2009 RMR Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe


RMR Red Bull Genesis Coupe
With enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the upcoming launch of the 2010 Genesis Coupe, Hyundai is adding to the excitement by teaming with Rhys Millen Racing and Red Bull Energy Drink to campaign the car in the high-energy sport of drift racing this year. At the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled its motorsports program in the U.S. with the help of drift champion Rhys Millen, who will fabricate and race a 550-horsepower Genesis Coupe in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the Formula Drift Professional Drifting Championship and at select Redline Time Attack series events in 2009.

"Today's announcement puts the Genesis Coupe write three great motorsports series," said John Krafcik, acting president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. "We like to refer to the Genesis Coupe as the sinister sibling to the North American Car of the Year, the Genesis sedan and we look forward to every ounce of Rhys Harnessing energy in the Coupe as he campaigns it."

Millen and his team are an ideal match to launch Hyundai's racing efforts. Millen's driving credentials include movie stunts, multiple drifting championships, a Pikes Peak world record and his recent New Year's Eve Las Vegas truck flip. But behind Millen's success in the driver's seat has a full team of engineers and Fabricators That know how to maximize the potential of a race car.

Millen had His first opportunity to test drive the Genesis Coupe's performance credentials When He Performed precision driving for the car's debut advertising campaign. Millen flogged a Genesis Coupe for three days consistently the filming process at Road Atlanta racetrack, and the car never missed a beat.

"The Genesis Coupe Concept inspired me to seek out a relationship with Hyundai and it HAS Developed enter multiple projects," said Millen, professional race driver and founder of RMR. "The immediate focus is Developing the RMR Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe drift car with a key in a 550-horsepower engine and a lightweight, rigid chassis. We are applying Applying everything we know about building Fabricating enter this car. "


Six RMR employees have Already stripped a Genesis Coupe to bare metal and the chassis HAS spent five days in an Alkali bath or removing all rubber and adhesives. Also the chassis leg HAS stitch welded for added structural rigidity.


Decided to take the Millen Quickly Already lightweight Genesis Coupe and make it even lighter. His crew willing to take the molds overused build the "Art of Speed" SEMA car to once again replicate the Genesis Coupe's body out of carbon fiber. The hood, deck member, roof, doors, fenders, front fascia and side skirts are all built out of carbon fiber. The carbon fiber panels range from 50 percent to 80 percent lighter than the sheetmetal They Replaced. For example, a factory Hyundai Genesis Coupe weighs 68 pounds but by modifications made by RMR by reducing the weight to just 8.5 pounds. This weight-saving approach is carried interest Throughout the car without compromises its powerful curves, surface detail and "Z" body sideline.

The side skirts have functional flat rocker panels with ducts to pull air out from underneath the car. A functional splitter on the front fascia and a built-in diffuser create pressure without drag. A rear diffuser with long tunnels keeps the air moving underneath the car. Further Down Force Has Been Increased by an APR GTC-500 rear wing That is fully adjustable and was designed Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis. The hood is vented to dissipate heat and Aero Catch hood latches are overused for safety.

The rear widebody fenders are made out of carbon fiber Also blend seamlessly and enter the vehicle design with a creative painting concept. The goal curb for the car is 2400 pounds.


The interior of the RMR Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe is unrecognizable from its origins as a well-appointed 2 +2 coupe designed with everyday driving in mind. All comfort and convenience features are removed to make way for a custom-fabricated eight-point safety cage and firewall reinforcement All which the Genesis Coupe's chassis Already stiff. By Removing the roof, the RMR Fabricators welded every aspect of the safety cage to the frame of the car. The braces on the A and B pillars Also tie Into the strength of the body. The safety cage is required for racing and a single Sparco racing seat Further Protect the driver in the overhauled cockpit.


The RMR Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe utilizes a KW remote reservoir three-way adjustable coilover suspension. Adjustable chro-moly sway bars dial the suspension in Further TrueTrack for performance. RMR Also fabricated adjustable lower control arms, rear control arms and toe links to allow precise tuning of the chassis.


The Hyundai Lambda 3.8-liter V6 engine, All which comes standard on the Genesis Coupe 3.8, Will Be stroked to 4.1-liters and Further enhanced by a Turbonetics turbocharger. An AEM engine management system Will Also be overused. The engine mated to a HKS Will Be sequential transmission. The end result is a Genesis Coupe That Will produce 550 horsepower and 520 lb.-ft. of torque.


To Ensure That the enhanced power plant translates all the way to road performance, RMR added 18 - by 8.5-inch front and 18 - by 9.5-inch rear Enkei RPF1 light weight wheels and 225/40-18 Toyo Proxes R1R front tires and 265 / Toyo Proxes R1R rear tires 40.


The paint scheme is a combination of blue, silver and unpainted black carbon fiber with its signature weave pattern.


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