Hyundai Concept Genesis Coupe

Concept Cars 16 Nov 2007
Hyundai Concept Genesis Coupe

Hyundai has revealed its Concept Genesis Coupe, the 2+2 rear wheel-drive sportscar designed by Californian Hyundai Design Center that previews a production model scheduled for 2009. Among the features are a +300hp V6 engine and exposed carbon fiber body details.

Hyundai Concept Genesis Coupe - renderingPresented at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, concept car heralds the introduction of an all-new, rear-wheel drive 2+2 sports coupe, which will go on sale in the US in the spring of 2009.

“The mission for Concept Genesis Coupe was to create a pure performance car with a design that would capture the imagination of hardcore automotive enthusiasts,” said Joel Piaskowski, chief designer at the Hyundai Design Center in Irvine, California.

“With its aggressive look from just about any angle, I think we have been able to do that.”

Concept Genesis Coupe’s looks were inspired in part by Le Mans 24 hour racers, the specialist cars built by ‘drifting’ tuners and by the cult Jada Toys Dub City™ die cast model vehicles.

Hyundai Concept Genesis Coupe - rendering“Bringing these influences together has created a coupe that will appeal to all car enthusiasts.”

The concept’s eye-catching ‘Sonic Orange’ paint is complemented and contrasted by the black carbon fibre hood, roof and ground effect spoilers. The car wears 20-inch wheels set deep into the wheel arches.

According to Hyundai, many of the concept’s styling cues will make it to the production car.

The all-alloy V6 is expected to give a 0-60 time of less than six seconds and will feature a six-speed gearbox and limited-slip differential. Additional engine options are also being considered.

Hyundai Concept Genesis Coupe – Technical Specifications

  • Configuration: Front engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Wheelbase: 2,820 mm
  • Overall length: 4,666 mm
  • Overall width: 1,902 mm
  • Overall height: 1,386 mm
  • Wheels: 20-inch, five-spoke
  • Tires: Hankook 255/35 ZR front and 275/35 ZR rear
Hyundai Concept Genesis Coupe - debut at LA Auto Show Hyundai Concept Genesis Coupe - debut at LA Auto Show Hyundai Concept Genesis Coupe - debut at LA Auto Show

(Source: Hyundai)

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