Buyers after an affordable rear-wheel drive sports car with brilliant handling and a powerful engine have never had so many worthy options to choose from. With their current crop of entry-level sports cars, it’s as though all the major automakers have suddenly turned their designs up a notch, offering plenty of style with handling and dynamics to match.
The 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is a newcomer in this group, which includes other notable mentions such as the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, Mazda RX-8 and Nissan 370Z, but it’s easily one of the best.
Customers can select from a punchy turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a powerful 3.8-liter V-6. Both are worth options though our pick would have to be the V-6 due to its beautiful torque curve. Note, if modifying cars is your thing, the turbo four has loads of potential and could easily be tuned for more power.
In standard trim, the base four-cylinder engine offers 210 horsepower and 223...