A year ago, Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik said the company was
open to the idea
of a 5.0-liter V-8 Genesis Coupe, but any decision to move forward would depend on feedback from the press and the public. It looks like there may be some movement now, following a recent powertrain technical presentation.
During the presentation, John Juriga is said to have hinted at the possibility of a turbocharged version of the 3.8-liter V-6 currently found in the Genesis Coupe, according to Hyundai Blog
. The same engine could also end up in the sedan.
While it's as yet unclear when, or even if, Hyundai might actually build such a car, the SEMA show, which starts tomorrow, may be a good place to preview just what a V-8 or turbo V-6 Genesis Coupe might look like.Cosworth's interpretation
of the turbo V-6 Genesis Coupe (pictured) offers 389 horsepower, but we wouldn't expect to see any Cosworth parts on a production version, if only due to cost. The power figure could be close to accurate, however, as the standard normally aspirated 3.8-liter V-6 engine generates a fairly stout 348 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque on its own.