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BUILDING THE RHYS MILLEN RACING HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 4, 2008 In February, Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) approached Hyundai Motor America with a unique concept to introduce the all-new 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe to the aftermarket and racing enthusiasts prior to its spring 2009 on-sale date. The RMR-designed Art of Speed Genesis Coupe called for a vehicle with the visual impact to win awards at the 2008 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show while boasting sufficient performance to put the driver in the winners circle the following weekend. Backed by Rhys Millens reputation both on the track and in the aftermarket, Hyundai delivered its first prototype Genesis Coupe 2.0T to the RMR shop on August 8, allowing just 12 weeks of build time before the doors opened at SEMA in Las Vegas on November 4.
A crew of six RMR employees promptly stripped the car to bare metal. At the same time, the crew began custom-fabricating new aftermarket parts and accessories for the Genesis Coupe which are certain to be among the first available in the aftermarket once Hyundais newest addition takes to the streets next year.
In the weeks that followed, RMR developed a machine that retains the distinct, bold look of the Genesis Coupe, but adds flair with custom components on the exterior, a radically altered racing-spec interior and serious performance enhancements from under the hood all the way to the pavement.
Rhys Millen's Pikes Peak World Record Attempt
On June 27, 2010, Rhys Millen attempted to beat the current "Unlimited Class" World Record of 10:01.408 at the 88th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the "Race to the Clouds." For 10 years, it has been Rhys' dream to break the 10-minute barrier and this year he hoped to capture the elusive record and return it to the Millen name. This is look at his run and the challenges he faced in his custom built Genesis PM580: a 1,850 pound, 750 horse power V6 designed specifically to conquer the 156 turns of this 12.52 mile course (of which this year, half is pavement) that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,110 foot summit.
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Rhys Millen's 750 HP V6 is bred to break Pike's Peak
Rhys Millen will attempt to beat the current "Unlimited Class" World Record of 10:01.408 & the 10-minute barrier at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Last June, Rhys took a Hyundai Genesis coupe to a class record in the two-wheel drive Time Attack class with a 12:09.397. This year, Millen wants to take the overall record back from Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima, whose held the record since 2007, and bested Rod Millen's thirteen year old course record. Millen is aiming to get the first ever sub-10 minute time at Pikes Peak and he and his team have built a new car dubbed the Genesis PM580, a 1,850 pound, 750 horse power V6 beast is designed specifically to conquer the 156 turns to the top and return the world record to the Millen name.
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A couple stats about the machine:
Hyundai Genesis Coupe "Build to Formula Drift" with Rhys Millen Racing
Meet Rhys Millen as he talks about the 2012 Formula Drift Race season and the preparations that lead up to the 2012 Formula Drift season.
The 2013 Genesis Coupe Drift Car debuted at the streets of long beach this year putting down some solid runs. The RWD Genesis Coupe is an excellent platform for drifting and has lead to a great partnership between Hyundai and the Rhys Millen Racing team. The team has put a lot of hours into preparations and testing which in turn has lead to a reliable and very competitive race car ready for a podium finish.
Follow us as we continue our hunt for the championship in 2012. We're going to be posting race recaps a few days after each race as we compete for the title.
Team Hyundai Formula Drift Race Recaps:
Round 1 @ Long Beach, CA:http://youtu.be/LsHYvLNSYQ4
Round 2 @ Road Atlanta, GA: http://youtu.be/fy4orJT9NNs
Vehicle Specs & Information:
Model: 2013 Genesis Coupe
Engine: Lambda turbo V6 (BC Stroked 4.1L retaining 85% of factory engine components)
Suspension: Cusco Coilovers
To learn more about Hyundai and the Genesis coupe visit www.Hyundai.com
Rhys Millen's RM-460 vs. The Dyno
Rhys Millen's RM-460 mid-engined Hyundai Genesis Coupe has advanced from it's debut at SEMA. This week it was put on a Dyno for the first time at SR Motorcars in Gardena, CA. Dyno Doctor Mitchell Pederson of MP Tuning was at the controls. There were some solvable issues with such a wild build but wait'll you hear 6000 RPM in the back seat of a coupe! Listen... You can always learn more at http://www.ByBillWood.com or at http://www.Twitter.com/ByBillWood
Hyundai RM500 Genesis Coupe 2012
RHYS MILLEN RACING CONVERTS HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE INTO THE ULTIMATE TUNED SPORTS CAR WITH 5.0-LITER TAU V8 ENGINE
RM500 Genesis Coupe on Display at Hyundai's 2011 SEMA Show Booth
COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 -- Making auto enthusiasts' wishes come true at this year's SEMA Show, Rhys Millen Racing's (RMR) modified Genesis Coupe features Hyundai's most powerful engine under its hood -- the award-winning 5.0-liter Tau V8. The RM500 Genesis Coupe is a 450-horsepower machine with a distinct, production-ready look. This marks the fourth year of the partnership between RMR and Hyundai creating show-stopping vehicles for tuners and consumers alike.
