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Straight from Hyundai and RMR!! Rhys Millen will be drifting in a Hyundai Genesis Coupe!! They will also be entering the Redline Time ATtacks and doing a Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Pretty freak'n awesome IMO. It's going to be awesome seeing the Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe this season in all of the events, I can't wait!!
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HYUNDAI LAUNCHES RHYS MILLEN RACING RED BULL DRIFT TEAM SPONSORSHIP AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW


CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2009With enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the upcoming launch of the 2010 Genesis Coupe, Hyundai is adding to the excitement by teaming with Rhys Millen Racing and Red Bull Energy Drink to campaign the car in the high-energy sport of drift racing this year.
At the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled its motorsports program in the U.S. with the help of drift champion Rhys Millen, who will fabricate and race a 550-horsepower Genesis Coupe in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the Formula Drift Professional Drifting Championship and at select Redline Time Attack series events in 2009.
“Today’s announcement puts the Genesis Coupe into three great motorsports series,” said John Krafcik, acting president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “We like to refer to the Genesis Coupe as the sinister sibling to the North American Car of the Year, the Genesis sedan and we look forward to Rhys harnessing every ounce of energy in the Coupe as he campaigns it.”
Millen and his team are an ideal match to launch Hyundai’s racing efforts. Millen’s driving credentials include movie stunts, multiple drifting championships, a Pikes Peak world record and his recent New Year's Eve Las Vegas truck flip. But 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.
Millen had his first opportunity to test drive the Genesis Coupe’s performance credentials when he performed precision driving for the car’s debut advertising campaign. Millen flogged a Genesis Coupe for three days during the filming process at Road Atlanta racetrack, and the car never missed a beat.
“The Genesis Coupe Concept inspired me to seek out a relationship with Hyundai and it has developed into multiple projects,” said Millen, professional race driver and founder of RMR. “The immediate focus is developing the RMR Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe into a drift car with a 550-horsepower engine and a lightweight, rigid chassis. We are applying everything we know about fabricating into building this car.”

THE CHASSIS BUILD
Six RMR employees have already stripped a Genesis Coupe to bare metal and the chassis has spent five days in an Alkali bath removing all rubber and adhesives. The chassis has also been stitch welded for added structural rigidity.

CARBON FIBER BODY PANELS
Millen quickly decided to take the already light weight Genesis Coupe and make it even lighter. His crew will take the molds used to build the “Art of Speed” SEMA car to once again replicate the Genesis Coupe’s body out of carbon fiber. The hood, deck lid, roof, doors, fenders, front fascia and side skirts are all built out of carbon fiber. The carbon fiber panels range from 50 percent to 80 percent lighter than the sheet metal they replaced. For example, a factory Hyundai Genesis Coupe door weighs 68 pounds but modifications made by RMR reduce the door weight to just 8.5 pounds. This weight-saving approach is carried throughout the car without compromising its powerful curves, surface detail and “Z” bodyside line.
The side skirts have functional flat rocker panels with ducts to pull air out from underneath the car. A functional splitter on the front fascia and a built-in diffuser create pressure without drag. A rear diffuser with long tunnels keeps the air moving underneath the car. Downforce has been further increased by an APR GTC-500 rear wing that is fully adjustable and was designed using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis. The hood is vented to dissipate heat and Aerocatch hood latches are used for safety.
The rear widebody fenders are also made out of carbon fiber and blend seamlessly into the vehicle design with a creative painting concept. The goal curb for the car is 2,400 pounds.

INTERIOR
The interior of the RMR Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe is unrecognizable from its origins as a well-appointed 2+2 coupe designed with everyday driving in mind. All comfort and convenience features are removed to make way for a custom-fabricated eight-point safety cage and firewall which reinforce the Genesis Coupe’s already stiff chassis. By removing the roof, the RMR fabricators welded every aspect of the safety cage to the frame of the car. The braces on the A and B pillars also tie into the strength of the body. The safety cage is required for racing and a single Sparco racing seat further protects the driver in the overhauled cockpit.

SUSPENSION
The RMR Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe utilizes a KW remote reservoir three-way adjustable coilover suspension. Adjustable chro-moly sway bars dial the suspension in further for true track performance. RMR also fabricated adjustable lower control arms, rear control arms and toe links to allow precise tuning of the chassis.

ENGINE AND TURBO KIT
The Hyundai Lambda 3.8-liter V6 engine, which comes standard on the Genesis Coupe 3.8, will be stroked to 4.1-liters and further enhanced by a Turbonetics turbocharger. An AEM engine management system will also be used. The engine will be mated to a HKS sequential transmission. The end result is a Genesis Coupe that will produce 550 horsepower and 520 lb.-ft. of torque.

WHEELS, TIRES AND BRAKES
To ensure that the enhanced power plant translates all the way to road performance, RMR added 18- by 8.5-inch front and 18- by 9.5-inch rear Enkei RPF1 light weight wheels and 225/40-18 Toyo Proxes R1R front tires and 265/40 Toyo Proxes R1R rear tires.

PAINT SCHEME
The paint scheme is a combination of blue, silver and unpainted black carbon fiber with its signature weave pattern.

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS
· Toyo Tires
· Genius Tools
· Sparco
· Royal Purple
· Turbonetics
· APR Performance
· KW Suspension
· AEM
· BC ( Brian Crower)
· Exedy
· Enkei Wheels
· JE Pistons
· The Driveshaft Shop.

