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Add 12 Horsepower to 2.0L Hyundai Genesis Coupe with AEM Performance Exhaust System

January 26th, 2011 No comments

Since its introduction, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe has been subjected to several comparison-based reviews to higher-horsepower vehicles such as the Nissan 370Z and Ford Mustang. Despite the fact that the 2.0-liter turbocharged coupe generates a meager 210 horsepower, it has gone on to earn high accolades from performance enthusiasts. Additionally, the combination of aftermarket support and its tuner-friendly design has helped the four-cylinder coupe gain traction among its high-performance counterparts in the sports car market.

At the close of 2010, AEM had successfully released two components that greatly enhanced the four-cylinder Genesis Coupe’s performance. AEM’s 21-687C Cold Air Intake for the 2.0L Coupe was the first component to be released to the aftermarket community by AEM and it offered an estimated increase of seven horsepower, which is substantial. Following the availability of the Cold Air Intake system, AEM introduced a comprehensive bolt-in charge air intercooler system (part number: 26-2100C), which afforded a significant reduction in post intercooler air temperature for the turbocharged coupe.

To further embrace the “total tuning” concept, AEM now announces the release of its Turbo-Back Exhaust System for the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe with the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (part number: 600-0600). AEM’s all-new exhaust systems aim to provide an increase in performance and power along with a sporty sound while maintaining OEM standards in fit and finish.

For the 600-0600 exhaust system, AEM began construction by gathering high-quality components. Three-inch diameter 304 stainless steel mandrel-bent tubing was used throughout the system. Additionally, every connection utilizes OEM-quality 3/8-inch thick stainless steel flanges and O-rings. Even the four exhaust tips of the 600-0600 exhaust system are brushed stainless steel.

As for the actual layout of the system, AEM opted to retain the OEM routing paths in order to maintain OEM clearances to all critical systems. In doing so, AEM chose to begin the exhaust system at the turbo manifold. From the turbo manifold, the 600-0600 system includes a mandrel-bent downpipe with an integrated braided-steel section to ensure that any vibrations in the system are isolated from the chassis. Between the included downpipe and mid-pipe, the factory catalytic converter is retained. Following the mid-pipe to the rear of the vehicle, a single center-entry 304 stainless steel muffler was selected to vent the spent exhaust gases. Exiting the muffler are four OEM-quality brushed stainless steel exhaust tips.

On the dyno, the Genesis Coupe’s 600-0600 Exhaust System proved to enhance horsepower and torque output of the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The 600-0600 exhaust system showed an estimated maximum gain of 12 horsepower at 5,600 RPM. Estimated peak horsepower was also improved from the stock baseline of 157 horsepower to 162 horsepower at the wheels with the exhaust system installed. Estimated torque output gained 14 ft/lb at 2,700 RPM with the exhaust in place. While these dyno numbers reflect the performance gains of the exhaust system alone, even more power can be gained with the addition of AEM’s Cold Air Intake System (21-687C) and Intercooler Kit (26-2100) as AEM has designed the 600-0600 Exhaust System to specifically complement those performance components.

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo built for SEMA

October 4th, 2010 1 comment

Watch out BMW! Hyundai is stepping in as a low priced sports sedan and has its sights on higher priced cars from Nissan to BMW to even Mercedes. One of these cars is the 2011 Hyundai Sonata which is going to be released this year with a new 2.0 liter turbocharged engine dubbed the 2.0T (sound familiar VW fans?). To show off the capabilities and new looks of the Sonata, Hyundai is releasing a special version just for SEMA. Presented by Rides and 0-60 Magazine, this Sonata is supercar inspired and will likely (though actual details have not been released) will be featured with its turbocharged engine and will likely increase power and torque over the stock 274 hp and 269 tq.

The picture above is a sketch from Hyundai of what it might look like, with everything from a new suspension to body kit to performance parts and wheels.

Does the design remind you of something? Let me give you a hint… Brabus Mercedes CLS. They share many similar trims such as a carbon fiber roof, grill, interior trim in carbon fiber, side mirrors and rear diffuser.

Check out the press release from Hyundai below, and check out the car at their SEMA booth in November 2010.

To build excitement around the recently launched 2011 Sonata Turbo, Hyundai Motor America teamed up with RIDES and 0-60 magazines to trick out one of the first turbos off the assembly line of its Alabama plant for a debut at this year’s SEMA show. Inspired by Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche, the modified Sonata 2.0T will feature performance parts from leading aftermarket companies and custom fabrication work from RIDES’ and 0-60’s team of expert builders.

“The Sonata Turbo is an ideal platform for us to bridge the worlds of performance, aesthetics, luxury, technology and style,” said Ben Harris, executive publisher, RIDES and 0-60 magazines. “The design we’ve chosen will accentuate the car’s lines and style, using influences from exotic supercars.”

The vehicle’s exterior modifications will be modest and tasteful, using influences from the four-door Brabus Mercedes CLS Rocket sport coupe to broaden and draw attention to the vehicle’s body lines from the factory. Key elements consist of 20-inch concave monobloc wheels, matte pearl white paint and a slew of carbon fiber components including the roof, grill, interior trim, side mirrors and rear diffuser. To complete the design, fabricators will incorporate custom LED fog lights into the bumper.

Inspiration for the sporty interior design came from the Ferrari F430, with strategically placed stitched leather throughout and carbon fiber trim accents. Those strapped into the leather driver’s seat will take pleasure in performance upgrades including turbo and intake enhancements, and a quad tip dual exhaust.

The Sonata Turbo will be shown in the Hyundai Booth between November 2-5, 2010 (Booth #24387), among other vehicles from Hyundai Motor America. Outside of SEMA, the 2011 Sonata Turbo will be arriving in dealer showrooms later this year, with 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.

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