Black on Black

GenCoupe.com member aLi12302 put a new set of wheels on his clean looking GenCoupe, and has shared pictures of it  – take a look, super clean, and looks great. Keep up the good work! Click “Read More” to see all of the pictures in a gallery!

[Source: GenCoupe Forums]

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Bloomberg revews Genesis Coupe

Jason Harper from Bloomberg takes some time and shares his thoughts on the Genesis Coupe 3.8L V6. While I can’t say comparing it to a PDK equipped Porsche isn’t exactly fair, he does agree that the Genesis Coupe is a lot of fun for a hair over $30:

[Source: Bloomberg]

On a sun-flooded day in upstate New York, I took out a king-of-the-hill 3.8 Track model to see what the Koreans have wrought. Road-racing extras include a stiffer suspension, better-stopping Brembo brakes, a limited-slip differential, a rear spoiler and 19-inch alloy wheels fitted with summer performance tires.

March 12, 2010 • Tags: , , • Posted in: Reviews, Test Drives • No Comments

Car and Driver Tests Genesis Coupe’s Navi with Roadtrip

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Not as detailed as a full on review, but instead Car and Driver takes the Genesis Coupe out for a spin with the newly installed factory navigation system. Substantially different from the Genesis sedan; the Coupe’s navi is more touchscreen-focused and seems to do the job well.

[Source: Car and Driver Blog]

The easy-to-use system features traffic rerouting, a turn-by-turn list, and a bright display with clear maps. It also accepts voice commands for navigation and radio control. One highlight is the function that displays the selected route along with a mileage breakdown by highway, toll road, and ferry. The nav is packaged with a 10-speaker Infinity sound system and features Bluetooth audio streaming as well as iPod, USB, and auxiliary inputs. It’s XM-capable and includes a 90-day trial that also provides real-time traffic info.

Edmunds Inside Line: 2010 MazdaSpeed 3 vs. 2010 Genesis Coupe 3.8

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In case you’ve been living in a cave for the past few years, you’d know that the MazdaSpeed 3 has been one of the best bang-for-the-buck cars in a long time. Over 250 delicious turbocharged horsepower, a great suspension, and at a price that can’t be beat makes the MazdaSpeed 3 a true enthusiast’s car. When Mazda came out with the new improved 2010 ‘Speed 3, there was now a competitor on the block for the cheap and fun performance. The Genesis Coupe has taken the tuner market by storm, with it’s stout 2.0T, or the impressive 3.8L V6 at it’s disposal. However, to compete in raw power with the ‘Speed 3, we have to reach for the 3.8L V6. FWD vs RWD? Turbo 4 vs. V6? Hatchback vs. svelte coupe? Edmunds Inside Line has all the details in their shootout.

[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]

Here are two cars that couldn’t be more different in appearance and layout. Hatchback vs. coupe. Front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive. Turbocharged inline-4 vs. normally aspirated V6. And certainly both go about their missions with decidedly different packaging. At 103.9 inches, the Mazda’s wheelbase is more than 7 inches shorter than the Hyundai’s — no small difference when it comes to changing direction quickly.

Rhys Millen’s Mid-Engine Genesis Coupe for SEMA

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SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association), hosted this year from November 3rd to November 6th, is slated to have a strong injection of Genesis Coupe straight from Hyundai and Rhys Millen Racing (RMR).

Taking the already potent Genesis Coupe a step further, they have developed a new RM460 Genesis Coupe, with a mid-mounted 4.6L Tau V8 powerplant. With over 500hp contained in the Genesis Coupe, RMR is hoping for a killer combination both on the track and on the street!

[Source: Hyundai Press Release]

The Tau V8 engine replaces the original back seat and maintains most of its original architecture with upgrades to eight individual throttle bodies and a set of JE pistons that bumps the compression ratio to 11.0:1. An engine management system by AEM has been added to speak to the factory Engine Control Unit (ECU) while maintaining all factory dash and gauge cluster functions. A Mendeola five-speed sequential transmission has been mounted to the V8 and tuned for a maximum speed of 182 mph. Suspension will be maintained by the original MacPherson strut dual-link front suspension and a five-link rear suspension setup, and upgraded with a KW coilover component.

