Racing

Posted on Sunday, 15 February 2009 , 15:02:25 byEmil

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Hyundai Genesis Coupe drift auto by Rhys Millen Racing

Genesis Coupe is Hyundai`s highlight at the Chicago Auto Show this year - a drift auto made by Rhys Millen Racing. It`s Red Bull sponsored, the car will rival this year in some events. Rhys Millen, drift champion, whose firm is sharing his name, so, Millen was on hand Wednesday at the show to help reveal the Genesis 550-horsepower. 'Today’s announcement puts the Genesis Coupe into three great motorsports series' said John Krafcik, the CEO and acting president of Hyundai Motor America. `We like to refer to the Genesis Coupe as the sinister sibling to the North American Car of the Year, the Genesis sedan and we look forward to Rhys harnessing every ounce of energy in the Coupe as he campaigns it'.

The auto will rival in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Formula Drift Professional Drifting Championship, plus at select Redline Time Attack events this year.

“The Genesis Coupe Concept inspired me to seek out a relationship with Hyundai and it has developed into multiple projects,” said Millen. “The immediate focus is developing the RMR Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe into a drift car with a 550-horsepower engine and a lightweight, rigid chassis. We are applying everything we know about fabricating into building this car.”