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Hyundai Genesis Coupe
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupė
Manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company
Assembly Ulsan, South Korea
Class Sports Car
Body style(s) 2+2 coupe
Layout FR layout
Platform BH-based architecture
Engine(s) 2.0L Turbo Theta I4 - 223 horsepower (166 kW)
3.8L Lambda V6 - 312 horsepower (233 kW)
Transmission(s) 6-speed manual
5-speed automatic(with I4)
6-speed ZF 6HP26 automatic (with V6)
Wheelbase 111.0 in (2819 mm)
Length 182.3 in (4630 mm)
Width 73.4 in (1864 mm)
Height 54.3 in (1379 mm)
Related Hyundai Genesis

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is a rear-wheel drive sports coupe from Hyundai Motor Company, released on October 13, 2008 for the Korean market. It is Hyundai's first rear-wheel drive coupe, and shares its basic platform with the Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan.

Destined to arrive in United States dealerships by Spring 2009 as a 2010 model,[1], Hyundai USA vice president John Krafcik has described the Genesis Coupe as being designed "...to deliver a driving experience that challenges cars like Infiniti G37, at prices more like Mitsubishi Eclipse.” [1] Hyundai has stated the Genesis Coupe is not a successor to the Hyundai Tiburon. [2]

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[edit] Prototype

Photos of a heavily camouflaged Genesis Coupe prototype appeared on the internet as early as May 2007, fueling anticipation and speculation.[3] The spy photos suggested that Hyundai's new coupe would be rear-wheel drive, as pictures of the engine bay showed a longitudinal engine orientation typical of front-engine, rear-drive vehicles. The pictures also showed a four-cylinder engine with a heat-wrapped turbocharger. Speculation on potential engines for the new coupe ranged from the turbocharged four-cylinder pictured to the Tau V-8 that Hyundai had developed for the luxury-oriented Genesis.[4]

Shortly before the 2007 Los Angeles International Auto show, more photos were leaked of an uncovered silver Genesis Coupe next to a silver Ford Mustang, presumed to be the Genesis Coupe's target competitor.[5]

[edit] Concept Genesis Coupe

Hyundai Genesis Coupė

Hyundai revealed the concept version of the Genesis Coupe on November 14th, 2007.[1][6] The unveiling was hosted by John Krafcik (VP of Product Development for Hyundai Motor America) and Joel Piaskowski (Chief Designer for Hyundai's Californian Design Center). The two debunked myths that the new Genesis Coupe would replace the front-drive Tiburon.

The actual unveiling was prefaced by a skit (dramatizing the leaked spy-photos) where an orange camouflaged coupe performed a burnout and attempted to elude a motorcycle photographer, demonstrating its sports car capabilities. After the skit, the car was revealed with the help of the motorcycle photographer.

The Concept Genesis Coupe was described by Krafcik as "the most emotional, most passionate car from Hyundai ever."

Piaskowski explained that the car unveiled was the production version of the coupe, modified to reflect what the tuner crowd may do when they "get a hold of it". The car featured a vented carbon fiber hood, carbon fiber "ground effects" lip kit, carbon fiber fog light surround, carbon fiber roof, a carbon fiber spoiler, and carbon fiber diffuser.

[edit] Genesis Coupe

Genesis Coupė at the 2008 New York International Auto Show

The production Genesis Coupe was officially debuted at the 2008 New York International Auto Show, showcasing a red and a silver model. The unveiling was accompanied by a demonstration of the coupe's abilities with powerslides and burnouts.

A lime-colored 3.8L Genesis Coupe was shown at the 2008 BUSAN International Motor Show. This car was badged as a Genesis Coupe 380GT.[7]

[edit] Engine and transmission

The Genesis Coupe will have two available engines. The base engine will be a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder producing 223 hp (166 kW) and 217 ft·lbf (294 N·m) torque[8], with an optional 3.8L Lambda engine producing 312 hp (233 kW) and 266 ft·lbf (361 N·m) torque [8] on premium gas. On regular grade fuel the power outputs will be reduced to 212 hp (158 kW) and 306 hp (228 kW), respectively.

Interesting features of the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine include oil injectors under the pistons to keep them cooler.[9]

A 6-speed manual transmission will be standard equipment, with an optional 5- or ZF 6-speed automatic (depending on engine choice).

