There are a lot of rumors flying around about the new Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the second generation, which we now know for a fact is in the works. At one point the rumorists said the car might be dropped altogether, but that was nonsense. The question now is, what kind of engines the new Geni Coupe will be getting?
There are numerous reports about that one, too. Some say the addition of a V8 to the engine lineup for the next Hyundai Genesis Coupe is certain. Others say no, it will only come with a V6 and the four-cylinder engine will get the axe. None of that is confirmed of course, but we finally have conclusive proof that the new model will be getting a brand-new V6 with two turbochargers.
This V6 engine is the same 3.3 liter twin-turbo unit we saw in the HND-9 concept; the one reports deemed too sophisticated for a car like the Genesis Coupe. But a leaked image from Hyundai’s engine facility shows that they are testing the Lambada II in production form, and it is returning pretty decent results: 365 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.
That makes the Lambada II significantly more powerful than the old 3.8 liter V6. That one is a complete gas guzzler. The new turbo V6 will be a lot lighter on fuel, and it might even eliminate the need for a V8 version. I mean 365 horsepower should be enough to give you all the performance you expect from a mid-range coupe.