Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis

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With all of our past Photo of the Week images simply being pictures of stationary cars, we thought this week we’d bring you something even more special. The following picture taken by Bruno Terena definitely meets those prerequisites.

The following image was captured in Serra do Rio do Rastro, Brazil back in 2010 where Rhys Millen took to the mountainous roads in one of many promotional activities for his sponsor, Red Bull.

Now you may be asking yourself as to what separates this drifting photo from the thousands of others circling the net? Well, let me describe the reasons. First, it’s very rare that one will stumble upon a drifting photo actually captured out in the wilderness rather than a ‘drifting arena’ in the middle of a bustling city. Second, we absolutely adore how this image manages to capture both the Hyundai Genesis drifter and the stunning backdrop in one frame.

Finally, the awesome smoke trail following the Genesis up the mountain and around the hairpin in the center of the photo also played a part in our selection for this weeks’ Photo of the Week.

Be sure to check out Terena’s flickr account for more great photographs!

Source: Bruno Terena

We’ve seen automakers subject their sports cars to some pretty weird races, but we gotta say, this one is something we haven’t seen before.

In its attempt to "discover new possibilities," Hyundai wants to find out if a car can go faster than an arrow. So they set out about and tried to answer that question by bringing in a Hyundai Genesis Coupe to go toe-to-toe with an arrow. The car 2013 Genesis Coupe is capable of producing 350 horsepower, which, of course, is pretty fast. But is it fast enough to beat an arrow?

In this video, which Hyundai swears is 100% legit, we find out that the Genesis Coupe actually had a rolling start instead of starting on the block. From there, it appears that the Genesis Coupe did, in fact, beat the arrow to the target, something that we doubt it can accomplish without that rolling start.

Nevertheless, it’s an answer to the question, although we’d like to see if it can hold up with the Genesis Coupe doing that 0-60.

The flock of drift race cars scheduled to compete in the 2012 Formula Drift season just got a lot more interesting with the introduction of Rhys Millen’s prized steed.

Over the past few years, Millen has competed in Formula Drift with a Hyundai Genesis Coupe and now that the latter has a refreshed 2013 model , it was only right for Millen to get his own race-tuned, drift-spec Genesis Coupe.

“I’m pleased to have Hyundai’s ongoing support for the 2012 season,” Millen said. “This begins the fourth year of our racing relationship with Hyundai, and we want to continue to build upon our success in both developing and racing Hyundai’s race-proven products.”

So here it is, fellas. Unbeknownst to a lot of folks, the car carries a 2013 Genesis Coupe body shell with all the mechanical components being modified by Rhys Millen Racing. The result is a pretty bad-ass Korean drifting machine capable of producing a very impressive 600 horsepower.

How will Rhys Millen fare against the competition? With a car like this by his side, there’s no doubt RMR will be making some serious noise in the 2012 Formula Drift season.

UPDATE 05/31/2012: Hyundai USA has unveiled a new video featuring Rhys Millen as he talks about the 2012 Formula Drift Race season and the preparations that lead up to the 2012 Formula Drift season. Enjoy!

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The Subaru BRZ may only be a few months old and despite the fact that deliveries to owners have yet to commence, this brand new rear-wheel drive out of Japan has already proven itself to be quite the performance car, even if it did get beaten around a Japanese racetrack by its twin-brother, the Toyota GT 86 recently.

In Road & Track’s latest road test, they took the aforementioned Subaru BRZ out onto public roads to see how it would perform when pitted against its main rival, the Mazda MX-5 Miata as well as the Hyundai Genesis 2.0 Coupe .

We won’t ruin the result for you, but keep in mind the following performance specifications when watching the video.

The BRZ features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer style engine which was developed in conjunction with Toyota Toyota to produce 200HP and 151lb-ft of torque, while the base Mazda MX-5 Miata produces significantly less at just 167HP but does turn out an impressive 158 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the Hyundai Hyundai Genesis actually produces the most of the bunch with 217HP and 217lb-ft of torque; however, it does weigh significantly more than the other two due to its larger proportions.

The current Hyundai Genesis Coupe went on sale in United States dealerships back on February 26, 2009. It was a pretty cool sports car powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder that delivered 212 HP and 217 lb.-ft. of torque, but in 2011, Hyundai tried making it even better by adding a new version: the Coupe 3.8 R-Spec . This new coupe is powered by a 3.8 liter V6 engine that delivers 306 HP, which is obviously better than the previous model, but apparently, that addition simply wasn’t enough for Hyundai. Now, they’ve brought the facelift version of the Genesis Coupe to the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, in its American version.

The new 2013 Genesis Coupe sports more aggressive coupe styling, complemented by an improved interior and design. It will be available with 4-cylinder and V6 engines, both of which benefit from significant technology enhancements, a 3.8-liter V6 engine with sophisticated direct-injection technology, and a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that has been upgraded to a more precise twin-scroll turbocharger and larger intercooler.

