It is no secret that I am a fan of the upcoming Hyundai Genesis Coupe . The Korean coupe offers excellent performance and styling at a reasonable price, and will certainly inject some newfound enthusiasm into the sport compact segment. However; for me, the best part about the new Genesis Coupe is that it is rear-wheel-drive.
Seriously, there is no other car on the market today that offers as much as a Genesis Coupe R-Spec . The tuner friendly entry level two door features 19 inch wheels housing beautiful Brembo brakes, a limited slip differential in the rear end and a boost friendly four cylinder that could easily make 250 HP at the wheels with a little motivation from the aftermarket. All for under $25,000. Try to get that with a BMW.
Ever since I saw the factory tuned concept complete with vented carbon fiber hood in photos, and then when I laid eyes on the the sporty yellow coupe sitting under a tree last year at Pebble Beach in person, I have been dying to get behind the wheel. Tomorrow I will get my chance and I am excited. I will apologize in advance if you never hear from me again, because if I can get my hands on an R-Spec, I might just make a run to Mexico.
Stay tuned for updates from Top Speed’s Genesis Coupe ride and drive.
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gallery: First contact: Hyundai Genesis Coupe