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Hyundai Tiburon, Coupe
#154 of 182 Concept version revealed
Nov 14, 2007 (4:51 pm)
Mods, please change the title of the thread to RWD Genesis Coupe, as it has been confirmed at the press conference about 2 an half hours ago it is a separate model to the FWD Tiburon (as expected).
CONCEPT GENESIS COUPE SPECIFICATIONS
· Configuration: Front engine, rear-wheel drive sports coupe
· Wheelbase: 2,820 mm / 111 inches
· Overall length: 4,666 mm / 183.7 inches
· Overall width: 1,902 mm / 74.9 inches
· Overall height: 1,386 mm / 54.5 inches
· Wheels: 20-inch, five-spoke
· Tires: Hankook 255/35 ZR front and 275/35 ZR rear
PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION CAR DETAILS
· Engine type: V6
· Estimated horsepower: more than 300 horsepower
· Estimated torque: more than 250 lb. ft.
· Displacement: 3.8 liters
· Block material: high pressure die cast aluminum
· Cylinder head material: aluminum
· Valvetrain: Dual Over Head Cam (DOHC)
· Valve timing: continuous variable valve timing
· Estimated 0-60 mph: under 6 seconds
· Transmission type: 6-speed manual
· Front brakes: Brembo, 340 mm disc, twin-piston calipers
· Rear brakes: Brembo, 330 mm disc, twin-piston calipers
· Limited slip differential
More: http://www.autoblog.com/2007/11/14/la-2007-liveblogging-hyundai-rwd-coupe-reveal- -at-5-30-pm-es/
#155 of 182 Re: BK and tiburon [paisan]
Nov 15, 2007 (4:08 pm)
When first introduced back in winter 2004/2005, the markups were ridiculous, due to the so-called "gotta have it". Stickers of $38K+ were the norm. Take a swing over to the GTO forums and look up the past posts from that time-frame. And remember these were the 350hp LS1s. In my neck of the woods, Chi-town, not only were there these crazy mark-ups but also dealers wanted deposits just to test-drive them. Of course these sat, the 2005s sat
Why do you think:
the 04s sat
the '05s sat but picked up late in the season
Sales were reduced. Remember, they were to bring over 18K/year for 3 years, but then the next years figures were reduced to 12K. Had nothing to do with plant capacity, shipping or any of the other reasons given. It was due to the dealer asking prices / practices, stalling in the market. Then the fire sales went into effect and they started moving. A decent portion of the 2005 sales were actually 2004 cars! Many just waited until the fire sale, as you stated, catching them at invoice. Hell, the Pontiac dealer by me still has a couple '06s (and no, they're not trade-ins). A shame because the car itself was a pretty decent Chevrolet, a decent Camaro replacement, not a GTO in many people's book.
Slight touch-up to add GTO character (split dual exhaust outlets, hood scoop)
Again, a shame as the car was pretty decent, reading about it for years and when they finally bring it over, it pretty much flopped sales-wise.
Back to Genesis Coupe / Tiburon, whatever...
#156 of 182 Re: BK and tiburon [jae5]
Nov 15, 2007 (4:31 pm)
Yup I really wanted one, test drove it, but a few things stopped me from picking it up, mostly the non-compatibility with any parts sold here. Couldn't get wide tires to fit under the fenders, and numerous other "gotta order from Australia" parts which basically made it only good if you planned to keep it stock.
#157 of 182 Re: BK and tiburon [paisan]
Nov 16, 2007 (5:00 am)
Yes. It just seems GM/Lutz/Pontiac really messed up what was a bright spot in their sea of ho-hum product offerings and SUVs. It seems they just figured: it's a coupe, it's fast, we can slap a Poncho Grand Am frontend on it and viola GTO. We'll sell a million of 'em!! And we can get a gob of money for it since it's named GTO. Customer support, parts availability, what's that?
But back to the subject at hand, I'm not really feeling the SEMA 2F2F Special that was posted earlier. Just not into the ricer thing, even when I owned a used Datsun/Nissan turbo coupe years back as a kid. I like the previous pics of, what I hope to be, the production version (sitting next to the Mustang). I need to find some frontal shots of this coupe. Again, I like the current gen Tibby and if the pics of the new one are accurate, has the drivetrain options -even if it doesn't come with a V8-, at a good price point, say in the mid-20K range with the hi-po V6 and good options, I can see this rig in my garage.
#158 of 182 Re: BK and tiburon [jae5]
Nov 16, 2007 (5:20 pm)
Yeah if it's cheap and hi-po V6 with the RWD it'll become a track monster. Heck it could concievably become the next miata in terms of road racing. Right now road racing is really lacking in the F-R car with good handling, the V6 with a bunch of power could actually out-handle a V8 version.
#159 of 182 Re: BK and tiburon [paisan]
Nov 17, 2007 (11:52 am)
It is being billed as the most affordable 300hp+ sports car; the only turbo 4 rear wheel to hit the market.
#160 of 182 Re: BK and tiburon [joe97]
Nov 17, 2007 (11:10 pm)
that must means under $25,000 for the v-6, and who knows how much for the turbo. looks like it undercuts the Genesis sedan by around 5k, and probably priced somewhere between the Sonata and Azera.
#161 of 182 Not A RWD tib
Nov 18, 2007 (4:18 am)
At LA show, Hyundai said that the Genesis coupe is not a successor to the FWD Tiburon....the Veloster concept [a FWD w/2.0 L and 5 speed AT] will be the future Tiburon (expected 2009-'10)...............it will start at about the same price as the current Tiburon
#162 of 182 Re: BK and tiburon [akuma]
Nov 18, 2007 (3:57 pm)
Turbo4 is the base engine will cost less than the V6 version. I'd venture to guess around 20K base
#163 of 182 Re: Not A RWD tib [aneesh]
Nov 18, 2007 (3:58 pm)
Yeah, the Genesis coupe is a separate model to the FWD Tiburon. Mods, can we change the title to Genesis Coupe?