The 2012 Formula Drift Championship recently got its start and behind the wheel of the Korean hot-r0d for another season will be an absolute legend. Teaming up Hyundai Motorsport once again is Rhys Millen and his grouping of fuel-soaked gearheads to get the 2013 Genesis Coupe entirely too sideways. A former drift champion himself, Millen got his start with Hyundai four years ago when he got behind the wheel of the automaker’s first rear drive sports car. For this year’s season, the boys might have a refreshed ride to play with, but their competition will be tougher than ever.
“I’m pleased to have Hyundai’s ongoing support for the 2012 season,” Millen said. “This begins the fourth year of our racing relationship with Hyundai, and we want to continue to build upon our success in both developing and racing Hyundai’s race-proven products.” Drastically messaged from stock form, the Rhys Millen Racing Genesis Coupe was, at one point, a box-stock version of the refreshed car we drove in New Orleans. The body has been widened while extra aero bits ensure downforce will always be handy. To get things spinning, 600 plus horsepower from a RMR powertrain will be on tap. It may be a bit extreme compared to the factory Coupe, but what Hyundai has created with the 2013 refresh could easily help any armature shape themselves into a pro. When kitted out as an R-Spec model, adjustable camber plates, Brembo brakes and a rotation happy limited slip differential all come standard.