[edit] Chassis

Optional equipment will include a Torsen Limited slip differential[8] and four-piston Brembo brakes with 13.4" rotors in the front and 13" in the rear. 18" wheels will be standard, while optional 19" wheels using 225/40 tires in the front and 245/40 in the rear will be packaged together with the Brembo brake upgrade.[8]

[edit] Dimensions

Genesis Coupė at the 2008 NYIAS

The car's wheelbase will be 111 inches (2,800 mm), with an overall length of 182.3 inches (4,630 mm), width of 73.4 inches (1,860 mm), and height of 54.3 inches (1,380 mm). The curb weight of the coupe is expected to be 3,402 lb (1,543 kg) for the V6 and 3,303 lb (1,498 kg) for the 4-cylinder.[10]

[edit] Price

Few specific details on pricing have been revealed by Hyundai, although rumors suggest the base model turbo-I4 will be released at $19,900 and the V6 model at $25,900.[11]

Hyundai's press release for the Concept Genesis Coupe says that the production 3.8L coupe will likely be the most affordable 300+ horsepower sports car on the market, although with the release of the Chevrolet Camaro that might not be the case. John Krafcik also commented that "we aim to deliver a driving experience that challenges cars like Infiniti G37, at prices more like Mitsubishi Eclipse."[12]

[edit] North American

Hyundai released the full specs for the Genesis Coupe on October 30, 2008. There will be 7 models of the Coupe ranging from 4 Turbos and 3 V6's. There will be the Base Turbo and V6, 2.0T Premium, 2.0T Track, 2.0T R-Spec, 3.8 Grand Touring, and a 3.8 Track edition. The track and R-Spec versions in the 2.0T will only be 6Spd manual. The gas milage is for the 2.0T is Environmental Protection Agency 30 mpg-US (7.8 L/100 km/36 mpg-imp) highway, and a EPA rating of 25 mpg-US (9.4 L/100 km/30 mpg-imp) for the 3.8.

[edit] Performance

3.8 V6 310 hp(Premium Fuel) 0-60 in low 5 seconds Top Speed of 149 mph(Govt.) 2.0T 223 hp (Premium Fuel) 0-60 mph in mid 7 seconds and 0-100 km/h in 8.3 seconds Top speed of 137 mph (Govt.[clarification needed])

[edit] Standard equipment

[edit] 2.0T

- 2.0-liter, low-pressure, turbocharged, intercooled 4-cylinder engine with dual continuously variable valve timing delivering an estimated 210-hp (regular), estimated 220 hp (premium), an estimated 223 ft-lbs of torque (at just 2,000 rpm), an estimated 30 mpg-US (7.8 L/100 km/36 mpg-imp) EPA highway rating and an estimated top speed of 137 mph (220 km/h) - M6VR1 6-speed manual transmission (Optional: A5SR1 5-speed electronic automatic transmission with lockup torque converter and steering wheel-mounted paddle-shift Shiftronic controls) - 18-inch Euroflange alloy wheels with staggered Bridgestone Potenza RE92A tires (P225/45VR18 front, P245/45VR18 rear) - Electronic Stability Control with ABS, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution and Brake Assist - 12.6-inch ventilated front rotors with 60 mm (2.4 in) single piston floating caliper - 12.4-inch solid rear rotors with 43 mm (1.7 in) single piston floating caliper - Sport-tuned MacPherson strut dual-link front suspension and five-link rear independent suspension, 24 mm (0.9 in) front stabilizer bar, 19 mm (0.7 in) rear stabilizer bar - Strut brace - Quick-ratio hydraulic steering (2.7 turns lock-to-lock) - Tire Pressure Monitoring System - Front, side, side air curtain air bags - Active front head restraints - Driver’s lumbar support - Black-out front lower fascia - Trip computer - Air conditioning - Satin silver and chrome interior accents - Keyless entry system - Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob - Power windows (one-touch up and down), door locks and mirrors - AM/FM/XM/CD audio system with six speakers - USB/iPod/Aux jack connectivity - Steering wheel audio controls - Cruise control - Projector beam headlamps with auto light control - Integrated Bluetooth including steering wheel controls - Temporary spare with steel wheel (T135/90D17

[edit] 2.0T Premium (base package included)

- Power driver seat - 360-watt AM/FM/XM/CD-changer Infinity premium audio system with 10 speakers including DVC subwoofer, eight-channel external amplifier, and diversity antenna - Smart Key with push-button start - Electrochromic mirror with HomeLink and compass - Sunroof - Navigation system (mid-year availability)

