• Apr 14th 2010 at 10:01AM
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We love the internet. The information superhighway serves up a dizzying array of knowledge, a buffet of the weird and occasionally, if we're very, very lucky oddities like a rendering of a Hyundai Equus coupe. As far as we know, Hyundai has no absolutely plans to trim two doors from its upcoming luxury barge, but that hasn't stopped the artists at This Week in Motors from dreaming a little dream. Shall we follow them down the rabbit hole? Why not.
If Hyundai were to dip its toes into the high-end coupe segment, it would be waging war against heavy-hitters like the BMW 6-Series and the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class. Sure, the Equus might be able to keep pace thanks to its powerful 385 horsepower 4.6-liter V8 engine, excellent warranty and presumably a bargain-basement price tag, but there's the tiny problem of convincing BMW and Mercedes shoppers to make their way into the local Hyundai dealership. Good luck with that.

And that's kind of a shame considering how sharp the This Week in Motors rendering is. The Equus nose looks right at home with that arching roofline, flared rear fenders and Silver Arrow-ish rear end.

What do you think? Have your say in 'Comments.' Thanks for the tip, Luke!

[Source: This Week in Motors]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Equus is not an owner driven car; Genesis serves that purpose and Equus is expected to be chauffeured in terms of positioning.

      Nonetheless, Hyundai will have a high-end supercar ready by 2012 or 2013; it's called ZK twin seater and is equipped with a supercharged V8 good for 550~600 HP and is positioned at LF-A.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ha Ha... Hyundai earning fanboys.
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      Change the grill and you have a winner, now if only Hyundai could build it and give it good suspension.
      • 5 Years Ago
      5-series tails
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thanks Noworkday, thank you for understanding it isn't THAT easy to digitally change any car via Photoshop.
      • 5 Years Ago
      There is just something about the Equus that I really do not like. I'm not exactly sure what it is, but I just don't like its looks. The Genesis was a much more impressive offer and I'm sure a lot of people who look at the Equus will look at the Genesis as well. At that point, why not get the Genesis 4.6 with the same V8 engine and an interior that is just as nice for about 8k less. That is what I would do.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I know what you mean. It hasn't as much character as other recent Hyundai designs; there is too much Lexus/ MB at the front. Then again, you need far more than a good car to compete with the big boys, especially in the coupe corner (where emotions play a bigger role than the simple "bang for the buck). However, Hyundai should try it, or they'll never find out if a big Hyundai coupe has a market. I dunno.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks pretty terrible... and those EFF-ing headlights are so Gaudy!

      Fail fail fail...
      • 5 Years Ago
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        Why? For those single guys who need a limo sized car for just themselves? Huh?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I actually went into this thinking I was going to laugh - but I like it.. At first I thought, who's going to want a coupe version of the Equus?! But the high-end makes have big coupes as well. And coupes are making a serious comeback lately - so why not?

        I doubt Hyundai will build this any time soon - but I do like it... It's classy...

        Sal Collaziano
      • 5 Years Ago
      Don't really like the look of this car, but it does seem to make the two transition pretty well.

      Blatant rip-off of Buick's "spear" belt line, though. :/
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