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First Look: 2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec (photos)

Check out the 2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec. It is powered by a 5.0-liter direct injection V-8. The "refreshed" 2012 Genesis is also available in a 3.8-liter and a 4.6-liter.

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The 2012 Genesis has a new front fascia with reworked chrome accents and a new grille with no branding.
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The redesigned rear fascia of the 2012 Hyundai Genesis features integrated dual asymmetrical exhaust tips.
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The daytime running lights of the 2012 Hyundai Genesis gives the car a more aggressive look.
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The 2012 Genesis R-Spec rides on 19-inch machined-finish alloy wheels with optional Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position summer performance tires and a sport-tuned transmission.
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The 2012 Hyundai Genesis R-Spec shows off new rear branding.
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The 2012 Hyundai Genesis sedan has a new headlight design with LED accents.
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Safety features for the 2012 Hyundai Genesis feature driver, front passenger, and side-impact airbags, as well as rear outboard, side-impact, and roof-mounted airbags.
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The anti-theft feature of the 2012 Genesis works with the vehicle's remote keyless entry. The steering wheel locks when the key is removed, and the engine immobilizer is also activated.
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The interior of the new R-Spec features new interior wood-grain colors to go with black, beige, and saddle leather interiors.
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The heart of the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec model is a new Tau V-8 engine producing 429 horsepower at 6,400rpm and 376 pound-feet of torque at 5,000rpm.

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