Inside Line claims no V8 for Hyundai Coupe

Inside Line claims no V8 for Hyundai Coupe

click above image for more pics of Hyundai’s RWD coupe

Now that the final design for Hyundai’s upcoming rear-wheel-drive coupe has been revealed, speculation has turned to what will be powering it. The photos of the undisguised car were reportedly taken during a marketing presentation at which those in attendance were told the only two available engines would be a 2.0L turbo with 215 HP and 217 ft-lbs of torque or a 3.8L V6 with 300 HP and 280 ft-lbs. While a 300-horsepower V6 is nothing to sneeze at, Hyundai hoons are still hoping the automaker makes a V8 available, as well. The only one Hyundai has to offer is the 4.6L V8 that’s destined to power the Genesis sedan. Inside Line, however, cites Korean news reports as making explicitly clear that the 4.6L V8 is only for the Genesis sedan and will not be shared with the coupe. So it appears that those in search of a RWD V8 alternative to the Mustang in this price range will not have an option to consider at Hyundai dealerships.

Carversation Comments: this really sucks, would be cool to see a hyundai with a v8 competing with the mustang. i find the new body really nice and hope it performs good and hopefully this will boost hyundais brand.

[Source: Inside Line, Auto Blog]


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