• Aug 3, 2007
Here's another spy photo of Hyundai's upcoming rear-wheel-drive coupe, but this time of its lightly disguised rear end. Sort of looks like an Infiniti G35 rear, with similarly styled taillights and overall proportions. Apparently the spy photog captured this "Hyundai Mustang" as some are calling it, right at the perfect moment when the test engineer stopped to retrieve something from the trunk.
As we recently reported, this new coupe was finally acknowledged to be rear-wheel drive by Hyundai, even though most of us knew that a long time ago. It will likely be a Tiburon replacement based on the new RWD platform the company is developing for its Genesis luxury sedan. It should show up half a year to a year after the sedan, and might even come as a convertible. The engine is expected to be a V6, but there are still rumors of the new corporate V8 being offered as well, despite the naysayers.

Thanks for the tip, Kevin!

[Source: WorldCarFans]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      No matter what, the Genesis and this coupe should bring some excitement to the auto industry and if not "rock the boat" at least cause some waves. If rumors be true and a Genesis will start "way under" $30K (say $28K for the V-6) then that will creates new revenue for Hyundai for sure. Whether or not a buyer that would buy a Lexus/MB/BMW 7 series (or Lexus GS) as opposed to the Genesis, will remain to be seen.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it better than the G37's tail lights.
      Looks more sharper than the previous Tiburon IMO.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is a good step for Hyundai. Just like the Japanese 15+ years ago, everyone was laughing when they were offering sports cars, no one took them seriously. Today.. no one is laughing. If Hyundai wants to be successful, they need to continue to offer more "excitement" to there brand. Just like what NSX did for Acura, and Supra did for Toyota. I don't mean develop a supercar or exotic priced Hyundai, I mean continue to develop more "interesting models."

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Very hopeful about this car. I wonder if they'll keep the budget trunk lid hinges shown here. No matter, as long as it zips, looks good, and is inexpensive.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I was never a big fan of the G's rear and I'm not a big fan of this one either.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Test drive a Hyundai and you'll see what the hype is all about. ^^
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