We had heard that the next gen Hyundai Genesis will get a V8. But it seems Hyundai has more ambitious plans in mind for their next sportscar.
This is just a rumor for now, but Hyundai is said to be developing a full-on sportscar, powered by the firm’s Tao 5.0-liter V8 which makes 430 hp in the Genesis sedan R-Spec, to take on the best of the GT class, cars like Porsche 911, BMW 6 Series, Corvette Zo6, Nissan GTR, and so on.
Now, if you are rolling on the floor laughing at the notion of a Hyundai supercar, you should remember what the Korean car maker has accomplished since 2007. Take the Genesis Coupe for example, a car that created such a buzz in the affordable sports coupe segment, and challenged bigger, more expensive cars.
The point is, they know how to make sportscars. For the rumored 911 rival, they are considering two front and mid-engine layouts. But it almost certainly will be a rear-wheel-drive car.
Well, if such project exist in the first place! Hyundai boss has apparently called this rumor “scurrilous nonsense.”