Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Hyundai Genesis Coupé 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 sports coupe, and shares its basic platform with the Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan.The Genesis Coupe arrived in United States dealerships on February 26, 2009 as a 2010 model. Hyundai USA acting President and CEO John Krafcik has described the Genesis Coupe as being designed " deliver a driving experience that challenges cars like the Infiniti G37." Hyundai has stated the Genesis Coupe is not intended as a successor to the similar Hyundai Coupe (Tiburon or Tuscani in some markets).The Genesis Coupe is available with two engines. The standard engine is a 2.0L Theta turbocharged 4-cylinder producing 210 hp (157 kW; 213 PS) and 223 ft·lbf (302 N·m) torque, with an optional 3.8L Lambda V6 engine producing 306 hp (228 kW; 310 PS) and 266 ft·lbf (361 N·m) torque.The 4-cylinder turbocharged engine shares many components with the Mitsubishi Evo X. Both engines are the result of the Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance, a joint venture among Hyundai, Mitsubishi, and Chrysler, with Hyundai’s engine using a different computer, from Siemens.Interesting features of the engine include oil injectors under the pistons to keep them cooler. The turbo is estimated to push around 14-16PSI.A 6-speed manual transmission is standard equipment, with an optional 5- or ZF 6-speed automatic (depending on engine choice).

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