Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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Yesterday, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe was officialy unveiled at the New York International Auto Show. The new rear-wheel-drive coupe is scheduled to go on sale next spring and will be offered with two engine choices. The first one is a 3.8-liter Lambda DOHC V6 engine which uses Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) and a new Variable Intake System (VIS) and delivers 310 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque, while the acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is made in under 6 seconds. The second engine is a turbocharged intercooled 2.0-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder which generates 223 hp and 217 lb-ft of torque.

Both engines are mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission. The Genesis Coupe 2.0 offers an optional five-speed automatic with Shiftronic while the 3.8-liter V6 offers a ZF six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC to handle the additional torque.

On the outside, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe looks good and here’s what Joel Piaskowski, chief designer at the Hyundai Design Center in Irvine, California said: “The mission for Genesis Coupe was to create a pure performance car with a design that would capture the imagination of hardcore automotive enthusiasts […] With its aggressive look from just about any angle, I think we have been able to do that.” It has large openings in the front fascia, dual exhaust tips integrated into the rear fascia and it rides on standard 18-inch alloy wheels or optional 19-inch wheels.

The Genesis Coupe is offered in three trim levels: the stylish and affordable GS, the premium-sport GT featuring the 3.8-liter V6, and the high-performance SE, available with either the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or the 3.8-liter V6 engine.