2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Pictures & Specifications
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Make: Hyundai
Model: Genesis Coupe
Engine: 3.8 litre V6
Aspiration: Natural
Maximum Power: 306 hp (228 kW)
Maximum Torque: 263 lb-ft (356 Nm)
Transmission: Six-speed manual or optional automatic
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai Press Release
15 January 2009

The 2010 Genesis Coupe is a purpose-built rear-wheel drive sport coupe featuring two performance-focused engines – a 210-horsepower, 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a range-topping all-aluminium, 306-horsepower, DOHC 3.8-litre V6 engine. Genesis Coupe is scheduled to join the Hyundai lineup in the spring of 2009.

Genesis Coupe Highlights
▪ Hyundai’s second rear-wheel drive performance car
▪ 306 horsepower from enhanced 3.8-litre V6 from Genesis sedan
▪ 210 horsepower turbocharged, intercooled inline four cylinder
▪ Genesis Coupe arrives in the spring of 2009 as a 2010 model

Following the introduction earlier this year of the rear-wheel drive Genesis sport sedan, Genesis Coupe is Hyundai’s most dynamic performance car ever and the second consecutive all-new model introduction from Hyundai appealing directly to the car enthusiast. Genesis Coupe uses the same flexible rear-wheel drive architecture originally developed for the Genesis sport sedan.

“We think our entry-level Genesis Coupe 2.0T, with its unique combination of rear-wheel drive and four-cylinder turbo power, offers an intriguing alternative to existing front-wheel drive sport coupes,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “The 3.8-litre version of Genesis Coupe takes driving to an even higher level, rivalling the capability of premium-performance coupes like the Infiniti G37.”

Design Process
Genesis Coupe was shown as a concept at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show and its transformation from concept to production reveals that its signature design features have emerged intact.

“The mission for Genesis Coupe was to create a pure performance car with a design that would capture the imagination of hardcore automotive enthusiasts,” said Eric Stoddard, senior creative designer at the Hyundai Design Centre in Irvine, Calif. “With its aggressive look from just about any angle, I think we have been able to do that.”

Genesis Coupe is also unmistakably linked to several Hyundai concept cars. The powerful curves, undulating beltline, surface detail, and “Z” bodyside lines come straight from the HCD9 Talus and the HCD8 sport coupe concepts.

Designers used the Day Light Opening (DLO — a designer’s term for the side glass) from the 2006 HCD9 Talus Concept on the Genesis Coupe.

The 2004 HCD8 sport tourer concept’s sensual body forms influenced the overall design direction of Genesis Coupe.

Genesis Coupe’s arching roofline and tapering greenhouse highlight the exterior profile and emphasise the car’s broad shoulders and wide stance. The Genesis Coupe’s rocker panels are drawn close to the ground making the bodysides extra thick and the daylight opening thin, allowing the wheels to be slammed up into bulging fenders. To complete the aggressive sports car look, the depth between the fenders and the greenhouse has been maximised.

Large openings in the front fascia allow for better engine breathing. The dual exhaust tips integrated into the rear fascia with surrounding blackout repeat the design theme of the front fascia graphic.

Genesis Coupe rides on standard 18-inch alloy wheels or optional 19-inch wheels, both delivering a bold stance and aggressive handling.

Interior Design
The Genesis Coupe boasts a cockpit designed to enhance the driving experience. An information display screen features an outside temperature reading and audio system information. Analogue gauges include a large speedometer and tachometer positioned so the driver can immediately access critical driving information. The instrument cluster features Hyundai’s signature blue gauge illumination. Bucket front seats with large side bolsters offer excellent lateral support for enthusiastic driving.

Among the other refinements are an Infinity audio system and front seat warmers. Genesis Coupe also offers the convenience of a Proximity Key and push-button starter.

Rear-Wheel Drive Architecture
Genesis Coupe’s body shell is rich in ultra-high-tensile steel. Genesis Coupe is lighter than the Infiniti G37, and its chassis is also 24 percent stiffer in bending rigidity than the BMW E46 M3. Rear-wheel drive provides a 55:45 front/rear weight distribution.

Powertrains
Two engines infuse Genesis Coupe with performance. The 3.8-litre Lambda DOHC V6 engine delivers 306 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque on regular unleaded. This engine will launch the Genesis Coupe from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under six seconds. To maximise the power band, the 3.8-litre engine utilises Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (Dual CVVT) and a new Variable Intake System (VIS) that helps cylinders breathe efficiently at both low and high RPM. The better breathing results in outstanding off-the-line acceleration and passing performance, and remarkable fuel efficiency. The V6 engine uses an alloy block and cylinder heads for lighter weight and thermal efficiency, and features timing chains with no scheduled maintenance.

The turbocharged, intercooled 2.0-litre DOHC inline four-cylinder benefits from Dual CVVT on both the intake and exhaust camshafts. The 2.0-litre turbo generates 210 horsepower and 223 lb-ft of torque. It also features a cast-aluminium cylinder block and cylinder head. Both engines feature a free-flowing dual cat-back exhaust and an available Torsen limited-slip differential to put the power to the ground.

Sport-Tuned Suspension
Genesis Coupe employs a MacPherson strut dual-link front suspension and a five-link rear suspension setup. The front suspension is mounted to the body via a solid subframe which is lighter and stronger than a multi-piece component would be. To help reduce body roll and tune the Genesis Coupe’s at-the-limit handling for maximum predictability, 24-mm diameter front and 19-mm diameter rear stabiliser bars are used.

While all Genesis Coupe models offer a fun and sporty driving experience, the high-performance Genesis Coupe Track models are the most willing partners for the true enthusiast. The Track suspension features a stiffer front spring rate, stiffer rear spring rate and unique shock valving. Genesis Coupe Track edition’s deliver an increase in roll control over other Genesis Coupes. Superb structural rigidity sets the foundation for precisely-tuned handling performance in all Genesis Coupes.

Steering
Hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering with a quick ratio gear delivers both linearity and agility. The steering is also engine-RPM sensing.

Transmissions
Both engines are mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission. The Genesis Coupe 2.0T offers an optional five-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC while the 3.8-litre V6 offers a ZF six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC to handle the additional torque.

Drivers can access the SHIFTRONIC feature by moving the gear selector into a separate gate. Pushing the selector forward or pulling it rearward will shift the transmission up or down sequentially, adding to driver control. Both automatic transmissions feature steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, in addition to the shift capability on the center console shift lever. A clear LCD readout on the instrument panel shows the gear that’s in use.

High Performance Braking Systems
Brembo four-piston callipers clamp down on 13.4-inch ventilated front brake rotors and 13-inch ventilated rear rotors on Track models. All other models get substantial 12.6-inch front ventilated rotors and 12.4-inch rotors in the rear with floating single-piston callipers.

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