Hyundai’s Genesis Coupe never got a V8, but it might get twin turbos instead

2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hyundai’s Genesis Coupe was a welcome sight for anyone interested in a front engined, rear-wheel drive coupe that wasn’t an American musclecar or a wildly expensive European import. Though generally well received, it was always in the background behind cars like the Mustang and Camaro, almost forgotten when the Toyota FR-S came in and did affordable RWD sportiness way better, and with less power. There were always looming rumors that the coupe would get a version of the V8 that the Genesis and Equus sedan packed, but lately, with manufacturers shying away from big blocks, a new rumor suggests it may get some twin-power action.

A post from the Korean Car Blog suggests that Hyundai’s new 3.3-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder GDi engine will find its way in the engine bay of the next generation Genesis Coupe. This engine generates 365 horsepower and 379 pound-feet of torque. Currently, the naturally aspirated 3.8-liter V6 the coupe sports puts out 348 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque.

2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

You’d be right in thinking that it doesn’t sound like a massive leap in power, but it is a significant boost in torque. Also, keep in mind that, as the blog post suggests, there’s lots of aftermarket upgrade potential, which is a crowd Hyundai is surely keen on appealing to.

As with all rumors, take it with a grain of salt. Hyundai has yet to suggest things one way or the other, so we’ll see if that becomes the case.

Cars

Infiniti will take on BMW and Mercedes-Benz with its own crossover coupe

Launching in 2020, the Infiniti QX55 will be a crossover coupe similar to models that have proven successful for BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Infiniti said the QX55 will have styling influenced by its early 2000s FX.
Cars

Infiniti’s Formula One-inspired Project Black S may enter production

The Infiniti Project Black S is a Q60 luxury coupe enhanced with a Formula One-inspired hybrid powertrain. The 563-horsepower car can sprint from zero to 62 mph in under four seconds, according to Infiniti.
Cars

2020 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series is a ready-made collectible

Six-figure luxury coupes aren't exactly a common sight on the road, but the 2020 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series will be among the rarest of the rare. Just 100 of these green machines will be sold in the United States.
Cars

Camaro vs. Mustang: Differences and similarities between two premier pony cars

The Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang are two of America's favorite sports cars. In this comparison piece, we highlight the main differences between the two machines when it comes to their design and performance, among other factors.
Cars

Toyota raises the curtain on 2020 Corolla Nightshade Editions

The 2020 Toyota Corolla SE sedan and hatchback with a CVT (continuously variable transmission) will be available in Nightshade Editions, joining the Toyota 4Runner, Camry, Highlander, and Sienna with the blacked-out trim style option.
Cars

Here’s why your Uber or Lyft car always seems to be a Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is one of the most popular cars sold in the United States, and not just with retail buyers. Uber and Lyft drivers love the Camry for its reliability, according to a new report.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Racing drones and robotic ping pong trainers

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Cars

The electric Volkswagen ID Buggy makes even Ferrari drivers stop and stare

Volkswagen traveled to the 2019 Geneva Auto Show to introduce an electric dune buggy named ID Buggy, and Digital Trends drove it in California. It's a modern-day tribute to the 1960s Meyers Manx.
Cars

Limited-edition Subaru BRZ tS returns for 2020, WRX and STI get minor tweaks

Subaru performance cars remain mostly unchanged for the 2020 model year. The big news is the return of the limited-edition Subaru BRZ tS sports car, with production capped at 300 units.
Cars

The Bugatti Centodieci is only possible because of the latest design tech

Bugatti is celebrating its 110th birthday by releasing a limited-edition hypercar named Centodieci. It's based on the Chiron, but its engine makes 1,600 horsepower, and it's a tribute to the EB110 released during the 1990s.
Cars

Discover the engineering Easter eggs in the new 2020 Ford Explorer

The 2020 Ford Explorer received a ground-up overhaul, with major changes that include a new hybrid powertrain option. But even the engineering details of the new Explorer are worth checking out.
Cars

Type S concept marks the return of sportier Acura models

Not seen since 2008, the Acura Type S once signified the sportiest Acura models sold in North America. Acura will revive Type S with a concept car debuting at Monterey Car Week, followed by two new production models.
Cars

Beach to Baja: Dune buggies in the news, from VW ID concept to McQueen’s Manx

It was a big week for dune buggies. VW revealed an electric concept vehicle, the ID. BUGGY. Steve McQueen's Thomas Crown Affair buggy is headed to auction. Glickenhaus revealed the Baja Boot, a street-legal Baja-racing-capable dune buggy.
Cars

Starman on Tesla Roadster makes first orbit around sun, braces for loneliness

Starman and his Tesla Roadster, sent by SpaceX to outer space last year, have completed their first orbit around the sun. The people on Earth may be able to catch a glimpse of the cherry-red electric vehicle on November 2020.