Photos: The many faces of Hyundai's Genesis

Hyundai brings more than a few Genesis models to SEMA 2008.

RKSport Genesis Sedan
The RKSport Genesis sedan is my favorite, but you can see them all by viewing the full gallery. Hyundai Motors America

Hyundai's Genesis is the new kid on the block and Hyundai's new jack of all trades, with a sedan taking aim at luxury buyers and a coupe that's pulling the double duty of targeting the tuner market with a 2-liter turbo model and the upmarket enthusiast with it's V-6 model. With a marquee aimed at such a wide gamut of buyers, it's no wonder that when the Korean automaker put a few Genesis models into the hands of master tuners--DUB, RK Sport, and Rhys Millen Racing, among others--the results varied so wildly.

My personal favorite of the Geneses on display at SEMA is the RKSport Genesis Sedan. Under the hood, you'll find a 4.6-liter Tau engine, which produces 460-horsepower, with the help of a supercharger for performance driving. It'll hit 60mph in just under 5 seconds and at just under 14 you'll have gone a quarter mile. With the help of cylinder-deactivation tech, it can do all of this while maintaining the stock estimated 18 city mpg and 27 highway mpg of the 3.8-liter V-6 model. Of course, to reach those fuel economy numbers, you'd have to keep the pedal off the metal.

View the rest of the SEMA 2008 Genesis customs.

 

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