Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis

Buying a brand-new Corvette Z06 should be a cause for celebration. But in the case of this poor man, his joyous occasion ended up becoming short-lived - thanks to his wife and her Hyundai Genesis .

Barely an hour after driving off with his new ride, the man’s precious Corvette was in the middle of a roadside accident thanks in large part to a combination of rain, traffic, and his wife’s reckless driving. The resulting carnage could end up costing the couple more than $26,000 in damages to the two vehicles.

The series of unfortunate events began when the couple left the Chevy dealership and ended up stuck in traffic along a rainy Massachusetts freeway. As the traffic began piling up, the husband decelerated his speed to queue up behind the other vehicles in the freeway. Unfortunately for him and his brand-new Z06, the wife, who was following behind in their 9-month old Genesis, wasn’t paying enough attention to the roads ahead and ended up ramming her car onto the back of the Z06, which, in turn, slid forward and hit the car directly in front of him.

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Source: Jalopnik
Posted on by Terence 1

Top Speed recently had the opportunity to speak with Hyundai’s Product PR Manager, Miles Johnson, about the company’s first ever true sports car, the Genesis Coupe . When we spoke, he highlighted the Coupe’s unique position in the market as an affordable performance machine. He also talked a lot about the tuning potential of turbocharged four cylinder model, an engine he guaranteed would hold up to at least 300 HP worth of boost.

First contact: Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Mr. Johnson talked about how the Genesis Coupe is a vehicle that will be embraced by the aftermarket; how Hennessey is already knocking down their door to build a turbo kit for the V6 powered Genesis Coupe GT . The only question is; with all the new found enthusiasm for tuned Genesis Coupes, will Hyundai embrace the aftermarket?

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Posted on by Terence 7

As you already know, we recently had the opportunity to test Hyundai’s 2010 Genesis Coupe. We thought who better to tell you a about the new vehicle than the man responsible, Hyundai’s Product PR Manager, Miles Johnson. The Korean sport compact comes with either a turbocharged four cylinder or a 300 HP V6. The car is well styled and looks like nothing you have ever seen before. But best of all, the new car offers rear wheel drive excitement at an affordable price complete with an outstanding warranty.

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We just got back from driving the 3.8 Liter V6 powered Hyundai Genesis Coupe , and let me tell you, this car has plenty of power. After stepping out of the four cylinder and into the six, we see what Hyundai Hyundai was trying to create with their new sport compact. The more powerful motor is a better match for the coupe’s outstanding handling abilities, and brings the most out of the new vehicle.

Whereas the turbo four was fun to drive, the V6 is outstanding. First of all the sound of the exhaust is amazing, compared to the turbo motor, the 300 HP six cylinder has a bark that would make V8 owners jealous. The added torque of Lambda engine is enough to plant you into the seat back. Whereas the 275 series tires seemed a little wide for the 210 HP turbo four cylinder Genesis Coupe, the added power is enough to break them loose and have a little fun.

The V6 in our test car is the same engine found under the hood of the RMR drift car, except the drift car is making 500+ HP with the help of a little boost, on the stock internals. After taking the six cylinder for a drive we fully understand why Hennessey and HKS are so eager to make performance parts for the Lambda powered coupe.

Before you lay down the cash for the turbocharged four cylinder Hyundai, take the V6 for a test drive. You will be pleasantly surprised. With this power plant Ford Mustangs and Chevy Camaros better keep up their game, because with the Genesis Coupe, it is now possible to get big bang for your buck, without having to buy domestic.

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So, we have just stopped for lunch, and I have to say that the 4 cylinder turbo Genesis Coupe is sweet. The car we were test driving was equipped with the track package, so it gets a firmer suspension, 19 inch rollers and a set of beautiful red Brembo brakes. The interior of the Coupe exceeded my expectations; the racing style buckets are supportive, the center stack is filled with attractive smooth plastic pieces and the sunroof really opens up the interior. The only thing missing is a boost gauge.

The exterior of Hyundai’s new sport compact is the perfect blend of style and aggression. However, the most impressive thing is the ride in this sport coupe, it is smooth and comfortable, even with the stiffer shock and spring set-up and low profile tires. The Genesis Coupe is definitely a step up from previous Hyundai offerings.

After lunch we are getting into a 300 HP V6 version, stay tuned for a performance comparison a little later on today.

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First contact: Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Well, we’re about to take the new Genesis Coupe for our first test drive, but before we tell you all about that, let me whet you appetites with a couple a things to look forward to. Hyundai sees the new rear drive coupe as the succesor to Nissan’s now defunct 240SX.

The vehicle’s product manager Miles Johnson the 30 MPG, 2.0 Liter turbo should be able to handle a tuned 300 ponies. Both the boosted 4 and the V6 have been dialed back to conserve both gas and oil, meaning that there is a lot left to squeeze out of the power plants.

Look forward to twin turbo kit from Hennessey and a bodykit from Rhys Millen Racing. There are even talks about a Greddy show car for SEMA.

This should be fun!

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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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Controversy broke out a few weeks ago when it became known that Rhys Millen’s Hyundai Genesis Coupe drift car didn’t have the manufacturer’s 3.8 Liter Lambda V6 under the hood. Instead the RMR Genesis Coupe competed in the first round of Formula D competition with a Nissan sourced VQ series V6. Now the majority of the Formula D cars in the paddock have all sorts of Frankenstein engine/chassis combinations, but because Rhys is running a factory backed program, this was a no-no.

It is easy to understand that the former World Drifting and Formula D Champion knows a thing or two about the sport, and understands the necessity for a bulletproof power train under the harsh conditions of the sport. Due to the fact that the partnership was not official until right before the season opener in Long Beach, we can forgive Rhys for trying to pull a fast one.

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Source: Autoblog

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