2012 Genesis R-Spec roars onto the scene

9 Mar 2011 | 1,735 views | No Comment
One of the latest new models from Hyundai will also be one of the hardest to catch: The new Genesis 5.0 R-Spec  luxury sedan. Unveiled last month at the Chicago International Auto Show, the R-Spec Genesis gets a version of the company's 5.0 liter V-8 that puts out a who9pping 429 horsepower.  Ordering a 5.0 R-Spec Genesis also gets you some exclusive features and driving charateristics, Hyundai says. According to a company news release, "The R-Spec  also will include more aggressive chassis tuning, matching its corresponding powertrain enhancements for optimal dynamic balance. For enhanced body roll control, front stabilizer bar diameter has been increased from 25 mm to 26 mm, and rear diameter from 18 mm to 19 mm over the 4.6 model." The news release adds, " The R-Spec will offer a unique sport design 19-inch alloy wheel with premium machined finish and optional Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 summer performance tires. The R-Spec steering calibration has been matched to this unique wheel and tire combination for optimized performance and driving refinement expectations in this segment. To complete the performance package, front brake rotors have increased from 13.0 inches to 13.6 inches over the 2011 4.6 model. "    Hyundai says that "In addition to the more aggressive styling cues for all 2012 Genesis models, R-Spec will offer unique headlights with dark chrome inserts for a more distinctive front appearance. An R-Spec trim designation badge has been added to the rear deck, and black R-Spec embroidered floor mats daily remind the driver of the performance that awaits behind the wheel. Genesis R-Spec only will be offered in three sport-oriented exterior colors: Black Noir, Titanium Gray, and Platinum Metallic, each with Black leather interior and an all-black leather steering wheel for a differentiated sport appearance from the 4.6 model."

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