GoGoGear Race Spec Hyundai Genesis Turns Heads at the 2016 SEMA Show

Front three quarter view of hyundai genesis coupe racecar

The GoGoGear Hyundai Genesis made an appearance at the 2016 SEMA show

Since 2008, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe has been making its mark in the automotive scene. It is Hyundai's first rear-wheel drive sports coupe and shares its basic platform with the Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan.

There was a lot of excitement from auto enthusiasts all around the world when the Genesis coupe was first announced. Spy photos were leaked on the internet as early as May 2007 and fans speculated that the coupe would be a rear-wheel-drive vehicle, adding to the anticipation of its release.

The coupe eventually did come out and was in fact a rear-wheel-drive vehicle fully capable of competing in the legendary drift series; Formula Drift. Rhys Millen was the driver and coincidentally had a contract sponsorship with AEM Intakes as well. Rhys drove the Genesis in other races like the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and select Redline Time Attack Series events nationwide.

rear three quarter view of hyundai genesis coupe racecar

The GoGoGear Genesis Coupe Ies Equipped with a custom AEM intake, helping the 3.8L breathe

It seems the car had proven itself worthy in the racing world, and caught the attention of other racing enthusiasts also. In 2012, GoGoGear.com started racing in the United States Touring Car Championship and won the championship in 2014 in a 3.8 liter V6 Genesis Coupe, the very car you see in this article.

The Hyundai is equipped with a number of different of upgrades and custom modifications. GoGoGear went with Konig Wheels equipped with Hankook tires, Stoptech brakes, and a JRZ suspension setup. The engine is a 3.8L Hyundai motor equipped with Denso plugs, ARK performance headers, Flowmaster exhaust, and a custom AEM intake.

GoGoGear Race Hyunda Genesis Coupe on the racetrack.

GoGoGear became the first team to win a U.S. road racing championship ever in a Genesis coupe

AEM continues to prove it's “Engineered to Outperform” slogan true, especially when it comes to the support of GoGoGear’s Hyundai Genesis Coupe road-racing program. After all, you can’t argue with speed!

GoGoGear became the first team to win a road racing championship ever in a Hyundai Genesis coupe in the USA while using AEM products. To find the right AEM product for your vehicle, use AEM's search by vehicle tool.