Hyundai Genesis

Picking the Fastest Hyundai Genesis: More Is More

When you describe the fastest Hyundai should you look at strictly 0-60 times or should you measure things like horsepower and torque? One website has declared the definitive winner and it probably won't surprise most folks but some might find it wrong., in a profile of the fastest 40 cars for every brand in the United States, has proclaimed the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec as the fastest Hyundai sold in the United States. As the site explains, "This car makes 348 horsepower from a 3.8 liter V8 engine, and can hit 0-60 in 5.6 seconds. Not bad for a company that traditionally builds consumer sedans not really tailored for road performance."

It further explains, "Top speeds are governed by Hyundai’s internal systems, but the Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec is capable of reaching terminal velocity in the neighborhood of 152 miles per hour. Though cars like the Equus sedan are more powerful, the Genesis Coupe is the car you’ll want if you’re trying to get somewhere in a hurry."


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You do know that the 3.8 is a v6, not a v8, right? There's no credibility here when the Sedan that comes with the 5.0 v8 is definitely faster.
That's why it is in direct quotes. I know it's a V6. I should have put "sic" next to the error. But my point is the Genesis V8 sedan is still the fastest Hyundai - not the Genesis coupe as the other site argues.
More fuel usage
We have a 2011 Kia Optima Turbo and the 0-60 numbers from 1/4 miles times on line says its 6.1 second car. I agree. Its a sports sedan at $30k. My 95 vette with 300hp and 340 ft.torque hits 60 in published 5.1 seconds. The qtr mile in 13.5 only 1 second faster than the 1/4 mile time of the Optima Turbo. So much power can be generated from a 2 liter engine and the AMG 45 does it at 355 hp. Pricing is $55k which is rich considering the new corvette base is $53k with 450 hp . The next gen Genesis coupe should get the v8 to compete with the Camaro and Mustang.
I second this hyundai needs to just accept that this sports car is a sports car and give it a v8 with the option of a turbo and bigger coolant systems
Veloster is a 1.6 not 2.0 with 201hp. I wish my little VT had a 2.0T... would be blowing WRXs out of the water with that kind of power to weigh ratio.
Your whole article is wrong... I've owned two genesis coupes and it took me about three seconds to tell that you didn't double check your sources. My 2015 3.8 has the same 348hp, and the same 0-60 times as the 2013-2014, which is 5.1 on a slow day. - and thats the automatic. Saying the 5.0 sedan can take the 3.8 coupe is hilarious, and I would seriously reconsider your whole article.
I agree with the last statement said. My 2015 Genesis coupe R spec 3.8 manual hits 4.9 0-60 stock....once I put on better tires I was hitting with a few simple mods im pushing 405 hp 350 ft/lbs with a 4.0 0-60 time.....your figures are way off. A 2.0T R Spec is 5.7 0-60 and even one with a tune and intake couldnt keep up with my stock 3.8. Lots of magazines either bash companies because they are paid too or their drivers are amatuers who cant drive stick.
Hey Chris, How about a little detail on the mods you did to get to 405hp. Thanks,