STREET CONCEPTS TO DEVELOP CUSTOMIZED HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE FOR SEMA SHOW
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 24, 2008 – Hyundai Motor America announced that
it is partnering with Street Concepts, one of the leading developers of auto
show vehicles, to create a modified Genesis Coupe for the 2008 Specialty
Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. The all-new, rear-wheel drive Street
Concepts Genesis Coupe will make its SEMA Show debut at the Las Vegas Convention
Center on November 4, 2008. The Street Concepts Genesis Coupe will join
vehicles designed by Rhys Millen and HKS as the third Genesis Coupe scheduled to
appear at SEMA.
"Its aggressive, powerful design and high performance attributes make the
Genesis Coupe a perfect vehicle for SEMA," said Shawn Williams, owner, Street
Concepts. "We plan to maximize the driving capabilities of the Genesis Coupe
while striving for a level of practicality so that average consumers can take
ideas from our vehicle and adapt it to their own."
The Street Concepts Genesis Coupe will be outfitted with a black camouflage,
stealth fighter-inspired paint design that compliments its sports’ styling. The
exterior will also feature a custom grille design, tinted taillights and an APR
"From its inception, Genesis Coupe was developed with the tuner buyer in mind.
The Street Concepts vehicle accentuates the core DNA of the product, born from
enthusiast driver demands," said Derek Joyce, Genesis Coupe product manager,
Hyundai Motor America. "The three Genesis Coupes scheduled to be displayed at
the SEMA Show exemplify the tuner-based performance potential of the vehicle."
The Street Concepts Genesis Coupe will showcase Volk 19-inch racing wheels,
performance tires, a modified suspension and Brembo brakes. A Magnaflow cat-
back exhaust and cold air intake system will enhance the performance of the 3.8-
liter V6 engine.
Interior modifications include carbon fiber dashboard accents, a custom Infinity
audio system, Cobra seats and black suede accents designed to fit the stealth
jet fighter theme.
HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE HIGHLIGHTS
- Hyundai’s first rear-wheel drive sports car
- 306-horsepower (est.) from enhanced 3.8-liter V6 from Genesis sedan
- Standard 210-horsepower intercooled, turbocharged, in-line 4-cylinder
- Genesis Coupe production model arrives in spring of 2009
Street Concepts was formed in June 1998 to build award-winning show vehicles for
the corporate world. Street Concepts has built numerous top quality show
vehicles for an array of manufacturers including Kenwood USA, Oakley, Toyo
Tires, MHT Wheels, Mazda Design and several local radio stations. Street
Concepts vehicles have graced the pages of magazines such as Truckin’, Street
Trucks, Today’s SUV, Lowrider, Lowrider Euro, Import Tuner, Car Audio, Hot Rod,
and Motor Trend.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary
of Hyundai Motor Co. of South Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout
the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through 800