It would seem like the Koreans at Hyundai have been doing quite a lot of plotting lately with the crown jewel being the upcoming 2012 Genesis Coupe.
The latest of reports speak of their most important sports car, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, getting more muscle under the bonnet round at the same time with the 2012 update.
Due to be officially revealed at 2012 Detroit Motor Show, next January, the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will get more power out of each engine it has to offer.
Starting with the 2.0 liter turbocharged unit, it will develop a heck of a lot more power but we don’t know any exact figures. A good guess would be that the current offering of 210 horsepower and 223 lb-ft of torque could grow to similar figures of the Hyundai Sonata Turbo.
The well received sedan has a much more meaty 274 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. This sort of performance would feel a lot better with less doors and weight wouldn’t it?
In terms of V6 power, the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will no longer offer 310 horsepower but a decently upgraded 333 horsepower along with 291 lb-ft of twist.
Perhaps the best part of this entire power craze from Korea is what came around to discussion given these particular figures.
According to various sources, it is possible that the acclaimed Tau V8 engine could find its way into the Korean coupe and that should make things very interesting in the world of sports coupes.
Whether or not it is going to happen, whether or not it is going to come in as a stand along engine or as a replacement for the V6 (though that’s doubtful) it could mean that the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe stands a chance at going into battle with more than 400 horsepower.
If this is to happen, the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will actually be a force to reckon with no matter if your name is Ford Mustang GT or BMW M3, especially seeing how price-wise, the Korean vehicle would come on top.
The last touchy subject of the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is that we have no actual information on the transmission choices. Previously, only the V6 got six speed affairs regardless of manual or automatic operation.
Perhaps the new power of the 2.0 liter turbo engine will deem a more modern automatic appropriate.