Hyundai’s Newest Concept

One of the highlights of the recent 2007 Los Angeles International Auto Show was the Hyundai Concept Genesis Coupe. This new concept model was the most anticipated product of the South Korea-based automaker. According to Hyundai, the Hyundai Concept Genesis Coupe marks the “introduction of an all-new, rear-wheel drive 2 + 2 sports coupe scheduled to join the Hyundai lineup in the spring of 2009.”

John Krafcik, vice president, product development and strategic planning, Hyundai Motor America commented: “Concept Genesis Coupe is the most thrilling, most emotional Hyundai yet. When it hits the market in early 2009, we aim to deliver a driving experience that challenges cars like Infiniti G37, at prices more like Mitsubishi Eclipse.”

Joel Piaskowski, chief designer at the Hyundai Design Center in Irvine, Calif. also commented: “The mission for Concept Genesis Coupe was to create a pure performance car with a design that would capture the imagination of hardcore automotive enthusiasts. With its aggressive look from just about any angle, I think we have been able to do that.”

Check out some of the details and features of the Hyundai Concept Genesis Coupe.

• Configuration: Front engine, rear-wheel drive sports coupe
• Wheelbase: 2,820 mm / 111 inches
• Overall length: 4,666 mm / 183.7 inches
• Overall width: 1,902 mm / 74.9 inches
• Overall height: 1,386 mm / 54.5 inches
• Wheels: 20-inch, five-spoke
• Tires: Hankook 255/35 ZR front and 275/35 ZR rear

Preliminary Details
• Engine type: V6
• Estimated horsepower: more than 300 horsepower
• Estimated torque: more than 250 lb. ft.
• Displacement: 3.8 liters
• Block material: high pressure die cast aluminum
• Cylinder head material: aluminum
• Valvetrain: Dual Over Head Cam (DOHC)
• Valve timing: continuous variable valve timing
• Estimated 0-60 mph: under 6 seconds
• Transmission type: 6-speed manual
• Front brakes: Brembo, 340 mm disc, twin-piston calipers
• Rear brakes: Brembo, 330 mm disc, twin-piston calipers
• Limited slip differential

For me, the main highlight of this model is the Ballistic Black carbon fiber hood, roof and ground effects that complement the Sonic Orange exterior paint. It rocks!


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