Hyundai Rumored to be Planning Porsche 911, Nissan GT-R Rival

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Hyundai Rumored to be Planning Porsche 911, Nissan GT-R Rival

First Hyundai introduced the Genesis coupe and sedan, taking on everything from the G37 Coupe to the BMW 5 Series. Then came the Equus, promising to rival the Mercedes S-Class. What’s next? Rumors would indicate the Korean brand is eying a rival to sports cars like the Porsche 911 and Nissan GT-R.

Denied by Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik, the suggestion is that a rear-drive sports car is in the works, likely using a version o the new 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine, which makes 429-hp in the Genesis R-Spec model, and certainly deserves to fulfill its hopes and dreams in a two-door. Pricing for the new model would also match German and Japanese rivals, with an MSRP somewhere between $80,000 and $100,000.

Reported by (and perhaps originating from), the folks at Inside Line, the new Hyundai sports car would even get an iPad owners manual. Like with the Equus, it would then share in all of the associated perks, like booking service online and having a Hyundai rep show up at your house or office to whisk it away when service is required.

[Source: InsideLine]

  • shack

    Seriously, who is going to pay between $80 and $100,000 for a Hyundai?

  • Jake Steed

    @Shack,

    Well if it is twin turbo 5.0 liter V8 with over 600HP and a 80K price and a 0 to 60 in less than 3 secs and look incredible awesome….then yeah people will pay. This would be a Halo car..like the Lexus LFA…they don’t have to make a lot of them….they just need to do it. Honda is too scared to do it…So Hyundai will step up and bring its balls to the table and come out with one.

  • Rob

    Exactly! Kudos to Hyundai for having balls! Honda is dying a slow death… and Toyota seems to be on the same path.

  • Tom

    Shack: I will… Rather pay 80 to 100,000 for a Hyundai than paying that for a Bankrupted Detroid crap, Ford included.

  • johnny

    If they make a GT-R rival, I hope they make one that doesn’t fall apart like the Nissan when you use launch control. The “R” stands for replace because that’s what you have to do with this GT’s combined transmission and differential when you take it on the track or drag race it. LOL

  • Sam

    This is so gay. To think that Hyundai has enough R&D to do what the other brands took decades to do is a joke. They gotta learn their place.

  • kb

    I think hyundai have more that enough resources to do a proper r&d, hyundai is a gigantic holding of enterprises, they build from large freighter and big cranes to small electronics devices, certainly no financial nor technical issue is a real thread for them, i will wait for the result first.