The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is still a smoking good deal
For 2013 Hyundai has come out swinging at auto manufacturers such as Honda and Toyota, and the company plans to dethrone the king’s of foreign imports. As we look at the Hyundai lineup we see that nearly every single vehicle that they produce targets their Japanese rivals. It looks as though Hyundai had told their engineers that if they did a good job designing all the boring cars and they would get a fun rear wheel drive project. As a result we were given the Hyundai Genesis coupe. The Genesis coupe looks to be competing against a few vehicles depending on engine choices such as the Nissan 370 Z as well as the Ford Mustang V6 2013 and GT and more. My only issue with the Hyundai Genesis is the fact that I’m still not sold on the exterior looks of the vehicle. The front of the car reminds me of some wacky Japanimation where the car is screaming through the air while epileptic flashes of light have it surrounded. I do believe that the 2013 Hyundai Genesis coupe, with its updated front fascia certainly looks better than the previous model but I do believe there are some better looking vehicles that it has to compete with. Hyundai also updated the interior design with new materials making for an overall better quality feel. One thing I do like about Hyundai and especially the Genesis coupe is the fact that the company is doing it right by offering engine designs and power output that make for a fun driving experience.
The Hyundai Genesis coupe engine and stuff
I expected the four-cylinder 2013 Hyundai Genesis coupe to continue on from the previous model but I was pleasantly surprised to see the they upped the horsepower by 64 and the torque by 52 lb-ft making for a total of 274 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. The engineers what about doing this by adding a 53% larger intercooler as well as a new twin scroll Turbo charger that delivers maximum torque at 2000 RPM making for a spirited drive. This certainly helps out the vehicle when cornering as well as launching as this isn’t exactly the lightest vehicle as it weighs in just under 3500 pounds. For the V6 is an impressive direct injected block of aluminum wizardry as it produces 348 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. With this engine the Genesis coupe is certainly a card that you can get tail happy in plus both engines get fairly decent gas mileage therefore if you can keep your foot off the pedal you can actually afford another set of tires you’ll soon be burning off.
Word on the street is that Hyundai engineers have been fooling around with some superchargers for the V6 in the 2013 Hyundai Genesis coupe and the 5.0 V-8 in the Genesis sedan. If this is true we may see a performance line Genesis or a dealer option add-on kind of like Toyota does with their TRD superchargers. It said that the V6 Genesis coupe supercharged made around 450 hp which would certainly make a viable threat to other vehicles on the street plus you get a 100,000 mile powertrain warranty to live it up.