A revised version of Hyundai Genesis Coupe came out this year with a number of interior, exterior upgrades and full line-up as well as the sport variant – R-Spec.

It is targeted to compete against the tough coupes on the market – Infiniti G37, Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro and Challenger.

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe:

  • Interior refinements
    • New soft-touch, matte-finish surfaces on door panels, center speaker grille, glove box, and lower instrument panel
    • New dark metalgrain accents on center stack, door handles, air vent register bezels and steering wheel trim
    • Padded door armrests
    • Softer, premium steering wheel leather
    • Cloth-wrapped A-pillars
    • Chrome finish for A/T shift gate bezel and center stack control knobs
    • Chrome finish gauge cluster rings
    • Rear coat hooks
    • Trunk deck lid grab handle
    • Enhanced  multi-information display screen graphics
  • 3.8 R-Spec model added
  • Navigation with Full Automatic Temperature Control now standard on Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium
  • Revised model lineup featuring six flavors of Genesis Coupe:  2.0T, 2.0T Premium, 2.0T R-Spec, 3.8 R-Spec, 3.8 Grand Touring, 3.8 Track

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"The interior upgrades, our hot new 3.8 R-Spec model, and revised lineup of six focused models show that Hyundai is meeting the demands of our customers," comments Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundia Motor America.

"The upgraded interior is a great illustration of how Hyundai continually raises its own high benchmarks for quality.", he added.

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec comes with all-aluminum 3.8 liter V6 engine delivering 306 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is covered in 5.5 seconds. The amazing results are achieved by number of technologies like DCVVT and a new Variable Intake System (VIS) that helps cylinders breathe more efficiently at both low and high RPM. The better-breathing results in outstanding off-the-line acceleration, passing performance and remarkable fuel efficiency. The V6 engine uses an alloy block and cylinder heads for lighter weight and thermal efficiency and features durable timing chains with no scheduled maintenance.

The sports coupe features  MacPherson® strut dual-link front suspension and a five-link independent rear suspension setup to deliver better handling and additional comfort. Some numbers - 24-mm diameter front and 19-mm diameter rear stabilizer bars are used.

The engine is fitted with a standard six-speed manual gearbox and as an option there is a ZF® six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC to handle the additional torque.

The breaks feature 13.4-inch ventilated front brake rotors and 13-inch ventilated rear rotors.

The 2011 Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track offers Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights. The advantages of HID headlamps include greater lighting power, daylight-type lighting and reduced power consumption.

The in-dash navigation unit with a multi-gauge information display screen is available as an option. This system provides new features including Bluetooth streaming audio capability. This easy-to-use unit can be controlled via 6.5-inch WVGA touchscreen or voice-recognition by headliner-mounted microphone.


  • 3.8-liter DOHC V6 engine with DCVVT delivering 306 hp and a top speed of 149 mph 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission
  • 19-inch gunmetal-finish alloy wheels with staggered-width high-performance summer-compound Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires (225/40YR19 front,       245/40YR19 rear)
  • Brembo® braking system with 13.4-inch ventilated front rotors, 42mm four-piston fixed front calipers (red), 13.0-inch ventilated rear rotors, 32mm+28mm four-piston fixed rear calipers (red)
  • Track-tuned suspension (higher-rate coil springs, higher-control shock absorbers, 25mm front stabilizer bar, 22mm rear stabilizer bar, front strut brace)
  • Torsen-type limited-slip differential
  • Black leather bolsters with red cloth insert seats
  • R-Spec badge
  • Front camber adjustment bolt (Camber bolts included but not installed. Dealer installation of the camber bolts is optional at the customer's discretion)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) w/ Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) w/ Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • 4-Wheel disc brakes with Brake Assist
  • 6 airbags: Advanced dual front airbags with Occupant Classification System (OCS), front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and roof-mounted side-curtain airbags
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Active front head restraints
  • Remote keyless entry system
  • Multi-information display (MID)
  • Fog Lights
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
  • AM/FM/XM®/CD/MP3 audio system
  • iPod®/USB and MP3 auxiliary input jacks
  • Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
  • Manual air conditioning w/ outside temperature display
  • Trip computer
  • Power windows with auto-down/up
  • Power Door Locks and Outside mirrors
  • Note:  Automatic transmission not available with R-Spec
  • To reduce cost, weight, and complexity, the R-Spec eliminates some non-essential convenience equipment such as automatic headlights, cruise control and some chrome/metalgrain interior accents


In addition to 3.8 R-Spec equipment, the 3.8 Grand Touring adds or substitutes:

  • ZF® 6-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle-shift SHIFTRONIC® controls
  • 18-inch Euroflange alloy wheels with staggered Bridgestone Potenza RE92A tires (225/45VR18 front, 245/45VR18 rear)
  • 12.6-inch ventilated front rotors with 60mm single piston floating caliper
  • 12.4-inch solid rear rotors with 43mm single piston floating caliper
  • Sport-tuned MacPherson strut dual-link front suspension and five-link rear independent suspension, 24mm front stabilizer bar, 19mm rear stabilizer bar
  • Front strut brace
  • Fully automatic temperature control
  • Premium door sill plates
  • Chrome front fascia accents
  • Power driver's seat
  • Heated driver and passenger seat
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • 360-watt AM/FM/XM/MP3/CD Infinity® premium audio system with 10 speakers including DVC subwoofer, eight-channel external amplifier, and diversity antenna
  • Touch-screen navigation system
  • Proximity key with push-button start
  • Automatic headlights
  • Cruise control
  • Auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink® and compass
  • Dark metalgrain and chrome interior accents
  • Heated mirrors with outside turn signal indicators
  • Backup warning system
  • Power tilt-and-slide sunroof
  • Note:  Deletes track-tuned suspension, Brembo® braking system, Torsen limited-slip differential, camber adjustment bolts, and R-Spec badge


The factory-tuned 3.8 Track model deletes the backup warning system and chrome front fascia accents from the Grand Touring model, and adds or substitutes:

  • Black leather seating surfaces
  • 19-inch gunmetal finish alloy wheels with staggered high-performance summer-compound Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires (225/40YR19 front, 245/40YR19 rear)
  • Brembo® braking system with 13.4-inch ventilated front rotors, 42mm four-piston fixed front calipers (red), 13.0-inch ventilated rear rotors, 32mm+28mm four piston fixed rear calipers (red)
  • Track-tuned suspension (higher-rate coil springs, higher-control shock absorbers, 25mm front stabilizer bar, 22mm rear stabilizer bar, front strut brace)
  • Torsen limited-slip differential
  • Aluminum pedals
  • Xenon HID headlamps
  • Aero wipers
  • Rear spoiler
  • Black-out front lower fascia
  • Lightweight temporary spare with aluminum wheel (T135/80D18)

Genesis Coupe is available in eight exterior colors:

  • Karussell White
  • Bathurst Black
  • Silverstone
  • Nordschleife Gray
  • Acqua Minerale Blue
  • Tsukuba Red
  • Mirabeau Blue
  • Interlagos Yellow

Genesis Coupe features four different interior themes:

  • Black environment, black leather-bolstered seats with high-friction red cloth insert (2.0T R-Spec, 3.8 R-Spec)
  • Black environment, black leather seats (3.8 Track)
  • Black environment, saddle brown or black leather seats (3.8 Grand Touring)