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Hyundai has put the Genesis Coupe on an extreme weight-lifting regime. The result? A new look and more power. The current 3.8-liter V6 Genesis Coupe produces 306-horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Expect the next-generation car to carry the same 333-horsepower, 291 pound-feet of torque-producing mill as found in the 2012 Genesis Sedan. No word yet on improved power figures for the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-pot, which currently produces 210-horsepower and 223 pound-feet of torque.

We're sure more details on both updated powerplants will be emerging soon enough; we'll get to see both versions of the updated Genesis Coupes when Hyundai pulls off the wraps at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.


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      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 3 Years Ago
      The 274hp Sonata Turbo engine is almost guaranteed now that the V6 is moving up so far to 333hp. A 274hp 2.0T R-Spec sounds kinda nice.
        Rob
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        Shoot, if that happens and they keep them close to the same price points, I may find one in my driveway late 2012 or 2013
      bobhorn85
      • 3 Years Ago
      This can only help the big three make their v6 pony cars better!
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was able to talke a really close look at a 2011 Genesis coupe in the trac-spec version, and I thought it was hot. The winged Genesis badges look like a million bucks and the shape of the car in white paint, looked great. I thought it looked like a few cuts above the usual "pony" car. The interior lived up to the exterior, even though it's supposedly going to be upgraded in this new 2012 version. I'm a Hyundai/Kia fan these days for sure.
      kcroc10077
      • 3 Years Ago
      TAU-V8 TAU-V8 TAU-V8 TAU-V8 TAU-V8
      creamwobbly
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should sell a disguise like this so buyers can hide that embarrassing rear side window.
      the.ting
      • 3 Years Ago
      For me the awkward styling is still hard to look past.
      ijardine
      • 3 Years Ago
      Welcome Hyundai Genesis Coupe to the American muscle HP wars:)
      the sri lankan
      • 3 Years Ago
      KOREAN JUNK COMING TO A JUNK YARD NEAR YOU IN 2012
      You guy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just a thought... or two... If they want to shoot this at the Camaro/SS (312hp/423hp) and Mustang/GT (305hp/412hp)... Maybe the 333hp V6 and the 430hp V8 aren't too far off. Put the 2.0T in the Veloster... and BAM! Class leading performance all around.
        You guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @You guy
        Veloster 2.0T (274 hp in a 2500lb car) Does that qualify as *stupid* fast?
          • 3 Years Ago
          @You guy
          [blocked]
          negative1
          • 3 Years Ago
          @You guy
          The Veloster is getting the 208 hp and 195lb-ft 1.6T GDI. They would put more torque in but the Dual clutch auto has a limit of 200 lb-ft.
        hypermiler
        • 3 Years Ago
        @You guy
        Genesis Coupe isn't a coupe version of Genesis Sedan; it is a platform by itself and there is in fact Genesis Coupe Sedan due out next year. Accordingly, Genesis Coupe and Genesis Coupe Sedan were not design to accept Tau V8.
          negative1
          • 3 Years Ago
          @hypermiler
          Genesis Coupe and Sedan are built on the same RWD platform. Hence the same name. The TAU can't fit in it because of, as you said, they didn't design it to fit and to keep the weight down. Hyundai could go the route of Audi back in with the 2000 A6 when they had to make engine bay a bit different to fit the 4.2V8 in.(so I've heard). It's just cost saving and weight saving.
        Paul F
        • 3 Years Ago
        @You guy
        Yes I think you hit it perfectly. Not everyone wants to be a "muscle car" guy or gal some people would like additional refinement and comfort.
      Prestige
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should use the 700hp/700lb torque 4.1 liter from their pikes peak car along with the suspension from the Equus. That would be an awesome car and could take a major stab at the exotic market.
      murderberries
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice now they just need to add the Infiniti emblem and they are all set
      Seven Eigh8 Si6
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just a thought, I wish they made the Sonata with an optional updated 3.8 with 333hp with AWD.
        nardvark
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Seven Eigh8 Si6
        Sonata was designed to only accomodate a 4-cylinder engine. Engine bay can't fit a V6.
          Seven Eigh8 Si6
          • 3 Years Ago
          @nardvark
          oh, well thanks for the info helps, they should twin turbo the 4.
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