[edit] 2.0T Track

- 19-inch Euroflange gunmetal finish alloy wheels with staggered high-performance summer-compound Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires (P225/40YR19 front, P245/40YR19 rear) - Unique Brembo braking system with 13.4-inch (340 mm) ventilated front rotors, 42 mm (1.7 in) four-piston fixed front calipers (red), 13.0-inch ventilated rear rotors, 32mm+28mm four-piston fixed rear calipers (red) - Unique track-tuned suspension, higher-rate coil springs, higher-control shock absorbers, 25 mm (1.0 in) front stabilizer bar, 22 mm (0.9 in) rear stabilizer bar, strut brace - Torsen-type limited-slip differential - Black leather bolster seats with high-friction red cloth insert - Aluminum pedals - Aero windshield wipers - Rear spoiler - Xenon HID headlamps - Fog lamps - Lightweight temporary spare with aluminum wheel (T135/80D18) - Navigation system (mid-year availability) - Note: Automatic transmission not available with 2.0T Track

[edit] 2.0T R-Spec (to be released later in 2009)

- 2.0-liter low-pressure turbocharged intercooled four-cylinder engine with dual continuously variable valve timing delivering an estimated 210-hp (regular), estimated 220-hp (premium), an estimated 30 mpg-US (7.8 L/100 km/36 mpg-imp) EPA highway rating and an estimated top speed of 137 mph (220 km/h) - 6-speed manual transmission - Electronic Stability Control with ABS, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution and Brake Assist - 19-inch Euroflange gunmetal finish alloy wheels with staggered high-performance summer-compound Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires (P225/40YR19 front, P245/40YR19 rear) - Brembo braking system with 13.4-inch (340 mm) ventilated front rotors, 42 mm (1.7 in) four-piston fixed front calipers (red), 13.0-inch ventilated rear rotors, 32mm+28mm four-piston fixed rear calipers (red) - Track model suspension tuning (higher-rate coil springs, higher-control shock absorbers, 25 mm (1.0 in) front stabilizer bar, 22 mm (0.9 in) rear stabilizer bar, strut brace) - Torsen-type limited-slip differential - Quick-ratio hydraulic steering (2.7 turns lock-to-lock) - Tire Pressure Monitoring System - Front, side, side air curtain air bags - Active front head restraints - Driver’s lumbar support - Air conditioning - Keyless entry system - Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob - Power windows (one-touch up and down), door locks and mirrors - AM/FM/XM/CD audio system with six speakers - USB/iPod/Aux jack connectivity - Projector beam headlamps - Lightweight temporary spare with aluminum wheel (T135/80D18) - Note: Automatic transmission not available with R-Spec

[edit] 3.8 Base

- 3.8L DOHC V6 engine with dual continuously variable valve timing delivering an estimated 306-hp (regular), 310-hp (premium), and a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h) - M6VR2 6-speed manual transmission (Optional: ZF 6HP19 6-speed electronic automatic with lockup torque converter and steering wheel-mounted paddle-shift Shiftronic controls) - Black leather seats - Fully automatic temperature control - Premium door sill plates - Chrome front fascia accents

[edit] 3.8 Grand Touring

- Unique brown leather seat interior environment - Power driver seat - Heated driver and passenger seat - 360-watt AM/FM/XM/CD-changer Infinity premium audio system with 10 speakers including DVC subwoofer, eight-channel external amplifier, and diversity antenna - Smart Key with push-button start - Xenon HID headlamps - Electrochromic mirror with HomeLink and compass - Heated mirrors with outside turn signal indicators - Backup warning system - Sunroof - Navigation system (mid-year availability)

[edit] 3.8 Track

- Black leather seats - 19-inch Euroflange gunmetal finish alloy wheels with staggered high-performance summer-compound Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires (P225/40YR19 front, P245/40YR19 rear) - Unique Brembo braking system with 13.4-inch (340 mm) ventilated front rotors, 42 mm (1.7 in) four-piston fixed front calipers (red), 13.0-inch ventilated rear rotors, 32mm+28mm four-piston fixed rear calipers (red) - Unique track-tuned suspension, higher-rate coil springs, higher-control shock absorbers, 25 mm (1.0 in) front stabilizer bar, 22 mm (0.9 in) rear stabilizer bar, strut brace - Torsen-type limited-slip differential - Aluminum pedals - Aero windshield wipers - Rear spoiler - Black-out front lower fascia - Xenon HID headlamps - Fog lamps - Lightweight temporary spare with aluminum wheel (T135/80D18)

[edit] Genesis Coupe exterior colors

- Karussell White - Solid
- Bathurst Black - Pearl
- Silverstone - Metallic
- Nordschleife Gray - Pearl
- Acqua Minerale Blue - Metallic
- Tsukuba Red - Solid
- Mirabeau Blue - Pearl
- Lime Rock Green - Metallic
- Interlagos Yellow - Solid

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