We recently stumbled upon some grainy photos of what appeared to be a completely uncovered 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, showing off its new Veloster-inspired nose. Now, our intrepid spy photographers have caught a pair of Genesis Coupes out testing in the Death Valley heat, showing off the brand new nose.

These prototypes appear to either be the top-trim Track model or the hardcore R-Spec, featuring large, 19-inch wheels and a set of Brembo brakes. We've also managed to get our first glimpse at the coupe's revised interior, though from the looks of things, not a whole lot has changed (we'll wait until we see a console shot before drawing conclusions, though).

As for what's under the hood, a safe bet is that the coupe will get the revised, direct-injected 3.8-liter V6 from the Genesis Sedan, producing 333 horsepower. Of course, we're all crossing our fingers that Hyundai has found a way to shoehorn its new 429-hp 5.0-liter V8 under the two-door's sleek hood.

The 2013 Genesis Coupe is expected to debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in January. Stay tuned for more details.


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      adam512
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope they havent put the Veloster face on this coupe!
      Geoffrey Swenson
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm wondering if that weird curvature in the lower part of the side rear window is gone. The blackened edge of the window that is showing suggests this. I never understood why they did this at all. The side of the car had plenty of details already, and this one made no sense. The front end of the previous Genesis coupe was somewhat disorganized and awkward. What is showing of the headlights already looks better. There are several other Asian cars with strangely squinty eyes, such as the current version of the Nissan G series. I much preferred the orginal styling of the G series mostly for the very interesting shapes of the headlight in relation to the fender. It was understated and elegant, where the current design is overly swoopy but disorganized. I have no problem with a bold line, but go too far and it starts to look like it's trying too hard.
      MechE
      • 3 Years Ago
      I dont think I'm a fan of those headlights, however I'll wait for the official car before being sure. It looks like they have fancy HID headlights and then an old cheap halogen cluster in there too. The anglular reflective backing cheapens the look. There are better ways of integrating the two in one headlight.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Oceanblue78
      • 3 Years Ago
      It went from bland to ugly...not sure which is worse.
        Rampant
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Oceanblue78
        Its camouflaged of course its gonna look ugly.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        NightFlight
        • 3 Years Ago
        Coming from someone who has absolutely NO idea of what they are talking about. Go drive a 3.8 Track on a road course and tell me it can't handle itself. I've driven one around Summit Point where I run Group Two and it does very, VERY well for a first attempt.
        QCRamAir
        • 3 Years Ago
        "...wheres Hyundai's racing heritage?" People probably said the same thing about Porsche, Ferrari, Audi, Nissan, etc. back in the day. You gotta start somewhere. As has been said: Hyundai did well for a first attempt. What they really need to work on, though, is the programming of their software that won't allow fast shifting at full throttle in the manual version. I mean, really??? What the hell is that all about? The Gen Coupe could be even better around the track, or even in a straight line. Though this revised model seems to have taken a step backwards design-wise, hopefully they've smoothed out and improved the running gear.
      Jay
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car was caught with its clothes off here http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2011/08/2013-hyundai-genesis-coupe-spied-in-korea-with-veloster-like-face.html Very nice. Looks a bit like the Veloster.
      harbour
      • 3 Years Ago
      Another blatant ad. Buy Time/Warner stock. AB/AOL is now an exclusive advertising agency for H/K. Sorry folks, I stand corrected, the exclusivity is for H/K.
        imdonniedarko
        • 3 Years Ago
        @harbour
        Hahaha it was obvious to me after the Hyundai CEO took out Autoblog for a brunch date to show the new Veloster and AB kept their on the front page for almost a week. Not to mention the over-presented number of Hyundai/Kia articles every week...
      gvblake22
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, either I'm crazy, or everyone that's posted so far is crazy. I think everything on this car is a good step forward from the previous model. The old front grill / headlights on the last model always reminded me of a fat kid smiling with his cheeks stuffed with cake. The headlights and taillights here follow the same "flowing" theme of the Sonata and Elantra and the new grill looks much more modern and aggressive. Two thumbs up from me!
      A B
      • 3 Years Ago
      yechhhh They're going to make it look like a Nissan Maxima
      Gator
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like they are going to ruin it. One of the reasons the current model is so popular is it's sleek and aggressive look. This looks like a econo box front clip.
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      So I guess the spyshots were right. Wow... I thought the original version of the Gen-coupe looked OK, but maybe a little bland. This new restyle seems to be a BIG step in the wrong direction. I don't get what happened to Hyundai... the Sonata is a knock-out, and I was hoping that each new Hyundai would have similar swoopy styling. Instead they have gone with a different look that I think is OK, but not nearly as cool. On the inside, those seats look great, so maybe the inside is a step forward, while the outside is a step back.
        Ryth
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        Agreed. There is something wrong with Hyundai's design on the last few vehicles. To me, the Veloster and Genesis show a lack of unity in the design style from the front to back. There is fundamentally something wrong with it...they just don't look like they go together. I have to say I was a fan of Hyundai also with the Sonata, especially the new Hybrid look for it, and the Elantra, but these last two changes don't sit well with me. Right now, I definitely prefer the look of Kia and their designs by P.S.
          Mike Pulsifer
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Ryth
          That's because Hyundai swipes designs and design cues from a few other companies' cars and mashes them together. Hmmm... that's an odd-looking Merced.... oh, wait. That Focus in front of me is... oh, wait.
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