• Mar 19, 2008

New York 2008: Hyundai Genesis Coupe doing power slides

The 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is the new rear-driver that enthusiasts have been waiting for, and the automaker showed the assembled mass of media just how fun its hot new ride is. Hyundai pulled out all the stops at its press conference, including hiring a couple of Hollywood's finest female stunt drivers to unveil what is perhaps its most exciting vehicle ever. Above is video of an impressive array of spin-outs, burnouts and power slides in V6 (Silver) and turbo-four (Red) flavors. This thing is completely hot. Check it out.

UPDATE: Video of actual press conference with execs talking after the jump.






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      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm totally not serious, but there are a few regular soccer-mom's on my daily commute I could kill.... but that's another post for another day.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks pretty good moving.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Actually in most Asian countries it is pronounced HEE-YOON-DIE
        • 6 Years Ago
        tanooki2003

        In Korea the acutal pronunciation HYUN-deh. Not the way Americans incorrectley pronounce it HYUN-dai or HUN-day
        • 6 Years Ago
        I would pronounce it BORING. Completely normal and tame. Looks like an Accord/Altima/G35/Whatever coupe. How much grease is on that stage to permit the spinning and sliding? So much for a Mustang challenger... Doubtful.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree that the mustang and the challenger and well the charger are boring old fart cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why didn't they let us hear the engine?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks pretty damn good to me. It looks like the hyundai stigma might be losing its relevance with all these new products. I quite liked the new gen tiburon and now with this RWD coupe it looks like they've got two winners on their hands.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Still not feeling the front to much
      • 6 Years Ago
      That was weak. I did that stuff in the parking lot of my high school when I was a senior. They should have taken consulted the D1 guys on how to make an entrance.

      Then the drivers come out of the cars as if they wanted some special recongition because they're female. If they were male drivers, they would have just stayed in the car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        They could at least get nekkid and given the crowd some ass to ass action.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The aftermarket part suppliers are gooing to clean up with this car. Pretty much everyone who buys it is going to want to change that crap front facia.

      I'm glad to see a car that you can do powerslides with. There's nothing greater than freaking out the person sitting next to you when you do a u-turn on a 2 lane road. Ahh the days of my RX-7.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Really nothing special in terms of driving, but compared to 99% of press conferences for new cars, I'm guessing that's one of the best.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i have to say.. it looks much better in motion.. than in pictures.. im hoping an aftermarket front bumper might fix the whole problem.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Have to agree with you:

        When the first sketches came out - I didn't like it
        When the concept came out - I didn't like it
        When the official pics came out - I didn't like it.

        Seeing it move and getting all the angles and referencing it with known objects - I REALLY like it. This is really cool!

        The front can be rectified with an aftermarket piece, and for the price / performance you know the aftermarket will be all over this. This looks like the perfect "other" car to couple with the G8 in the driveway :)

        A fast two car garage for under the cost of a 5 series. Man, these are brilliant times we live in.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I was thinking the same thing. That odd window was really bugging me until it started moving, but as you see the light play off the very interesting side sculpting, it loses the oddness.

        The front also becomes much more a part of the overall shape from various angles, and the Edsel lemon-sucking look diminishes then too.

        Works much better in the silver than the red, which sort of blanks out all the shadows. Cool stuff.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I could have done without the lame cover of a cover band. Simply blaring Van Halen's version would have been fine, or better yet, let the motors and the tires do the singing...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Must've been a Brit to object to Hun-day, they can't even say Fillet properly, or the name of one of the own made luxo cars, it ain't Jag yoo er, you dummies, unless Paraguay and Uraguay, and a bunch of other Spanish derived words get bastardized too!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I am actually an ex-pat, and honestly, you guys can talk, you don't even say some French words right and that country is only 21 miles away! But you can pronouce Hyundai, Celica and Nissan wrong all the time, if you like!
        The Brits are always right - aren't they!!! Jaguar should really be pronounced Hagwah, in fact I have a pre war Oxford English Dictionary, that says that that is the way to say it!!!!

        Yes, I agree we don't always say Notre Dame right, but I like the sound of coupe more than I like coup-ay, Ohh we do say caf-ay here, which more than most of Britain does these days!
        Soon I shall drive home from my job in Hollywood, to my home in the San Fernando Valley and guess what - I won't have to ensure ONE speed camera, count 'em NOT ONE!
        But wasn't this about spelling, NO it was about the Genesis Coupe ... which I like, but also I want to check out the Challenger, the Camaro and the Pontiac G8, (you call that a Vauxhall VXR8).
        • 6 Years Ago
        Coming the country that has very interesting pronunciations of Notre Dame and coupé...
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