HYUNDAI AND SKIP BARBER RACING SCHOOL ADD REAR-DRIVE GENESIS COUPE TO HIGH PERFORMANCE DRIVING SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Lime Rock, Road Atlanta and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Skip Barber High Performance Driving School Enthusiasts to Pilot Genesis Coupe R-Spec and Track Models
COSTA MESA, Calif., August 6, 2013 – Hyundai and Skip Barber have added two high-performance rear-drive sport coupes to their increasingly popular High Performance Driving School programs. Starting this month, Skip Barber driving school participants at Lime Rock, Road Atlanta, and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will have the opportunity to drive both Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec and 3.8 Track models as part of their instruction on these famed road courses.
“We’re thrilled to give more driving enthusiasts the opportunity to pilot our Genesis Coupe high-performance rear-drive models in an exciting-yet-controlled learning environment with the respected Skip Barber program,” said Steve Shannon, vice president, marketing, Hyundai Motor America. “Our exhilarating 300-plus horsepower Genesis Coupe R-Spec and Track models can now be experienced to their full potential on world-renowned racing circuits like Lime Rock, Laguna Seca and Road Atlanta. The proven durability of the Genesis Coupe in such a rigorous daily instruction environment is also sure to impress Skip Barber Racing School students and instructors alike, all while making students better drivers.”
The high performance Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec and Track models have already bolstered their performance credentials in the fiercely competitive rear-drive sport coupe segment. “This is one really impressive car”, opined Edmunds.com, while AutoWeek.com called it a “good time at the track” and a “blast to drive.” The Genesis Coupe joins a variety of well-respected high performance cars such as the Porsche 911 Carrera, MAZDASPEED3 and Lexus IS-F used for instruction at the Skip Barber Racing School program. “All of us at Skip Barber Racing School are honored to be partnering with Hyundai on our High Performance Driving School”, said Michael Culver, CEO of Skip Barber Racing School. “The Genesis Coupe is sure to capture the enthusiasm of our passionate customers.”
Skip Barber High Performance Driving Schools give participants the opportunity to test the proven Skip Barber Racing School formula while behind the wheel of high performance sports cars in a variety of driving environments, such as autocross, skid pad, threshold braking zones and world-class race tracks. To learn more about Skip Barber High Performance Driving Schools, visit http://skipbarber.com/highperformance.asp.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully-transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.
For 38 years, Skip Barber Racing School, the leader in high performance driving and racing education, has operated a fully-integrated system of racing schools, driving schools, racing championships, corporate events and OEM events across North America. Skip Barber Racing School provides entry-level, equal-car championships. The athletes are given media exposure, expert coaching, on-track arrive and drive experience, financial awards and motorsports scholarships. The reason many people choose to race with Skip Barber Racing is because they know it is the place where the stars of tomorrow begin their careers. The Skip Barber Racing School launched the auto racing careers of Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Scott Speed, A.J. Allmendinger, Raphael Matos, Spencer Pigot, Josef Newgarden and many more.
Skip Barber Racing School is the Official Racing School of the IZOD IndyCar Series and the first step on the Mazda Road to Indy