Hyundai And Rhys Millen Racing Tap Pikes Peak Veteran Paul Dallenbach To Pilot Time Attack Genesis Coupe

Hyundai And Rhys Millen Racing Tap Pikes Peak Veteran Paul Dallenbach To Pilot
                          Time Attack Genesis Coupe

Dallenbach Positioned to Dominate Time Attack 2WD Class in Last Year's
All-time World-Record-Setting Genesis Coupe

Millen to Compete in the Unlimited Class with Purpose-built Hillclimb Racer,
Defending His All-time Record Set Last Year

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hyundai and Rhys Millen
Racing (RMR) today announced the selection of veteran Pikes Peak racer Paul
Dallenbach to race in the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC)
Time Attack 2WD class. Dallenbach will drive the same production-based Genesis
Coupe that set last year's all-time world record with Rhys Millen at the helm.
Paul is a local Colorado fan favorite, with a thoroughly impressive Pikes Peak
resume, including six class wins and three overall wins at the world's most
prestigious hill climb. This years' race to the world-renowned summit is
planned for June 30.

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This year, Hyundai will expand its effort to the unlimited class at Pikes Peak
in a two-car effort, with Dallenbach now teaming up with Millen piloting a
new, unlimited class purpose-built rear-drive racecar in defense of his
all-time world record of 9:46.164. With these two highly-respected, veteran
racers combining both driving talent and tuning expertise, the venerable
Hyundai/RMR partnership has a superb opportunity to set new world records in
their respective classes.

"With Dallenbach joining the Hyundai/RMR effort at Pikes this year, we've
formed a formidable team that will be thrilling for fans around the world to
watch," said Rhys Millen, owner and driver of Rhys Millen Racing. "With
race-proven Hyundai core powertrain components powering both of our hill climb
racers, it demonstrates how confident we are in the performance and durability
of Hyundai engineering."

"We're thrilled with the addition of Pikes Peak veteran Paul Dallenbach to the
Hyundai motorsports team at Pikes this year," said Steve Shannon, vice
president, marketing, Hyundai Motor America. "The combined experience of
Millen and Dallenbach gives us an outstanding prospect to both defend our
world record and generate impressive class wins."

TWO-CAR, UNLIMITED CLASS EFFORT FOR 2013

For 2013, Millen will produce and drive an all-new, ultra-lightweight,
purpose-built racecar using major powertrain components from Hyundai's
production-based Lambda engine family. This powertrain is expected to produce
over 900 horsepower and 800 lb.-ft. of torque, while still making significant
use of production components including the block, cylinder heads, bearings and
engine accessories. The racecar chassis will be enveloped by a Genesis
Coupe-like silhouette to compete in the unlimited class. This no-holds-barred
racer will be accompanied by last years' world-record-setting,
production-based Genesis Coupe in the Time Attack 2WD class, driven by
Dallenbach. RMR is a truly unique racing firm, one of the very few which
successfully conceptualizes, fabricates, tests, tunes, and most importantly,
drives its vehicles in motorsports competition. In fact, the
world-record-setting Genesis Coupe is the exact same production-based coupe
that Millen successfully drifted in the Formula Drift competitive series, a
testament to both the extreme durability of Hyundai engineering as well as the
tuning versatility of the RMR team.

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 warranty, Hyundai's
10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary
Roadside Assistance.

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