The Genesis Coupe didn’t exactly start a tuner revolution the way everyone thought it would, but it was a solid first effort at a real sports coupe from Hyundai. We’ve heard the next Genesis Coupe will go in a different direction, becoming more of a luxury performance coupe, and now we have some new evidence that it will get a badass engine.
The folks at Korean Car Blog report that the next generation Genesis Coupe will get three engines: a 2.0-liter turbo four, which was just killed off on the current car, the familiar 3.8-liter V6, and a new twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 with around 480 horsepower.
It was recently announced by Hyundai America’s CEO that the Genesis sedan will get a twin-turbo V6, so it makes sense that this engine will see duty in the coupe as well. But the really interesting part is how it will be sold.
According to Korean Car Blog, this twin-turbo GenCoupe will come under Hyundai’s N performance brand, which was announced in late 2013 but has yet to materialize. It’s awfully close in alphabetical proximity to the performance brand of a certain German automaker, but it’s a great move for Hyundai. I’d love to see an affordable twin-turbo GenCoupe with that kind of power.
Take all this with a grain of salt until it’s confirmed, but I hope things go this way. I’m holding out for a design that’s not far from the HND-9 Concept, too.