Hyundai has dropped a couple of rendered looks at its forthcoming HND-9 luxury sports coupe concept, which will debut at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show. While full details probably won't be released until then, the Korean automaker has said the butterfly-doored machine will bow with a direct-injection, turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine good for around 365 horsepower. The mill is bolted to an eight-speed automatic transmission and puts its grunt to the rear tires. While the doors are pure showcar theater, we dig the Aston-inspired long nose and boisterous rear haunches.

Look for the car to receive an actual introduction on March 28, and while we don't expect to see the HND-9 on showroom floors any time soon, some of the creation's design language may make it to production models. Check out the full press release below.
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Luxury Sports Coupe Concept HND-9

- The HND-9 hints at Hyundai's next-generation luxury sports coupe design

- More details to be revealed at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show


March 21, 2013 – Hyundai Motor Company, the fastest-growing automaker by brand, today
unveiled exterior renderings of the 'HND-9', its latest luxury sports coupe concept.

The 'HND-9' represents an evolution of Hyundai's fluidic sculpture design philosophy. The
ninth concept model developed by Hyundai Motor Group's R&D Center in Namyang, Korea,
the HND-9 features sophisticated details in every design element, reinforcing a premium look.

In particular, the HND-9, with its dramatic long hood and wheelbase, is a modern
reinterpretation of the elegant image of a classic premium sports coupe.

Fluidic yet sleek character lines that stretch from headlamp to trunk, voluminous, powerful car
body and a striking, wide hexagonal-shaped radiator grille underscore the high performance
image of the concept.

Furthermore, butterfly doors, spiral-shaped lines connected to the headlamp, softly glistening
silver coating, dual twin muffler and uniquely designed head and rear lamps give the car a
sleek futuristic look.

As a rear-wheel drive, high-performance sports coupe concept, HND-9 is equipped with 3.3-
liter turbo GDi engine and 8-speed auto transmission, delivering maximum output of 370ps.

The HND-9 is set to make its world debut during Hyundai's press conference on March 28
at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show. More details of the concept's design and its cutting-edge
technologies will be revealed at the show.

About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group, with more than two dozenauto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Hyundai Motor -- which has seven manufacturing bases outside of South Korea including Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, India, Russia, Turkey and the U.S. -- sold 4.06 million vehicles globally in 2011. Hyundai Motor, which employs over 80,000 worldwide, offers a full line-up of products including small to large passenger vehicles, SUVs and commercial vehicles. Further information about Hyundai Motor and its products is available at www.hyundai.com.


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      ThomasP
      • 1 Year Ago
      Evrything shown here is pretty generic. This drawing simply emphasizes layout and proportions. Design details are not visible at all. I\'m not sure how people are able to form such opinions based on what\'s shown here.
      Zico
      • 1 Year Ago
      One word: STUNNING!
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      FRD
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a Lexus 350z.
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      DKano
      • 1 Year Ago
      I actually thought it was that concept Infiniti has been throwing around for like 5 years now. Hopefully Hyundai will actually design this thing, it looks good!
      Eta Carinae
      • 1 Year Ago
      next genesis coupe ?
      ACURA23CL
      • 1 Year Ago
      HOTNESS!
      chanonissan
      • 1 Year Ago
      great looking car
      vi_per
      • 1 Year Ago
      Aston Martin DB9 Zagato lookalike.
      carguy1701
      • 1 Year Ago
      Calling it now: this is a preview of the styling of the next generation Genesis coupe.
      Mobis21
      • 1 Year Ago
      The HND-9 is one impressive looking concept that may in fact be a prelude to Hyundai’s upcoming redesigned Genesis Coupe. With its rear wheel design, and their 3.3 liter turbocharged V6 pushing 370 horsepower at the rear, no doubt their objective is chopping weight to a minimum, by bringing it as close to a 50/50 weight ratio. Although one wonders whether Hyundai has already made room for a V8 in the HND-9′s under hood layout? It would definitely be a welcome surprise if it did. But I wouldn’t put it past Hyundai to eschew the V8 in place of more turbocharging. Perhaps their 3.8 V6 could be an excellent V8 replacement and with a bit of boosting could hit easily hit 440 horsepower.
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