Appearing alongside the Street Concepts Genesis at Hyundai’s SEMA booth this year will be another tastefully understated custom job, this one from the Hennessey tuning school. Dubbed the Hennessey Genesis Carbon Coupe, the 500-horsepower Korean monster was created by students at the Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) Tuner School and is intended to be a Tier 1 European performance (read: M3) interpretation of the popular South Korean coupe.
In a drastic departure from the other eyesores that will inevitably be attending SEMA this year, the Hennessey Genesis Carbon Coupe noticeably lacks any massive chrome rims or mirror finishing. Instead, the exterior is downplayed with a matte black and carbon fiber finish, presumably in order to draw attention to the coupe’s most important feature that sits menacingly beneath the hood. Thanks to the rather adept HPE Tuning School students, the Carbon Coupe has been tweaked to crank out a staggering 500 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 465 lb-ft of torque. Supposedly, this allows the Carbon Coupe to rocket from 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds and hurtle down the quarter mile in just 12.5s.
Although we personally will not be attending SEMA this year, if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on some tickets you can check out the monstrous Carbon Coupe at inside the Las Vegas Convention Center at booth # 24387.