2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery Full throttle down the back straight, the speedometer sweeps past 100 mph. The approaching turn is a 90-degree right, but it looks like we can still put more asphalt behind us before letting off the gas. At the last possible moment, we lift and then lean hard on the brakes. Deceleration forces us against the shoulder belt as the four contact patches ferociously search the line for traction. As the orange cones begin to fill our front windshield, it's obvious that we're carrying too much speed. A turn now and we'd spin. %Gallery-48731% Photos Copyright ©2008 Michael Harley / Weblogs, Inc. In a last-ditch attempt to save it, we lift off the brake, floor the accelerator, and hold our breath. As expected, the weight transfers off the front tires and balances the vehicle. Seizing the opportunity, we crank the wheel to the right, feather the throttle... and our Genesis Coupe makes it cleanly around the turn! Last summer, Hyundai charged its heavy 16-inch guns and fired an air-burst salvo at the competition with the introduction of the 2009 Genesis Sedan. The explosive projectiles were aimed across the bow of BMW, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz, causing each to reconsider their course at the determination of their newest foe. Less than one year later, a new round of armor-piercing shells has been launched. This time, the company's sights have been aligned a bit lower, but with much more focus. The new targets are the class-leading rear-wheel coupes offered by Infiniti and BMW, not to mention some Detroit 3 muscle. Hyundai was committed to build a performance-tuned sports car. Using the internal designation "BK," the automaker benchmarked the segment-leading Infiniti G37, Mazda RX-8 and BMW 335i. What finally debuted at the 2008 New York Auto Show was a rear-wheel drive coupe with a five-link independent rear suspension, Torsen limited-slip differential, Brembo brakes and a choice of powerplants and transmissions. With a starting price just $22,000, even the base turbocharged model would be a car enthusiast's dream. Before jumping in, we need to clear up a common misconception: the all-new Genesis Coupe is not a two-door version of the sedan. While they both share the rear-wheel drive configurations, an engine block, some suspension components, and a transmission, they are two very different vehicles. The Genesis Sedan is a luxury-oriented conveyance with seating for five, while the Genesis Coupe is a performance-oriented 2+2. Hyundai is initially offering six different Genesis Coupe models: 2.0T, 2.0T Premium, 2.0T Track, 3.8, 3.8 Grand Touring, and 3.8 Track (a seventh model, the lightweight 2.0T R-Spec, won't arrive until later). The 2.0T models are fitted with an all-aluminum turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 210 hp with 223 lb-ft of torque, mated to either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission (EPA 21/30 with the manual transmission). The 3.8 models receive an all-aluminum 3.8-liter V6 rated at 306 hp with 266 lb-ft of torque, with either a six-speed manual …
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2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery Full throttle down the back straight, the speedometer sweeps past 100 mph. The approaching turn is a 90-degree right, but it looks like we can still put more asphalt behind us before letting off the gas. At the last possible moment, we lift and then lean hard on the brakes. Deceleration forces us against the shoulder belt as the four contact patches ferociously search the line for traction. As the orange cones begin to fill our front windshield, it's obvious that we're carrying too much speed. A turn now and we'd spin. %Gallery-48731% Photos Copyright ©2008 Michael Harley / Weblogs, Inc. In a last-ditch attempt to save it, we lift off the brake, floor the accelerator, and hold our breath. As expected, the weight transfers off the front tires and balances the vehicle. Seizing the opportunity, we crank the wheel to the right, feather the throttle... and our Genesis Coupe makes it cleanly around the turn! Last summer, Hyundai charged its heavy 16-inch guns and fired an air-burst salvo at the competition with the introduction of the 2009 Genesis Sedan. The explosive projectiles were aimed across the bow of BMW, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz, causing each to reconsider their course at the determination of their newest foe. Less than one year later, a new round of armor-piercing shells has been launched. This time, the company's sights have been aligned a bit lower, but with much more focus. The new targets are the class-leading rear-wheel coupes offered by Infiniti and BMW, not to mention some Detroit 3 muscle. Hyundai was committed to build a performance-tuned sports car. Using the internal designation "BK," the automaker benchmarked the segment-leading Infiniti G37, Mazda RX-8 and BMW 335i. What finally debuted at the 2008 New York Auto Show was a rear-wheel drive coupe with a five-link independent rear suspension, Torsen limited-slip differential, Brembo brakes and a choice of powerplants and transmissions. With a starting price just $22,000, even the base turbocharged model would be a car enthusiast's dream. Before jumping in, we need to clear up a common misconception: the all-new Genesis Coupe is not a two-door version of the sedan. While they both share the rear-wheel drive configurations, an engine block, some suspension components, and a transmission, they are two very different vehicles. The Genesis Sedan is a luxury-oriented conveyance with seating for five, while the Genesis Coupe is a performance-oriented 2+2. Hyundai is initially offering six different Genesis Coupe models: 2.0T, 2.0T Premium, 2.0T Track, 3.8, 3.8 Grand Touring, and 3.8 Track (a seventh model, the lightweight 2.0T R-Spec, won't arrive until later). The 2.0T models are fitted with an all-aluminum turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 210 hp with 223 lb-ft of torque, mated to either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission (EPA 21/30 with the manual transmission). The 3.8 models receive an all-aluminum 3.8-liter V6 rated at 306 hp with 266 lb-ft of torque, with either a six-speed manual …
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$22,000 - $30,500 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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Engine 2.0L I-4
MPG 21 City / 30 Hwy
Seating 4 Passengers
Transmission 6-spd man w/OD
Power 210 @ 6000 rpm
Drivetrain rear-wheel
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