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SEMA: So, How About a 460-hp Hyundai Genesis?

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2009 Hyundai Genesis

2009 Hyundai Genesis

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Hyundai's parade of tuned and tweaked vehicles at the 2008 SEMA show included a trio of Genesis sedans, one sporting as much horsepower as you'd find in four of the Korean automaker's Accent sedans.

The 2009 Hyundai Genesis scored points with TheCarConnection.com's experts with its swank cabin, attractive styling, and muscular 375-horsepower, 4.6-liter "Tau" V-8 engine. In the hairiest of Hyundai's SEMA Genesis concepts, the big luxury sedan adopts a supercharged version of the Tau V-8 that throbs with an estimated 460 horsepower. With cylinder deactivation, the sedan is said to deliver 27 mpg in modified form. On the outside, this RKSport-tuned Genesis also gets platinum-silver paint, a composite hood, new body add-ons, and a pair of rear-end spoilers. Enkei wheels, bigger brakes, lower springs, and a freer-flowing exhaust round out this sedan concept.

The other pair of Genesis sedans come from Rides and Dub magazines. The Rides edition focuses on high-tech tweaks, including an integrated suite of Apple computer pieces (iPods, iPhones, Mac Minis, a MacBook Air) and its own wireless Internet. Also on hand: The trunk sows a 20-inch Apple display that links into a separate Mac Mini computer. The Dub version meanwhile, took a "top design" approach to a pair of Genesis sedans with a white-and-black treatment that included white lacquered wheels on one car, and the white-and-black interior shown here.

2009 Hyundai Genesis

2009 Hyundai Genesis

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