UPDATE 01/09/2012: This review has been updated with the official images and specs of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

UPDATE 02/14/2012: Hyundai has announced today prices for the new Genesis Coupe that will go on sale this March. Prices will range from $24,250 for the 2.0T model to $34,250 for the 3.8 Track. The 3.8-liter R-Spec model is priced from $28,750. Hit the jump for the full pricing list.

Hit the jump to read more about the future 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

Since the Super Bowl only comes out once a year, the race to have the best auto commercial is usually fast, feverish, and packed with plenty of attention-grabbing scenes. This year, Hyundai is rolling out an armada of ads to keep itself relevant to viewers during the Big Game.

One commercial, in particular, features the Hyundai Genesis Coupe , which, for all of it’s outstanding qualities, possesses an equally strong trait that just might be the most important of them all: it has the ability to bring a man back to life!

In this ad, a man is driving his Genesis Coupe with his "pops" riding shotgun and giving him the whole spiel on how to be successful in life. In the middle of the latter’s soliloquy, he ends up getting a heart attack, to which the driver decides to use his sports car as an oversized defribillator, alternately accelerating and braking the car until pops comes back to life.

As soon as he does, he finishes off his advice to young Jensen, oblivious to the fact that he came this close to heading over to the while light, all thanks to Anderson and his "pulse-pounding" Genesis Coupe.

Clever ad, Hyundai.

Source: Hyundai
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Last year’s picks for the coupe of the year raged a war between the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang , but this year things are a bit different. In fact, neither one of these muscle cars made the list, simply because the new Camaro ZL1 isn’t available for purchase just yet.

With the two major muscle cars out of the running, we were still left with a ton of vehicles worthy of some time in the spotlight. Our choices for the top coupes of 2011 are kind of all over the place. From the Audi TT-RS’ return to the States to the Lotus Exige S and its road-going capabilities on the other side of the pond, there’s pretty much a flavor for anybody.

In fact, if we’ve missed one of your favorites, make sure to hit us up.

Hit the jump for our picks for the 2011 Coupe of the Year, in alphabetical order.

Hyundai USA plans to demolish its old headquarters in Fountain Valley California in about two weeks, but before that happens, they decided it would be a good idea to have a little fun on the property. Hyundai has put together a movie that features three stars: Rhys Millen, his Genesis Coupe Drift Car , and the abandoned headquarters.

All three stars of the show were present to provide a unique drift demonstration in a unique industrial setting. And to add some more flavor to the video, a bad cop and some donuts were also added.

The best part of the video is Rhys Millen’s sick skills at controlling the vehicle and the sweetness of the Genesis Coupe Drift Car.

As always, please remember that this is a professional on a closed course, so don’t try this at home!

Earlier in the summer, it was rumored that Hyundai would be offering a 5.0 liter V8 engine for the Genesis Coupe sports car. This new engine would deliver an impressive 429 HP at 6500 rpm and 376 lb-ft of torque at 5000 rpm with an 11.5:1 compression ratio (estimated). The overall buzz in the industry illustrated the excitement over the historic use of a V8 engine, but Hyundai may have another trick up its sleeve: a turbocharged V6 engine.

It’s definitely not a secret that automakers have been leaning towards forced induction options such as turbocharging and supercharging to achieve high power while reducing fuel consumption. Hyundai is no different in that aspect. During a recent interview at Hyundai Motor America’s technical center in Ann Arbor, MI, Powertrain Boss John Juriga confirmed that the rumored turbocharged V6 really did exist and that is currently under testing: "The 3.8 is a contender for turbocharging for some high-output applications." But the fact that such an engine exists does not guarantee that it will be put into production. The final decision will only be made based on customers’ feedback.

The two Genesis Coupe concepts seen at the 2011 SEMA Show - the V6 powered Hurricane SC and the V8 powered Genesis RM500 - were specially created to generate feedback for which method of power delivery would be preferred by the masses. The decision is inevitably ours to make; do we marvel over the tried and true power and feel of a massive V8 engine or do we take that same amount of power and pay less at the pump? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Source: AutoGuide
Hyundai Genesis Coupe

After spy images of the new Genesis Coupe flooded the internet, Hyundai has decided it is time to reveal two teaser images of the next sports car on their official blog, just to give us a little hint as to what we can expect when the car is fully revealed. They have also confirmed that the car will be released on November 12, 2011 at the Chonnam National Yeongam F1 Speed Festival.

The first new teaser image released by Hyundai clearly shows that the new Genesis Coupe has received a more aggressive exterior look with a new hexagonal grille similar to the one in the Veloster . It is also now lighting the way with new LED fog-lights, and redesigned headlights and taillights.

The second teaser image shows the new badge plain as day: 380GT. This new badge signifies that the Genesis Coupe will receive the same 3.8-liter V-6 engine, maybe with a boost in power and an improvement in fuel economy.

Source: Hyundai

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