It’s no secret that Hyundai is about the hottest car company on the market these days, and it’s clear that they’ve been listening to feedback from customers. One of the ongoing complaints about the Genesis Coupe is that you couldn’t get the lightweight, R-Spec package with the 3.8 liter motor; instead, you had to settle for the 2.0 liter turbocharged four-banger. If you wanted to track your 3.8 liter Genesis Coupe, you had to opt for the Track version, which was chock full of luxury items unnecessary when attempting to shave seconds off your lap times.
Left Lane News has good news for Hyundai fans: in 2011, Hyundai will sell the 3.8 liter Genesis Coupe in an R-Spec version, which includes 19” wheels, adjustable front strut camber bolts, Brembo brakes, limited slip differential and a suspension tuned with track days in mind. To save weight, the R-Spec package deletes things like automatic headlights and chrome interior trim, but gives you unique black and red leather seats and R-Spec badging. As with the 2010 R-Spec Coupe, only the six speed manual transmission will be offered.
Hyundai will drop the base 3.8 liter V6 Genesis Coupe and the 2.0 liter Track Genesis Coupe from the lineup in 2011, as neither sold in sufficient quantities to keep producing them. If I’m counting correctly, the 2011 Genesis Coupe range still includes 14 different variations, so there should be a Genesis Coupe for almost any buyer.
There’s no word on pricing or availability of the 2011 Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec, but we’ll let you know as soon as we get more information.