"From the moment I saw the Tau V8 engine in the Genesis R-Spec sedan, I knew it would be a perfect fit for the Genesis Coupe, adding even more performance and power to the dynamic coupe," said Rhys Millen, owner, Rhys Millen Racing. "The sleek and practical exterior modifications would allow this Genesis Coupe to look good parked in your driveway or turning laps at the track."
In addition to the Tau V8, the all-black Genesis Coupe receives a custom RMR stainless Exhaust with GReddy rear section muffler and titanium tips, oil cooler and rear differential cooler. These mechanical enhancements give Hyundai's most powerful engine an extra 20 horsepowerBoost.
"The RMR RM500 Genesis Coupe is a natural home to showcase the performance capabilities of the powerful Tau V8 engine, available in the 2012 Genesis sedan," said Mike O'Brien, vice president, Product and Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor America. "Rhys Millen Racing has taken the Tau's power and the Coupe's tuner-friendly driving architecture to create a true show-stopper for SEMA this year."
The RMR RM500 unveils a new line of RMR products for the Genesis Coupe, featuring a RMR carbon front lip, carbon spoiler, carbon rear diffuser, carbon side skirts, carbon fog light ducts and carbon grill. The Genesis Coupe also showcases HRE 793-RS 19-inch wheels, Hankook Ventus R-S3 tires and Brembo carbon ceramic rotors with Brembo six and four piston calipers. The inside of the vehicle features the RMR suede trim package and Sparco accents.
Mechanical components RMR modified include:
•Hyundai 5.0-liter Tau V8 Engine
•RMR Custom Stainless Exhaust with Greddy SE Rear Section
•RMR Custom Adapter Plate
•RMR Custom Light Weight Clutch & Flywheel
•K&N Panel Filter
•AEM Engine Management System
•Brembo Carbon Ceramic Rotors (Front -- 15.5-inch, Rear -- 15-inch)
•Brembo Six Piston Front Calipers Four Piston Rear
•HRE 793-RS II-Spoke Rims (Front -- 19x8.5, Rear -- 19x9.5)
•Hankook Ventus V12 Tires (Front -- 245/40ZR19, Rear -- 275/35ZR19)
Interior enhancements include:
•RMR Interior Suede Trip Package
•Sparco Chrono Sport Seats with RMR Accents
•Sparco Track Sliders
•RMR Seat Brackets
•Sparco Tecno Leather Shift Knob
•RMR 1-inch Steering Column Extension
RMR also made the following exterior enhancements:
•RMR Carbon Front Lip
•RMR Carbon Side Skirts
•RMR Carbon Rear Diffuser
•RMR Carbon Three Piece Spoiler
•RMR Carbon Grill
•RMR Carbon Overlay Roof
•RMR Carbon Fog Light Vents with Brake Ducts
•RMR Yellow Fog Light Covers
RHYS MILLEN RACING
World Champion driver Rhys "Mad Skills" Millen pilots the RMR Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe in the Formula DRIFT Championship and the RMR Red Bull Hyundai Veloster rally car in the U.S. Rallycross Championship Series, including Summer X Games. Millen's driving credentials include movie stunts, multiple drifting championships, a Pikes Peak world record and his 2008 New Year's Eve Las Vegas truck flip at Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. Behind Millen's success in the driver's seat is a full team of engineers and fabricators that know how to maximize the potential of a race car. With more than 17 years of racing experience, Rhys Millen has established himself as one of the premier rally/drifting drivers in North America. Rhys is the son of famed rally and off-road racer Rod Millen. Rhys won the Formula Drift championship in 2005 and the Red Bull Drifting World Championship in 2008. In 2009 at the PPIHC, Millen won the Time Attack 2WD class in his carbon-bodied Hyundai Genesis Coupe.
