Today we have a new set spy shots, thanks to G70 Club, where a G80 under sticker camouflage continues testing in South Korea, with black multispoke wheels and testing exhaust. There’s also what looks like air intakes on the side fenders, but the quality of the picture doesn’t allow us to see more. We can be in front of first G80 Sport prototype. Thanks for the tip glazonyoursix!
What we know so far?
The rumormill started a few weaks ago when an image of Genesis configurator appeared where a 3.5-liter engine with 420 hp were available for the Sport trim. This new 420 hp engine should replace the existing 3.3 Turbo-based G80 sport as well as the 5.0-liter V8 model sold in overseas markets. So now according to G70 club, the all-new G80 Sport will be equipped with a 3.5-liter gasoline twin-turbo engine and as we said it will have a maximum output of 420 horsepower and a maximum torque of 57.0 kgm, and is combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The original 3.5T has a maximum output of 380 horsepower on the G80 as well as a maximum torque of 54.0 kgm, 40 horsepower and 3.0 kgm difference, which is close to the V8 engine. The Genesis G80 was sold in the North American market with a line-up of 3.8 gasoline, 3.3 turbo, and 5.0 gasoline. The G80 Sport is expected to unleash the strength of the new platform in terms of driving performance.
For the recently discontinued G80 5.0 model, a 5.0-liter V8 gasoline engine is applied, resulting in a maximum output of 425 horsepower and a maximum torque of 53.0kgm. The 3.5T engine has a strong low-rotation torque, allowing for a comfortable ride.
The 3.5 turbo engine is equipped with two turbochargers, dual fuel injection injection (PFI + GDi), central GDi injection, low friction cylinder, integrated thermal management (ITMS), and water-cooled intercooler. In particular, by applying a water-cooled intercooler, it is easy to maintain the cooling performance in summer or in limit driving, so performance can be maintained.