Hyundai introduces Brembo brakes on the new Genesis Coupe
14 August 2008
Mumbai: The Genesis Coupe, promises to stop just as fast as it goes, thanks to its new disk brakes, says automaker Hyundai Motors. The high performance disc brakes from Brembo will be available as part of an optional track-use performance package, added the Korean automaker
For the Genesis Coupe's front 18-inch wheels, Brembo engineers developed 13.4-inch x 1.1-inch rotors (340mm x 28mm) and four-pot fixed calipers (42mm+42mm) while the rear setup features 13.0-inch x 0.78-inch rotors (330mm x 20mm) gripped by four-pot fixed calipers (32mm+28mm).
Brembo's superlative brakes provide the perfect match to the Genesis Coupe's high output engines. The base Genesis Coupe will be equipped with a turbocharged 2-liter Theta engine pumping out an estimated 212 horesepower while for enthusiasts who demand pure unadulterated performance, Hyundai will offer a high performance-tuned 3.8-liter V-6 Lambda delivering 300-plus horsepower.
The Genesis Coupe's rear-wheel drive architecture endows it with an ideal front-rear weight distribution that is a pre-requisite for handling excellence and Brembo brakes promise to further enhance the Genesis Coupe's driving experience.
Genesis Coupe is the first Hyundai to be fitted with Brembo brakes. TheCoupe is due to arrive in Korean showrooms in September this year while international sales are due to start in the first quarter of 2009
"By specifying Brembo brakes we are sending a strong message about the performance capabilities of the Genesis Coupe," said Dr Hyun-Soon Lee, president of the corporate research and development division. ''Among car aficionados, Brembo's oversized calliper design is recognized as one of the hallmarks of a high performance car. They grab attention and will force people to take a second, closer look at the Genesis Coupe," said Dr Lee.
Brembo is a world leader and design innovator of disc brake technology for high-performance vehicles. The Italian brake manufacturer supplies brake systems to the most exciting brands of passenger car and motorcycle worldwide.