• First contact: Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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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  (289) posted on 05.20.2009

I hope Terence would bring us more news and updates after the drive in. Good luck

  (79) posted on 05.20.2009

Terence make sure that you have thing gooood for us to celebrate after your Mexico drive in with the Genesis.

  (3) posted on 05.20.2009

bye bye Terence

  (177) posted on 05.20.2009

Lucky Terence, he will be able to drive this factory tuned concept to Mexico. I hope I have the same priviledge

  (231) posted on 05.20.2009

This affordable which is perfect for drifting tuned car is a buyer’ choice. If you are planning to get a new car, you might want to check its dealers

  (318) posted on 05.19.2009

Do you know that Genesis got 5 stars from NHTSA 2009 Crash scores Genesis:
Frontal Driver: 5
Frontal Passenger:5
Side Driver: 5
Side Rear Passenger: 5
Rollover: 5

  (78) posted on 05.19.2009

This car is a rear-wheel drive, full-size car introduced initially as a concept car in the 2007 New York International Auto Show. Hyundai has introduced the vehicle worldwide, known internally as the BH model, and will initially market the Genesis as a "premium sports sedan," in one body style with three possible engines.

  (314) posted on 05.19.2009

This R-Spec is promising and equiped with the right and excellent ponies

  (421) posted on 05.19.2009

Terence is right...this factory tuned car is very affordable with all the features that you will find with those high end tuners. I not difficult to fall in love with this car

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