Hyundai on Monday took the wraps off the highly anticipated RMR Hyundai Genesis PM580, saying that the new racing car is "capable of producing 750 horsepower.

" The car, which was fabricated by Rhys Millen Racing, will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 27.

The Korean automaker had teased the RMR Hyundai Genesis PM580 late last week via a moody, black-and-white video that only showed bits and pieces of the vehicle.

Monday's information laid out the vehicle's specifications — up to a point — and its inspiration.

Rhys Millen Racing said the RMR Hyundai Genesis PM580 is patterned after "a modern Le Mans-style car." It has a target weight of 1,850 pounds and is powered by a 3.8-liter Hyundai Lambda turbocharged V6 stroked to 4.1 liters. Although Hyundai skirted the issue of precise engine specifications, the automaker said that "current engine testing shows the engine is capable of producing 750 horsepower, which is more than needed to tackle the mountain." It also noted that to have a competitive power-to-weight ratio, the team feels "the car will need to produce 675 horsepower."

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Hyundai To Unleash 750 HP Genesis PM580 On Pikes Peak  This Summer

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