Good news, HPDE fans: there’s a new version of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe for 2011, and it looks to be built with track days in mind. Dubbed the 3.8 R-Spec, the new model gives you everything you need for maximum performance, while leaving out the luxury bits to save a few dollars. The 3.8 R-Spec stickers at $27,550 including destination charge, which makes it $4,000 less expensive than the top of the line 3.8 Track with the manual gearbox.
So what do you give up in the 3.8 R-Spec? Features like automatic headlights, leather seats, a sunroof, automatic climate control, cruise control, the rear spoiler and some trim. Instead, you get everything you need to go fast, including the 306 horsepower V6, a six speed manual transmission, 19 inch wheels with summer-only tires, Brembo brakes, stiffer suspension, limited slip differential and front camber adjustment bolts. Thanks to de-contenting, the R-Spec is also some 68 pounds lighter than the 3.8 Track model, and we all know that adding lightness increases speed and handling.
The 3.8 R-Spec should begin showing up at Hyundai dealers this fall. Color choices will be limited to Karussell White, Bathurst Black, Interlagos Yellow and Tsukuba Red, so plan your graphics accordingly.