2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Confirmed With 350-HP V6, 275-HP 2.0L Turbo

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Now that we know what the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is going to look like, our speculation as to what will be under the hood can also end. Hyundai has officially announced that the new Genesis Coupe will come with a 2.0 TCI base engine and a direct-injection version of the Lambda 3.8. The 2.0L turbo will pack 275-hp while the 3.8L GDi will come with 350-hp – even more than the Genesis Sedan, which is rated at 333-hp.

Both engines will be offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual option. What is most impressive is that the V6 Genesis Coupe will pack more horsepower than the Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.

These details, while official, are for Korean-spec models. Official US specs won’t be announced until the Detroit Auto Show in January.

GALLERY: 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Mchvgs Mchvgs on Jul 16, 2012

    Where is the V8??? I'll buy one when it can compete with real sports cars. I keep reading comparisons to mustangs, and other crap cars. Put the V8 in this car, and put it against a vett, Porsche, or the Nissian GTR. Then watch the people line up to buy one. As long as Hyundai is unwilling to push the limit with the gennisis body (starting to think the chassi is to week to Handel the V8), I am not willing to by a Hyundai unless it is top 5% performing car... Seems they still have a way to go in my book.