After we have seen some pictures of a mysteriours Genesis G80 under sticker camouflage, with black multispoke wheels and testing exhaust, today we have a new set of G80 with turbine wheels and red stitching upholstery that could be G80 Sport prototype. What do you think?
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.