The next Hyundai Genesis Coupe might be getting a dose of eight-cylinder muscle.
A report from Australian site GoAuto suggests that the next Genesis Coupe will be offered with a version of the company’s Tau 5.0-liter V8 that makes 420 hp in the current Genesis luxury sedan. That version of the car would be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels.
If the report proves true, the V8 Genesis Coupe will sit above the turbocharged four-cylinder and V6 models. Hyundai previewed the next Genesis Coupe with the HND-9 Concept at the Seoul Motor Show last year.
The up-swept rear end and roofline are expected to live on in series production, but the butterfly doors will be axed in favor of more traditional equipment.
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