Hyundai Motor Co. today launched its Genesis Coupe in the Korean market at an event on Jeju Island attended by members of the Korean and international press.
“The Genesis Coupe is our very first thoroughbred, a true halo car with all the hallmarks of a high performance car,” said Dr. Hyun–Soon Lee, president of the Corporate Research and Development Division. “The Coupe will do exactly what it was designed to do: Provide a thrilling driving experience and attract new customers to Hyundai showrooms and continue the transformation of our brand.”
The car is powered by a rear wheel configuration witch includes:
– Transfer of weight to the rear axle during heavy acceleration which improves traction.
– Larger steering radius as there are no complicated drive shaft joints in the front wheels so that they can now be turned farther
– Better handling and braking thanks to even weight distribution so that the front and rear tires and springs are placed under more even loads, allowing for more grip during cornering and braking
Two engines are available. At the top we have the aluminum 310 horsepower (premium fuel), 306 horsepower (regular fuel), DOHC 3.8-liter V6 Lambda RS. Second engine the 223 horsepower (premium fuel), 210 horsepower (regular fuel) 2.0-liter turbocharged Theta.
With the top engine, Hyundai Genesis Coupe will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds. In the same time, Genesis Couope equipped with the 2.0 liters engine, will accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 8.3 seconds.
Standard version of Hyunday Genesis Copue comes with six-airbags, active headrests and Electronic Stability Program (ESP). Premium high performance disc brakes from Brembo will be available as part of an optional track–use performance package. For the Genesis Coupe´s front 18–inch wheels, Brembo engineers developed 13.4–inch x 1.1–inch rotors (340mm x 28mm) and four–pot fixed calipers (42mm+42mm) while the rear setup features 13.0–inch x 0.78–inch rotors (330mm x 20mm) gripped by four–pot fixed calipers (32mm+28mm).
With its 2820mm wheelbase (290mm longer than the Tiburon/Coupe), Genesis Coupe’s cabin provides more headroom, legroom and shoulder room than its predecessor.
Korean retail prices start at 23,200,000 Korean won for the base version and with full options, including the V-6 Lamda RS engine, the Coupe tops out at 33,920,000 Korean won.