Hyundai has just released its revised 2011 Genesis Coupe with new interior updates and a new track model, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec. No, its not exactly the Nissan GT-R, but it does mimic like it with a much lesser price tag. The new Genesis 3.8 R-Spec plans on to challenge the likes of Infiniti G37, Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger, and it plans to take the crown as well.
The 2011 Genesis Coupe R-Spec now comes with a more powerful engine of the 3.8-liter Lambda DOHC V6 engine that produces 306 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. The standard 306-horsepower V6 engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission, while the 3.8-liter V6 engine offers a ZF six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC to handle the additional torque. It also features steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. This allows the 2011 Genesis 3.8 R-Spec sprint from 0-60 mph in just 5.5 seconds.
Engine upgrades alone won’t help 2011 Genesis Coupe R-Spec’s agility. The R-Spec has a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels with a gunmetal finish, Brembo brake package with 13.4-inch ventilated front rotors, a limited slip differential and sport seats with larger bolsters. All these added features and a bigger engine still gives the R-Spec with curb weight at about 3,389 pounds, which is about 300 to 500 pounds less than its competitors.
The revised 2011 Genesis Coupe is now available at the Hyundai dealerships.