RHYS MILLEN – DRIVER, OWNER RMR
With more than 16 years of racing experience, Rhys Millen has established himself as one of the premier rally/drifting drivers in North America. Born in New Zealand in 1972, Rhys is the son of famed rally and off-road racer Rod Millen. Rhys joined Rod in the U.S. as a teenager and soon afterwards established himself as racer by taking first at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in the Open Division and winning Rookie of the Year. He won the Formula Drift championship in 2005 and was runner-up in 2006.

RHYS MILLEN CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - 2008
· Red Bull Drifting World Championship winner
· Pikes Peak Time Attack 2-Wheel Drive Champion (set new world record)

RHYS MILLEN CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - 2007
· Pikes Pike Time Attack Champion
· First Place - Long Beach Team Drift
· Second Place - Formula Drift, New Jersey
· Third Place - Formula Drift, West Virginia

RHYS MILLEN CAREER HIGHLIGHTS – 2006
· Formula Drift Champion Runner-Up
· Formula Drift Tires.com Triple Crown Champion

RHYS MILLEN CAREER HIGHLIGHTS – 2005
· Formula Drift Champion
· First Place - Formula Drift, New Jersey
· Second Place - Formula Drift, Irwindale

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of South Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 780 dealerships nationwide.



 

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Hell Yeah, I'm frickin stoked...:groupbow:
1st the price release data, then the R-Spec release data, & now this.....
Man, I'm gonna have to take a lude, a zanny, or something lol, just to calm down....:jump::jump::jump:



 

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I just found that Hyundai posted some DIFFERENT pics of the RMR coupe:

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Wizzy thanks for the links it's appreciated.. I think the new car paint scheme looks great, it will look even better with smoke/dirt behind it.. :)


i know who is tuning the coupe too :-D ........but i have to keep it hush hush!
CKY_BAM_MARG!!! Don't hold out on us brother, gives us the LOW DOWN!



 

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well i dont wanna upset jrod or buschur sense this competing evo shop beat them to tuning the first genesis coupe.

but look up Lisa Klassen *fastest woman up pikes peak*..and the rallye star, rally team and look at who sponsors there evo and tunes it. its the same shop i go too next to my house :-D
 

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We need to get our little project idea done fast Sabba!
Yeah I know I know, between work and the start-ups it's hard to find time..

I don't know what you 2 are up to, but Isuppose I'll find out soon enough. By the way some T-shirts with Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) would be cool.:cool:



 

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well i dont wanna upset jrod or buschur sense this competing evo shop beat them to tuning the first genesis coupe.

but look up Lisa Klassen *fastest woman up pikes peak*..and the rallye star, rally team and look at who sponsors there evo and tunes it. its the same shop i go too next to my house :-D

I don't think anyone will be upset seeing how BR probably didn't know they were trying to be the first EVO shop to tune a BK... :dunno: They probably would rather have the title of first Daily Driven BK in the 9's. :shifting: I read an article on Lisa in Modified Mag, sounds like she has a career ahead of her if she keeps at it.



 

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I don't know what you 2 are up to, but Isuppose I'll find out soon enough. By the way some T-shirts with Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) would be cool.:cool:
Yeah I want to do a shirt with the new RMR/Red Bull Car, but Sabba says we don't have the rights.:cry:

Maybe Sabba can ask RMR racing about it? couldn't hurt to ask I guess.

Our little project would be awesome if it can get off the ground but it would take a lot things to fall into place to get done.
 

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I don't think anyone will be upset seeing how BR probably didn't know they were trying to be the first EVO shop to tune a BK... :dunno: They probably would rather have the title of first Daily Driven BK in the 9's. :shifting: I read an article on Lisa in Modified Mag, sounds like she has a career ahead of her if she keeps at it.
BUSCHUR may have the priviledge of tuning my car. Considering how far I've got to carry it in tow, that's something, right?

Yeah I want to do a shirt with the new RMR/Red Bull Car, but Sabba says we don't have the rights.:cry:

Maybe Sabba can ask RMR racing about it? couldn't hurt to ask I guess.

Our little project would be awesome if it can get off the ground but it would take a lot things to fall into place to get done.
sabba's right, don't want to step on toes, but it does seem that most of Hyundai etc etc respond well to you guys & this forum.



 

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I don't think anyone will be upset seeing how BR probably didn't know they were trying to be the first EVO shop to tune a BK... :dunno: They probably would rather have the title of first Daily Driven BK in the 9's. :shifting: I read an article on Lisa in Modified Mag, sounds like she has a career ahead of her if she keeps at it.

ya lisa is cool.....and cute as hell i'll admit i like my alternative chicks :jester: but with some more practice and experience im sure she'll be great but ya all sorts of shops will be nit picking all sorts of records.

from buschur to ams to any other evo shop out there fought between
fastest evo ever
quickest evo ever
fastest stock ecu evo
fastest stock turbo evo
quickest stock ecu evo
quickest stock turbo evo
fastest stock looking turbo evo
quickest stock looking turbo evo

and then the people that would wipe there asses all over these goals would be the puerto ricens!!!
 

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bam, do me a favor & delete that last line so I don't have to. It sounds too much like a racial comment depending on how you take it.

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