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P71
P71 SuperDork
6/23/10 12:45 p.m.

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If that comes true I will buy one brand new and screw the depreciation! A 429HP V8 Hyundai!?!!! In the Coupe with a stick! I think I'm going to faint...

Strizzo
Strizzo SuperDork
6/23/10 1:03 p.m.

wonder if they'll kill the power shifts like they do now with the 3.8l though. stands to be scary fast if they do put the big motor in the little car though.

z31maniac
z31maniac Dork
6/23/10 1:04 p.m.

If they can do that plus (and I know it's blasphemous) a 7 spd DCT gearbox as slick as the new M3, I will sign on the dotted line tomorrow.

Keith
Keith SuperDork
6/23/10 1:09 p.m.

I believe this is part of their plan to be faster than a MINI.

Strizzo
Strizzo SuperDork
6/23/10 1:16 p.m.
Keith wrote: I believe this is part of their plan to be faster than a MINI.

i think you might be on to something there

ClemSparks
ClemSparks SuperDork
6/23/10 1:18 p.m.

Then they can run in NASCAR!

AquaHusky
AquaHusky New Reader
6/23/10 1:23 p.m.
ClemSparks wrote: Then they can run in NASCAR!

But the car isn't FWD and V6 powered in the showroom. Isn't that a requirement to be eligible to have it run in NASCAR?

Tom Heath
Tom Heath Webmaster
6/23/10 1:24 p.m.

Hyundai seems to be better at generating hype than race cars. Has anybody (anybody here, not a friend of a friend or a journalist) actually driven the R-spec Genesis coupe? I haven't seen one yet, and I've only seen a couple standard-issue G-coupes autocrossing.

I hope it's true, but I'll believe it when I see it.

amg_rx7
amg_rx7 HalfDork
6/23/10 1:39 p.m.

Nice.

ClemSparks
ClemSparks SuperDork
6/23/10 1:40 p.m.
AquaHusky wrote:
ClemSparks wrote: Then they can run in NASCAR!

But the car isn't FWD and V6 powered in the showroom. Isn't that a requirement to be eligible to have it run in NASCAR?

Much like Keith...I was just running with popular touchy subjects from other threads on the board .

But yeah...you pretty much nailed it.

Now we need some GTO, K-code falconstang, and Ridgeline comments!

Grtechguy
Grtechguy SuperDork
6/23/10 2:44 p.m.

I need to go test drive a Genesis....I really do

forzav12
forzav12 Reader
6/23/10 3:41 p.m.

do not want

maroon92
maroon92 SuperDork
6/23/10 3:45 p.m.
forzav12 wrote: do not want

Are you nutso?

grimmelshanks
grimmelshanks Reader
6/23/10 3:49 p.m.

i should get one and drop an ls1 in it! oh wait...

ReverendDexter
ReverendDexter Dork
6/23/10 3:51 p.m.

There's a time when 429 would've impressed me. But when the Mustang has 412, the Camaro has ~420, the GTO had 400, the Challenger and Charger both have ~420, CTS-Vs are running around with ~560... I'm just jaded to big power numbers.

What I want to know is what's gonna make Hyundai's 429 hp Genesis more worth my money than a Mustang GT? Does it handle significantly better? Will it be significantly cheaper? Will it be significantly lighter? Better interior design? Aftermarket? More open to modding under warranty? Better fuel economy?

Grtechguy
Grtechguy SuperDork
6/23/10 4:16 p.m.
ReverendDexter wrote: There's a time when 429 would've impressed me. But when the Mustang has 412, the Camaro has ~420, the GTO had 400, the Challenger and Charger both have ~420, CTS-Vs are running around with ~560... I'm just jaded to big power numbers. What I want to know is what's gonna make Hyundai's 429 hp Genesis more worth my money than a Mustang GT? Does it handle significantly better? Will it be significantly cheaper? Will it be significantly lighter? Better interior design? Aftermarket? More open to modding under warranty? Better fuel economy?

well...on the interior note, anythings better than the fisher-price plasticy interiors of GM products

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku Dork
6/23/10 4:23 p.m.

they should have done this in the first place.....

scardeal
scardeal Reader
6/23/10 4:27 p.m.

In reply to ReverendDexter:

I'd think that a Genesis Coupe V8 would weigh slightly less than a Mustang GT.

The main difference between the two would be IRS, if that came out to any appreciable handling difference.

jrg77
jrg77 Reader
6/23/10 5:54 p.m.

Hopefully depreciation on it drops faster than the American V8s and I can buy one sooner. No more new cars for me...

Blitzed306
Blitzed306 New Reader
6/23/10 5:56 p.m.

Used cars FTW

P71
P71 SuperDork
6/23/10 5:57 p.m.

Well it looks a lot better than the new Mustang's...

forzav12
forzav12 Reader
6/23/10 5:59 p.m.
maroon92 wrote:
forzav12 wrote: do not want

Are you nutso?

Hardly. While Hyundai has made great strides in the continual improvement of their products, they still have a ways to go. They don't "feel" right and fall short in many of the subjective areas that make enthusiasts all tingly inside. I also don't find it particularly attractive. After driving the current offering, I left with a massive case of the mehs.

forzav12
forzav12 Reader
6/23/10 6:00 p.m.
P71 wrote: Well it *looks* a lot better than the new Mustang's...

Disagree strongly.

Schmidlap
Schmidlap Reader
6/23/10 6:05 p.m.

If the 4.6L wouldn't fit in a Genesis Coupe (in a production setting, at least), how will the 5L? I'm guessing Autoblog is just talking out of their butts trying to get some attention for this story since nobody really cares about the Genesis sedan or the Equus.

(Although I guess it's possible Hyundai was talking out of their butts when they said it wouldn't fit.)

Appleseed
Appleseed SuperDork
6/23/10 6:09 p.m.

I was wondering how long it would take for someone to do this.

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