GReddy gives the Genesis Coupe a boost

GReddy performance parts will be bringing a tuned-up Genesis Coupe 2.0T--dubbed the "GReddy X-Gen Street Genesis Coupe"--to the 2009 SEMA Show packed to the gills with performance parts and spinning its flywheel to the tune of 350-horsepower.

Ugly graphics and dumb name nonwithstanding, we're excited about the GReddy X-Gen Street Genesis Coupe
Before all is said and done, GReddy plans to more than double the Genesis Coupe 2.0T's power output. GReddy

When Hyundai announced that it would be debuting a 2-liter turbocharged version of its rear-wheel driven Genesis Coupe, I thought to myself, "The tuner crowd is going to go crazy over this."

Not even a year later, it appears that I was correct. Case in point, GReddy performance parts will be bringing a tuned-up Genesis Coupe 2.0T--dubbed the "GReddy X-Gen Street Genesis Coupe"--to the 2009 SEMA Show packed to the gills with performance parts and spinning its flywheel to the tune of 350-horsepower.

Bear in mind that the stock Genesis 2.0T packs only 210-ponies under its bonnet, so that's a sizable improvement. So how did they do it?

Bolt-on upgrades include a GReddy Performance Products turbo upgrade kit, a large front-mounted intercooler kit, a cat-back exhaust system, and a fully adjustable coil-over suspension, along with numerous other modifications. Bringing the Coupe to a stop are GReddy six-piston front- and four-piston rear-brake calipers.

At the end of the day, the rather goofily named X-Gen Genesis will generate 350-horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. With that kind of power, GReddy expects 0-60 runs to take under six seconds. And GReddy doesn't plan on ending there: once SEMA is behind them, the Coupe will then be further modified with a 500-horsepower target. 250-horsepower per liter of displacement? I'll take two.

The GReddy X-Gen Street Genesis Coupe will be displayed at the 2009 SEMA Show in early November.

 

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