Exclusive: New Hyundai Genesis Coupe Surpass 400hp Mark

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We received a month ago some new details about the new Hyundai Genesis coupe, we weren’t sure of the accuracy of this detail but with the new announcement of Hyundai’s CEO about the new twin turbo engine for the Genesis Sedan, we are more confident to release this information.

We were told the new Genesis Coupe will come with 3 engines to choose from, we don’t know if this will be for USA or certain markets only.

The first engine will be the 2.0 turbocharged engine, it is the same engine the Genesis coupe had previously but improved and ready to hit again the market with an affordable RWD coupe. The second engine will the 3.8 N/A just like the previous generation.

The third engine, and here is where the surprise will be revealed with the 3.3 Twin Turbo engine. Our sources told us this model will come under “N performance” model program.

Hyundai will be classifying their most powerful models under the “N performance” bracket in the years to come. We were also told this engine will be around 480 horsepower and 59kg of torque. When Hyundai Motor America’s CEO was interviewed a few days ago during the New York AutoShow he said: “This all-new engine would arrive on the Genesis sedan in 2017 or 2018 and have power in the ballpark of the company’s 420-hp, 5.0-liter Tau V-8 but weigh far less.”

Coincidentally our source mention this engine will be ready for production in late 2017. Also we knew that the new Hyundai Genesis coupe will use the same chassis as the current one, only with a different look (not far from the current design, but closer to Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design way).


The horsepower usually will go up or down when they are testing prototypes and specially when they hit production but what we can get from those numbers is, this engine is capable of making that much horsepower but the reason why, our source informed us Hyundai is working on adding forged internals to this engines.

We feel this is the most clear information we have so far about the Genesis Coupe.

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  • moonmoon

    That looks exactly like the previous model, what’s the deal?

    • Jose Antonio López

      The model you saw in the pictures is a test mule, testing turbos and intercooler.

    • JDubbs

      It’s a test mule. Note the intercooler at the front, which indicates that there’s a turbocharged engine under the hood.

  • Darius Davis

    Are you serious moonmoon? Hopefully you are a younger individual that isn’t familiar with what a test mule is. A test mule can test anywhere from a powertrain component to another platform to suspension setups and everything in-between while using the body of the previous vehicle in an attempt to hide the design of the next generation vehicle.

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  • Hyundai Technician

    I hope it comes with a spare engine in the trunk! The current engine program they have come up with is junk!

  • Sebastian

    Yes, please. I love the idea, the first “N” performance car has to be the Genesis Coupe, for sure

    • http://thekcb.com/ Erick

      Well the i30 is the first on the N performance.

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  • Mobis21

    The engine horsepower numbers sound impressive. Anxious to see what the new Gen Coupe’s skin will actually look like.

  • JaySFR

    They better offer the 3.3 TT with AWD and not strictly RWD.

    • http://thekcb.com/ Erick

      Jay we are hoping for the samething and find some details about it but besides them adjusting the wheel base for some extra room we haven’t got much. Hyundai is keeping their baby very well secure.

      • KennyG

        To those that want an AWD Genesis… You’re crazy!

        The Genesis is a beautiful car set up as RWD. Making such a car AWD will ruin it’s fun and thrill. It will also drive up prices and that’s something I don’t think the company is ready to do. I’m more interested in the RWD Twin Turbo setup to make a landing as a new Supra type car. Toyota has disappointed me time and again by pushing the Supra’s release date since 2009.

        I own both a Genesis Coupe 2010 2.0 Track and a Mitsubishi Evolution X MR…and the Genesis is my favorite car. Adding that front wheel drive just ruins the sideways predictability of the car. I can go faster around a turn with the Genesis because I know that when I am pushing it to the limits, I can correct it with throttle control. With the Mitsubishi Evolution, it will only favor under steer at speeds that the genesis will feel stable.

        If Hyundai opts for a AWD platform, it will dramatically increase R&D and push deliver dates farther back. I don’t see that being an option for this car. The Hyundai seems to take things one step at a time. They still don’t have a dual clutch transmission in the automatic Genesis Coups, which is horrible for a performance oriented car. My guess is that they will take this next step to learn how to efficiently produce 400 horsepower within a twin turbo set-up, as they also have the best warranty in the automotive business. I wouldn’t be surprised if they would increase horsepower by a few ponies each year with that build as well.

        I applaud Hyundai for reaching out and venturing so far. They have come such a long way from their original Santafes that everyone knew was just a cheap car. Hyundai even went into motor spots by sponsoring drivers like Rhys Millen. Would you ever imagine or predict that a RWD Genesis Coupe Hyundai could set the all time new world record for Pikes peak in 2012?! Of course not. No one would ever think it possible. They accomplished this feat with a 3.8 twin-turbo producing 1000 hp. Notice I said Rear-Wheel-Drive?

        So No. I say No to an AWD Genesis. Leave that for other cars, or a future Genesis after the company has produced some better transmissions. Hyundai is still learning and needs to take it one step at a time.

        -KennyG

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  • bemedicine

    2018…. well thats a bummer my recent gen coupe was totaled so what am i supposed to do in the mean time! :( guess ill start looking for a used 2.0

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