We already know that the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will make its debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in January, but now, details about what's behind that newly sculpted, Veloster-inspired front fascia have finally surfaced.

According to Car and Driver, the four- and six-cylinder engines found under the coupe's newly designed hood are coming in for significant upgrades. The 3.8-liter Lambda V6 now uses direct-injection technology (just like in the updated 2012 Genesis sedan), but instead of matching the four-door's 333 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque, Hyundai has further massaged this engine to the tune of 345 hp and 295 lb-ft of twist. That means the Korean coupe will put down more horsepower than many of its American and Japanese six-cylinder rivals, specifically the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Nissan 370Z.

There's good news for turbo-four enthusiasts, as well. Hyundai's 2.0-liter inline-four receives a new twin-scroll turbo unit and an upgraded intercooler, meaning there's now 271 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque on tap. Both the four- and six-cylinder engines are now available with eight-speed automatic transmissions, but those who prefer to row their own gears will almost certainly still be able to opt for a six-speed manual gearbox with either engine. Check out Car and Driver for more details and sit tight for the 2013 Genesis Coupe's official debut at January's Detroit Auto Show.


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      4 String
      • 3 Years Ago
      ughhhh now i have to decide between the FR-S and this baby (in 2.0T guise) ---and i don't even wana know what ford/chevy will bring to the table in the next few years >_<. competition, wai yu make dis so difficult???
      vimish
      • 3 Years Ago
      Granted, the v6 and 8 speed transmission in my wife's 2012 Genesis is superior to that in my G37. Tweaked for performance, I expect great things. Until recently, been a great fan of Hyundai's design language. But the new nose on the Genesis Coupe - HIDEOUS!!! . So much going on, reminds me of a grouper that cannot quite swallow a bone.
      Ali Aladdin Komariza
      • 3 Years Ago
      hyundai needs a luxury brand
      Prince David
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's good, the 4 cylinder needed more power.
        DH Kim
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Prince David
        how do you get more power out of a 2.0? without compromising reliability and causing turbolag?
          Michael Kowalski
          • 3 Years Ago
          @DH Kim
          By changing the turbo exhaust housing from a single scroll to a twin scroll and using a bigger compressor wheel.
      oRenj9
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was hoping to see a supercharged V6, but if they are able to keep the price for the R-Spec at $27,000, I'll be happy. They really do need to fit some fatter tires on the GC R-Spec though. The Track-pack Mustang comes with 255s all around while the GC has 225/245s. I know for a fact that 255/285s will fit, they should just put them on it from the factory.
      dreesemonkey
      • 3 Years Ago
      Title is wrong assuming the 271hp from the text is correct
        Mike B
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dreesemonkey
        No it isn't they converted from PS to hp, they should of made mention of it in the article though
      AldenBiesen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Front looks like a Citro├źn C5. Just saying.
      1STH
      • 3 Years Ago
      typically OVERSTYLED, like all Hyundais are. Lost is the art of subtlety and timeless design.
        adam512
        • 3 Years Ago
        @1STH
        Couldnt have put that any better myself!
        john
        • 3 Years Ago
        @1STH
        well said.....way too much going on! I did'nt like the first one and this seems no better. Their whole current line up that the media seems to love, im my opinion will look ridiculous in a few years time.
        IBx27
        • 3 Years Ago
        @1STH
        Downvoted, along with all your replies, by all the hyundai sheep.
      trzjax
      • 3 Years Ago
      Butterface.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Neck and neck with the sonata hybrid for Ugliest Object in Known Existence 2011.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Varcity
        • 3 Years Ago
        You're definitely on to something. The Genesis sedan R has 429 hp, and it's been described as underwhelming, and "not feeling that fast".
        cfphelps
        • 3 Years Ago
        It's also interesting to note that many of Hyundia's engines are not SAE J1349 certified like most other manufacturer's engines are.
        adam512
        • 3 Years Ago
        A lot of people dont know it but the new updated CAMRY HYBRID is very quick and it was also noted by motortrend that the camry hybrid was nearly on par with the Sonata turbo not just car and driver
          FriskyDingo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @adam512
          @ graphikzking First off, I wouldn't say Hyundai makes excellent engines. Good ones, sure. But overall, they still lack in refinement a bit, and don't have the same proven reliability and history as some others. As far as your comparisons go, this car isn't really supposed to go head-to-head w/ the new Toyota/Subaru twins. They're going to be smaller, much lighter, and much more focused. The Genesis is more about combining fun-to-drive in a relatively practical, comfortable package. And the 350Z is much higher-end sporting car. Overall, the Genesis Coupe is really almost in a class of it's own. The two cars that come closest are, ironically, the Camaro and Mustang.
        graphikzking
        • 3 Years Ago
        I gotta see this new camry Hybrid. When Motortrend Tested the Hyundai Sonata Turbo they got the following: With a 0-60 time of 6.5 seconds and quarter mile of 15.0 seconds at 94.7 mph, the Sonata 2.0T is legitimately quick. But the big surprise is how it completely embarrasses the all-new 2011 Buick Regal CXL. That premium-priced, turbo 2.0-liter is a full second behind at 60 mph and needs 15.7 seconds and 92.8 mph to finish the quarter mile. The Sonata turbo is also faster than the V-6 Ford Fusion Sport (6.8 sec/15.2 sec @ 94.0 mph) and splits times with the V-6 Honda Accord EX-L (6.5 sec/15.5 sec @ 95.5 mph), V-6 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ (6.5 sec/15.1 sec @ 93.7 mph) and Passat 2.0T (6.7 sec/15.0 sec @ 93.4 mph). If the V6 camry annilhilates it then the Camry just has a damn good engine. Maybe Car and Driver got a dud? Or Motortrend got paid? Who knows.. let me do some further research on this one.
        minimalist driver
        • 3 Years Ago
        Sorry, this is coming from a known Hyundai troll who thinks that the Civic is more competitive than the Elantra. You have absolutely NO credibility.
      • 3 Years Ago
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