Hyundai Working on a Performance Version Of The V-8 Genesis

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Hyundai Genesis

The new-generation Hyundai Genesis was unveiled earlier this month at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, and it came with a few surprises, including an updated look, a new platform and the availability of an advanced HTRAC AWD system. What’s strange is that this new system will only be offered with the 3.8-liter V-6 version, not in the more powerful V-8 version.

At a first glance, this may seem like a strange move, but in a recent interview with Autoguide, Hyundai ’s spokesman Miles Johnson revealed that this move was made because Hyundai is considering a performance-focused Genesis that will feature the Tau 5.0-liter V-8 and the HTRAC all-wheel-drive system. This performance model is still being discussed and is not yet given the green light, but if it gets the "go," it should arrive a few months after the base version.

Hyundai’s spokesman did not reveal if this new model will be offered with more power than the standard V-8, but he did confirm there will be improvements to the chassis and lateral grip.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Hyundai Genesis.

Source: Autoguide

2015 Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis

The new generation Hyundai Genesis made its world debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and comes with a series of significant improvements: a new, more rigid platform with a new exterior design and advanced drivetrain options.

The base version is powered by a 3.8-liter V-6 that produces 311 at 6,000 rpm horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm, while top version gets a Tau 5.0-liter V-8 that delivers 420 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm. Both engines come mated to Hyundai’s in-house designed eight-speed automatic transmission, while the V-6 version can also be combined with an advanced HTRAC AWD system.


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