As Hyundai attemps to scale the heights of the luxury sector with the new 2011 Equus full-size sedan, it's also still pushing in the sports car arena with its Genesis Coupe. The 2011 model sees some shuffles in the trim levels, and today we finally get pricing for the R-Spec, in both 2.0T and 3.8 configurations.
The 2.0T R Spec, powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-banger rated at 210 horsepower, starts at $24,500. The bigger brother 3.8 R Spec, powered by a 3.8-liter V-6 engine rated at 306 horsepower, starts at $26,750. Both are available only with a six-speed manual transmission.
Packing more punch than just about any other car in its price range, and doing it with rear-wheel drive (as opposed to the more popular wrong-wheel at this price point), the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is a great value buy. The R Spec trim in particular is the model for the enthusiast, taking the performance gear from the Track model and stripping out the unnecessary (and heavy) convenience and comfort features. The net result? A savings of 68 pounds and $4,000.
Hit page two for the full 2011 Genesis Coupe spec sheet.