Rhys Millen vs. Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak, home of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. A contest of driver skill, manufacturer engineering, and raw power all mix into the pot as a car is sent hurtling up the mountain in a fight against a loose surface and the ever persistent pull of gravity. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Tim.

In case you were wondering, this isn’t a specifically prepared car for the hill climb. In fact, it appears to be the car that Rhys Millen uses for drift competitions, powered by the turbocharged V6 powerplant.

[Source: AutoBlog, Live Sockets via Tim]

“This is the first time Millen is making the run in his new Hyundai Genesis Coupe, and he’s evidently driving the same car he has been using in Formula D drift events all year long – complete with the Hyundai V6 powerplant. In fact, the car was trucked to Colorado directly from last weekend’s drift event in Las Vegas.”

NERDFACE on the Genesis Coupe

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More proof that the Genesis Coupe is looking great in the tuner crowd. Chris over at NERDFACE.net, currently driving a turbo tC, was interested in taking a look at the Genesis Coupe. So he went for a spin in a side street in the V6. Nice, great value for the money, but he didn’t have a chance to try the the “get up and GO” factor and compare it to the turbo tC he has, so the salesman asked him to come back and try it out on a, well, more “aggressive” test drive. A highway onranp and a generous salesman later, he’s having the ride of his life hearing that 3.8L V6 howl up to the redline hauling two buttes along in a sports car that couldn’t possibly be made by Hyundai…

[Source: NERDFACE.net]

“The salesman wasn’t shy about letting me jostle him around in the passenger seat. He gave me those 6 naughty words: “drive it like you stole it”. I have to say, given that I was able to find that 300hp. Holy cows. The power is definitely there after all. Also, the car is quite fun with the traction control OFF. Drifting onto the freeway entrance (with not a soul in sight, of course) was the highlight of the test drive.”

July 7, 2009 • Tags: , • Posted in: Test Drives • No Comments

SDNN on the Genesis Coupe

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It’s out and people are taking notice! Dave Stall, of the San Diego News Network had a chance to try out the Genesis Coupe, and he likes it! Like others he had reservations, Hyundai? Sports car? Well, they had a hit with the Genesis sedan, why not the Coupe?

[Source: SDNN.com]

Hyundai has a lock on the market for inexpensive vehicles and it decided to make the leap to luxury. To my surprise, it worked and when it decided to roll out the Genesis Coupe I waited to see the finished product before I put my foot in my mouth.

July 7, 2009 • Tags: , , • Posted in: Reviews • No Comments

Strikingly Deja-Vu: Cars and Driver Camaro vs. Genesis Coupe

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Car and Driver does a road test between the 2010 Chevy Camaro and the Genesis Coupe…wait didn’t MotorTrend do the same thing? The pictures look oddly familiar too. Nonetheless, the content is new and fresh, so head on over by clicking here to see their comparison.

[Source: Car and Driver]

Battle of the sixes: Who’d have guessed that the Camaro V-6′s most earnest competitor would hail from from Ulsan, Korea, and not Detroit?

TopSpeed’s Genesis Coupe First Contact

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TopSpeed’s Terence Keon recently had his chance to take a closer look and drive the Genesis Coupe 2.0T and V6 models. Later on in the article he even gets a chance to sit down and talk to Miles Johnson, Hyundai’s Product PR Manager who has a few words to share with the community. I love in the video when he goes “…It’s rear wheel drive, so if you want to drift this car, or hang your tail out, you can do that…so mash the gas pedal and have some fun when you’re out driving this car!”. Check out their articles and reviews, lots of pictures, and a video (yes, they have a lot of content!) here! We have linked the video on our pages too, so click “Read More” below to see it!

[Source: Topspeed.com]

Seriously, there is no other car on the market today that offers as much as a Genesis Coupe R-Spec. The tuner friendly entry level two door features 19 inch wheels housing beautiful Brembo brakes, a limited slip differential in the rear end and a boost friendly four cylinder that could easily make 250 HP at the wheels with a little motivation from the aftermarket. All for under $25,000. Try to get that with a BMW.

June 5, 2009 • Tags: , , , , • Posted in: Pictures and Media, Reviews • One Comment