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Old 03-07-11, 09:02 PM
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Spy Shots: Hyundai Genesis Coupe facelift on the way



Hyundai debuted the refreshed 2012 Genesis Sedan at this year's Chicago Auto Show, and in addition to revised styling and a brand new 5.0-liter V8, the Korean sedan's 3.8-liter V6 gets a slew of enhancements. By adding direct injection, the V6 now makes 333 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque gains of 43 and 27, respectively, over the outgoing V6.

During the Chicago festivities, we asked Hyundai PR spokesperson Jim Trainor about how soon this updated V6 would be available in the Genesis Coupe. We were originally told that upgrades wouldn't be seen "for a little while," and this latest set of spy shots shows that styling revisions are on deck for the Genesis Coupe, perhaps even with the upgraded V6 underhood.

Expect the Coupe to get slightly reworked front and rear fascias, and we won't rule out the possibility of enhancements to the interior, as well. Mum's the word on when the updated two-door will bow, though we'd guess that the Los Angeles Auto Show later this year sounds about right.

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http://www.autoblog.com/photos/spy-s...coupe/#3951294

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/03/07/s...ft-on-the-way/
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Nice! Can't wait to see the new product with that big V8. Should outperform the mustang 5.0 no problem!
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i feel like the genesis was just released haha
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Any specs on the V8?

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Specifications for 5.0L Tau V8 engine:

Horsepower: 429 hp (320 kW)
Torque: 376 ftlbf (510 Nm)
Displacement: 5,038 cc (5.0L)
Compression ratio: 11.5:1
Block material: High pressure die casting aluminum block
Cylinder head material: Aluminum
Valvetrain: Dual Over Head Cam (DOHC)
Valve timing: Dual-Continuous variable valve timing(D-CVVT)
Variable induction system
Fuel delivery: Gasoline Direct Injection / Electronic Fuel Injection
Recommended fuel: Premium Unleaded, though it can run safely on regular gasoline with reduced performance

I don't know if the coupe will get this, but the sedan or the Equus might get a supercharged version of this engine as well.
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Very tough segment to crack since the Americans have this on lock (mustang etc) but kudos to Hyundai for offering a stylish RWD car and updating it.
 
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Originally Posted by edgeucated View Post
i feel like the genesis was just released haha
Seriously. Are sales not good? Anyone have sales stats for the gen coupe?
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