Report: Hyundai Thinking About Performance AWD V8 Genesis

by Jan 21, 2014All News, Hyundai1 comment

After the launch of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Hyundai Motor America PR-Manager Miles Johnson says that Hyundai is studying about a “performance-focused” version of the 2015 Genesis.

[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:5px;”]The all-wheel drive HTRAC system is offered in the all-new Genesis, but only in combination with the V6 3.8-liter engine. but that might change. Company’s spokesman Miles Johnson says “our V8 5.0-liter Tau engine could be combinated with our new all-wheel drive system, HTRAC. Additionally, Hyundai’s most powerful engine could get a power boost to create a “performance-focused” Genesis and probably receive the R-Spec nickname”.

Johnson didn’t say if that model will benefit from a power increase over the 420 hp in the rear-wheel drive V8 Genesis, but Hyundai promises that the new chassis is much stiffer than before. The brand claims a long list of performance enhancements for the new generation in general like improved lateral grip thanks to a reduction in camber angles for 23 percent less tire tilt. Stay tuned!

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Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

1 Comment

  1. Brad Stuart

    Hi,
    If they say that “our V8 5.0-liter Tau engine could be combined
    with our new all-wheel drive system, HTRAC. Additionally, Hyundai’s
    most powerful engine could get a power boost to create a
    “performance-focused” Genesis and probably receive the R-Spec nickname”.
    Then I will definitely sure that Hyundai will launch that type of car.
    ………………………………..

    Mcloughlin Chevy

    Reply

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