Rhys Millen's - Hyundai Genesis RM 460 at the SEMA Show 2009
Forget the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo FQ400 or the Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec-C RA-R. If youre looking for the ultimate manifestation of a production street car, few can top this Hyundai Genesis Coupe built by Rhys Millen Motorsports RMR). While the title RM 460 isnt quite as long or overwhelming as the others, it far exceeds the competition when it comes to the mechanics.
Sneak Peak: Rhys Millen Smashes Pikes Peak Record - Check back soon for more...
Exclusive sneak preview of the record-setting Pikes Peak run by Rhys Millen in the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. For full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfF55LIxZo4
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Genesis Coupe Drift Car Heist from Hyundai Headquarters featuring Rhys Millen
About two weeks before the wrecking ball was about to completely demolish our old Hyundai Motor America headquarters building in Fountain Valley, California, we had a crazy thought: Wouldn't it be cool to do something outrageous inside the building before all the walls finally came down?
Actually, it was Dustin Loranger, one of our Service Technicians, who had the idea...and we loved it. Why not put Rhys Millen, his Genesis Coupe drift car, and our abandoned HQ together for a unique drift demonstration in a unique industrial setting? Rhys was up for the challenge, and remarkably, so were our lawyers, so we put this thing together, with tongue (and donut) firmly planted in cheek.
We think the video does a pretty good job showcasing Rhys' car control skills, the sweetness of the Genesis Coupe drift car, and the reason why Hollywood probably doesn't have to worry, just yet, about this cast and crew. ;)
How'd we do?
Millen Madness! Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Genesis
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Hunkered down over its 19-inch wheels with its Exhaust burbling, the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe by Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) looks about as badass as any tuner car we've ever tested. Its wheelwells are absolutely filled with Toyo T1R rubber. And it's so low that there's not even room for a dime between the tires and fenders.....
Rhys Millen Tuned RM500 Hyundai Genesis Coupe -- SEMA 2011
Take a journey with Rhys as he talks about his latest project, the building of the RM500 5.0L Tau V8 powered Hyundai Genesis Coupe.
Making auto enthusiasts' wishes come true at this year's SEMA Show, Rhys Millen Racing's modified Genesis Coupe features Hyundai's most powerful engine under its hood -- the award-winning 5.0-liter Tau V8. The RM500 Genesis Coupe is a 450-horsepower machine with a distinct, production-ready look. This marks the fourth year of the partnership between RMR and Hyundai creating show-stopping vehicles for tuners and consumers alike.
In addition to the Tau V8, the all-black Genesis Coupe receives a custom RMR stainless Exhaust with GReddy rear section muffler and titanium tips, oil cooler and rear differential cooler. These mechanical enhancements give Hyundai's most powerful engine an extra 20 horsepowerBoost. The Genesis Coupe also showcases HRE 793-RS 19-inch wheels, Brembo carbon ceramic rotors with Brembo six and four piston calipers. The inside of the vehicle features the RMR suede trim package and Sparco accents.
This vehicle is a custom one-off model produced by Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) for SEMA Show 2011.
To learn more about the Hyundai Genesis Coupe visit http://www.hyundaiusa.com/.
Climb Attack Brazil
Full video of Rhys Millen sliding his 750HP RMR / Red Bull / Hyundai Genesis Coupe up the side of Serra Do Rio Do Rastro in Santa Catarina, Brazil at Red Bull Xtreme Drift. Shot and edited by DC Chavez
Shot with Canon 5D Mk II, Contour HD 1080P, Contour GPS and HVX200.
Music: "Laid Back Guitars" by Kevin MacLeod. http://www.incompetech.com Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/