2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will get 5.0-liter Tau engine and eight-speed transmission

Hey, Mustang, watch out! Hyundai is preparing a new 5.0 liter V8 engine that will deliver 429 HP. Of course, Hyundai did not say that with the new engine they would want to take on the Mustang, but it wouldn’t be as ridiculous as the race between Mini and Porsche! The output for the new coupe is even bigger than the one from the Mustang GT model that develops a total of 412 HP. The announcement was made by Hyundai in South Korea during a test drive for the new Sonata hybrid and 2.0T.

The new 5.0 liter Tau engine is a bored-out, direct-injection version of the 4.6-liter V-8 currently found in the Genesis sedan . Bore increases to 96 mm, an increase of 4, while the stroke stays the same at 87 mm. The result is an estimated output of 429 hp at 6500 rpm and 376 lb-ft at 5000 rpm with an 11.5:1 compression ratio. The new engine will be mated to an eight-speed automatic designed and manufactured by Hyundai.

The new engine is rumored to be available for the Genesis Coupe sometime in mid-2011.


6 comments:

Who Know the financial status of Hyundai. I wanted to know if Hyundai made a profit or loss in 2009? How about 2010 first quarter? Honda leave his v8 program for financial problem, Toyota has many cars in hold and they sold twice or three cars than Hyundai.

Pretty darn luxurious, I guess Hyundai may itself a very viable competitor in the luxury class.

I think Hyundai is preparing this baby to compete with 911 GT3-r and GT-R.

Sounds great! I wouldn’t want it in the coupe, though. The V6 is heavy enough.

nice! a v8 engine for genesis.. hmm it’s seems that hyundai is ready to compete with other big boys like Mustang, Camaro and porsche.. or even the GT-R.. i can’t wait to see this baby in action with those big boys.

I don’t think any sports car could challenge the Mustang in sales (none ever has), but this should certainly be a big step forward for Hyundai. Now what I’d like to know is how big of an engine can fit in the FT-86... the IS-F V8 would be nice.

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