TodayApril 16, 2022

Racing the 2013 Hyundai Genesis coupe on Spring Mountain circuit on Driving the Nation

Declan Powell and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, took the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe around the short 1.5 mile circuit at the private Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, NV.

There are two engines for the Genesis coupe;

3.8-liter V6 engine receives direct-injection technology
348 horsepower, 295 lb.-ft. torque (rating with premium fuel)
Improved fuel economy for both transmissions
18 city/28 highway “ 8-speed A/T
18 city/27 highway “ 6-speed M/T

2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine receives new twin-scroll turbocharger and larger, more thermally-efficient intercooler
274 horsepower, 275 lb.-ft. torque (rating with premium fuel)
Improved fuel economy for A/T
20 city/31 highway “ 8-speed A/T
21 city/30 highway “ 6-speed M/T
The new, in-house-developed 8-speed automatic transmissions comes with paddles. If you’re on the track you;re going to want to use premium fuel. If you want maximum fuel economy with a little less (260) horsepower this turbos anti-knock sensors automatically adjust ignition timing and engine mapping to run perfectly on regular fuel.

The Genesis Coupe Declan took me around the track in is an R-Spec. According to Hyundai;

The high-performance Genesis Coupe R-Spec and Track models come with differentiated, track-tuned suspension calibrations. The R-Spec/Track suspension features both firmer front spring rates (seven percent) and rear spring rates (eleven percent), with matched damper rates. The Genesis Coupe R-Spec/Track models also deliver a significant increase in roll control over other versions of the Genesis Coupe via thicker stabilizer bars (24mm front/20mm rear). For 2013, all Genesis Coupes receive improved low-velocity-control dampers for refined ride comfort coupled with improved body control.

In addition, all R-Spec and Track models now receive front strut camber adjustment bolts that can be easily installed in the front strut assembly at their owners discretion. These camber adjustment bolts allow approximately -1.5 degrees of negative front camber adjustment for sharper, more responsive apex turn-in and significant understeer reduction in competitive events.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.