Friday, May 09, 2008

2007 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Concept

- Replacement for the Tiburon based on shortened version of the Genesis rear-wheel drive platform, six-speed manual, limited-slip differential
- Hopped-up 3.8-liter V-6 from Veracruz making more than 300 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque, 0-to-60 mph in less than six seconds

- Brembo twin-piston calipers front and rear

- Concept that closely mirrors production coupe, which will arrive in the spring of 2009

Hyundai says: "The mission for Concept Genesis Coupe was to create a pure performance car with a design that would capture the imagination of hardcore automotive enthusiasts," said Joel Piaskowski, chief designer at the Hyundai Design Center in Irvine, Calif. "With its aggressive look from just about any angle, I think we have been able to do that."

We say: We're not sure we love the droopy rear-side window treatment, but the Genesis Coupe Concept sure does look menacing. And don't forget that Hyundai has also promised a turbocharged four-cylinder for even less money. Can you say "drift machine?"

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