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Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai Genesis Coupe interior

Year (of specifications) 2008
Engine 2.0 litre turbo 4 cyl / 3.8 litre V6
Transmission 6 speed manual RWD
Max speed 137 mph (4 cyl) / 149 mph (V6)
0-60 mph under 6 seconds (V6)
Horsepower 212 hp (4 cyl) / 306 hp (V6)
weight 1610 kg / 3549 lbs (V6)

The Hyundai Genesis coupe was unveiled at the 2008 New York Auto Show. The production Genesis Coupe is based on a concept version displayed in 2007. Fortunately many of the design cues which made the Genesis Coupe concept a hit have made it through to the production car with minimal dilution. The powerful curves, surface detail, and "Z" bodyside lines of the Genesis Coupe are taken from other Hyundai concept cars like the HCD9 Talus and HCD8 sports coupe.

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is a purpose-built rear-wheel drive sports coupe offering two engine options – a 212-horsepower, (217 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm of torque) 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a range-topping all-aluminum 306-horsepower, (263 lb. ft. @ 4,700 rpm of torque) DOHC 3.8-liter V6 engine. Both engines are mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission. The Genesis Coupe 2.0t (2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo) offers an optional five-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC while the 3.8-liter V6 offers a ZF six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC to handle the additional torque.

The Genesis Coupe rides on standard 18-inch alloy wheels or optional 19-inch wheels. The Genesis Coupe employs a macpherson strut dual-link front suspension and a five-link rear suspension setup. A limited slip differential and Brembo brakes are among the optional extras.

Inside, the driver and front passenger get sport bucket seats, while the analog gauges including a large speedometer and tachometer are positioned directly in front of the driver. Additional features include a centre-mounted information display screen showing audio system information, air-conditioning settings and an outside temperature reading.

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe includes a wide range of both active and passive safety features. Standard safety equipment includes driver and front passenger advanced frontal airbags, along with front seat-mounted side airbags, side air curtains, active front head restraints, four-channel ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and electronic stability control (ESC).

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Review by: El Bueno Enchilada
The hyundai genesis helped to fill a space that the rear-wheel drive sport compact car had left empty in the 1990's. It also helped change the view many people had towards hyundai. To many people, it was no longer the manufacturer of poor-quality automobiles.



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