Hyundai’s 450-hp Lab Rat

The Hyundai Genesis’s potential for causing someone to potentially find themselves on the wrong end of a radar gun has been previously noted.

The Hyundai Genesis’s potential for causing someone to potentially find themselves on the wrong end of a radar gun has been previously noted. We can’t imagine what the special edition prototype Genesis Hurricane SC would do to one’s points standing.

The car is a result of a two-year development program involving Hyundai America Technical Center Inc. (HATCHI), Magnuson Products, Rhys Millen Racing, Harman International, and Torvec.

Undoubtedly the main-stage change to the vehicle is the fact that HATCHI worked with Magnuson Products to supercharge the Coupe’s 3.8-liter V6 engine.

Now that engine produces more than 450 hp.

That’s right: V6. 450 hp.

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“The HATCHI and Magnuson supercharger demonstrated the high-performance potential of Genesis Coupe’s V6 engine—the car was engineered to handle this kind of power,” according to David Dutko, senior engineer, HATCI.

Terry Peddicord, director, sales, Magnuson Products, explained, “The supercharger creates a modest six to seven pounds of boost which generates a 35 to 45% increase in horsepower and torque and can be easily modified to deliver even higher boost levels.” Higher? He continued, “One of the many exciting aspects of this project is that the Genesis Hurricane SC is not just another pretty face for the show circuit, but rather it is a hard-working lab-rat that will push the bounds of this car and the whole vehicle segment.”

Beyond the supercharger, the car features a Torvec IsoTorque differential, a free-flowing exhaust system from Rhys Millen Racing (as well as an aero kit from the firm); Bilstein monotube shocks; Brembo six-piston brake kit; a SPEC lightweight single mass aluminum flywheel and stage two clutch; DeatschWerks high-flow fuel pump and 600-cc injectors; Perma-Cool oil, diff, and steering coolers; custom CPR Fabrication billet aluminum oil filter adapter; FlyRyde LED headlights and taillights; specially tuned Harman Lexion audio system; and Katzkin leather and suede seats.

No, you can’t buy one. But here’s betting that they didn’t spend two years working on supercharging a car simply to show it at the forthcoming SEMA show.