2012 Cosworth Engineering Hyundai Genesis Racing Series Concept


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(from Hyundai Press Release) COSWORTH DEVELOPS ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE CONCEPT FOR 2012 SEMA SHOW

World-class Racing Tuner Cosworth Takes Hyundai’s Rear-drive Platform
To its full Potential and Beyond

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 – Hyundai chose the world-renowned engineering design and manufacturer, Cosworth, as a development partner to create the ultimate Genesis Coupe known as the Cosworth Genesis Racing Series (CGRS). The eye-grabbing blue Cosworth CGRS concept will be showcased with the Hyundai brand at the upcoming 2012 SEMA show.

This special Cosworth-tuned model takes the new Genesis Coupe 3.8-liter, direct-injected engine to racecar levels, with an impressive 389 horsepower at 6400 rpm, and tire-shredding torque of 325 lb.-ft. at 5100 rpm, all with daily-driving civility. From the exterior, the Cosworth design theme radiates a retina-bending satin-gloss blue finish, aero front splitter, gunmetal-finish lightweight racing wheels, integrated rear spoiler, and blackout rear diffuser. While unmistakably race-oriented, the Cosworth concept retains the original Genesis Coupe design language, focusing most on astounding performance gains and real-world performance potential.

“The rear-drive Genesis Coupe is simply a great platform from which to build our ultimate Cosworth Genesis Racing Series street model,” said Nicole Armbrustmacher, director of marketing, Cosworth Americas. “The Cosworth Genesis Racing Series Coupe truly demonstrates the purpose-built performance potential of the affordable Genesis Coupe line. We’re proud to partner with Hyundai for this ultimate racing series model.”

While the exterior is purposeful and subdued, the Cosworth Genesis Coupe goes far beyond exterior cosmetics, with maximized under-hood performance modifications, a race-like interior environment, tires, brakes and suspension. The comprehensive list of Cosworth performance enhancements include:

Engine
Improved thermal management
Optimization of induction and exhaust systems
Enhanced engine control parameters
Cosworth Intake and High-flow Exhaust

Interior
Cosworth CGRS Steering Wheel
Cosworth CGRS Shift knob
Cosworth CGRS Pedals
Cosworth CGRS Shift Boot
Cosworth Two-Tone Sport Seats
Cosworth Two-Tone Interior Treatment

Exterior
Cosworth CGRS Satin/Gloss Blue
Cosworth CGRS Full front replacement bumper w/ integrated Carbon Fiber Brake Ducts
Cosworth CGRS Carbon fiber front splitter
Cosworth CGRS Carbon fiber side skirt lip
Cosworth CGRS Carbon fiber Diffuser
Cosworth CGRS Integrated Trunk Spoiler
Cosworth CGRS Edition Wheels
Cosworth CGRS logo and hood graphics

Brakes
Cosworth Big-Brake System

Suspension
Cosworth Performance Suspension

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