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Hyundai Tiburon, Coupe
#46 of 182 It's Coming....Sooner than You Think!
Jul 20, 2006 (3:44 pm)
Wicked name dude, GTB...but on another note, it is official: the 2007 Tiburon will be RWD with a HUGE ass engine, about 350HP+. How do I know? I work at a Hyundai dealership and I had to find out, cuz the Tibby is my fave car ever! I'm living a fanboy's dream, being around my fave cars all the time!!! :O D
But yeah, '07 will be the year of the killer shark, Hyundai's keeping it very hush-hush and under wraps so they can surprise everyone with the new halo car!
#47 of 182 Re: It's Coming....Sooner than You Think! [wylldshark]
Jul 20, 2006 (4:16 pm)
Where are you located? The reason why I ask for your location is because I've been told there would be a facelift first (at least for the US market), and then (the much-touted RWD) next-gen Tibby comes on the market.
#48 of 182 Re: It's Coming....Sooner than You Think! [joe97]
Jul 21, 2006 (3:13 pm)
Ok, here's the beef...we got back from a Hyundai Ride & Drive event for the new Santa Fe, Accent and Entourage, and I gotta lil more info on the new Tib! The next-gen Tib was supposed to debut in November this year at the Paris Auto Show, but strikes in Korea has delayed that debut until sometime around December. Production begins in January '07,should be in lots by Feb. The presentation said "Redesign and RWD" and HP is def 300, with a bigger 350HP as an option.
#49 of 182 Don't trust the underlings, even the heads tell tales.
Jul 22, 2006 (9:48 pm)
A next generation Tiburon debuting at any month this year is highly questionable. I for one completely disagree.
It would be a huge waste of money to redesign both front and back lights, side garnish, offer two different alloy wheel designs, revised exhaust, front and back bumpers. The debut would be much too early and would cause customers to wait and not purchase the just refreshed Tiburon.
I think it will still be a while before Hyundai will create a worthy RWD Tiburon. And for the above post, the 2007 is only a facelift. The 2006 is a carryover and the current spy pics would suggest that the 2008 will be the soonest a new generation Tiburon will arrive.
#50 of 182 Re: It's Coming....Sooner than You Think! [wylldshark]
Jul 23, 2006 (6:51 pm)
More info.... the new Tib coming out next year will also be the basis for a sport sedan along the same vein of the Talus concept earlier this year. That car should be out by '08, '09 at the latest and will be in competition with the Bimmer 760. There aren't any spy pics of the new Tib available anywhere yet, and the vehicle has been in development since the HCD8 concept debuted in '05. The Tiburon is 10 years old, it's time to unveil a real killer shark! It's late, and I have work tomorrow....at Hyundai! Goodnite.
Jul 24, 2006 (8:10 am)
The photos are from a autoshow in China. I forgot the name.
#52 of 182 Re: 2007 TB [diemusik]
Jul 24, 2006 (10:01 am)
Nice photos of the mild facelift for the '07 model.
I think that if THIS is supposed to be the 300+ hp RWD performance coupe long rumored, the crowds would be more than zero deep......
Jul 24, 2006 (11:32 am)
Diemusik, thank you for those pics man! THIS IS the "NEW" TIB. YES it is 300HP RWD. Pretty slick isn't it? We are also awaiting a 4dr sedan with 330HP, it's slated for next year, also based off this styling as I previously noted. Man I get giddy thinking about coming off the line in this baby!