Enthusiasts know, for true high performance you need Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) and lots of power. Genesis Coupe has both. It’s equipped with a powerful 3.8L V6 that generates 348 hp* and a smooth shifting 8-speed automatic transmission.**
*Based on premium fuel. **Available.
The 3.8-liter V6 features Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), creating low-end torque and high-end power. To go along with its responsive, free-revving character and throaty rumble, the V6 engine has a high-performance intake and exhaust system for more power at all engine speeds. Best of all, its peak performance is a beefy 348 hp.* Giddyup!
*Based on premium fuel.
The only available 8-speed automatic transmission in its class* with rev-matching also has a lock-up torque converter, SHIFTRONIC® and paddle shifters. The close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission has been upgraded with carbon synchronizer rings for quicker, smoother and more precise shifts.
*Claim based on comparison of specifications on manufacturer websites.
It started out as a technique drivers would hone for more precise downshifts and greater performance on the track. Now, when downshifting, the available 8-speed automatic in the Genesis Coupe “blips” the throttle to match the RPM of the gear you are downshifting to.
With its responsive Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) design, the Genesis Coupe has performance built into its DNA. Start with the ultra-rigid unibody chassis and add the available track-tuned suspension, Torsen® limited-slip differential, 19-inch Euroflange dark-graphite-finish alloy wheels and Brembo® braking system, and there’s no doubt this is a sport coupe with a purpose. Plus R-Spec drivers drop into special sport seats with large side bolsters, for added confidence and security during cornering maneuvers.
A stronger frame means better handling and dynamic response, too. The steel chassis gives the suspension a stable platform that keeps you in contact with the road and simultaneously dampens unpleasant vibrations that would otherwise resonate throughout the cabin.
We scrutinized some of the world’s finest coupes before developing our sport- and track-tuned suspension calibrations. All models feature dual-link MacPherson struts for more precise steering, plus a 5-link multi-link rear suspension for optimal grip over uneven road surfaces and during extreme lateral loads. Even during spirited driving, gas-pressurized shock absorbers assure firm, consistent control.
The Ultimate and R-Spec models feature track-tuned spring, damper and stabilizer bar settings that satisfy the most demanding enthusiast. Camber adjustment bolts let drivers make additional suspension tuning changes. But that’s not all. There’s a rear Torsen limited-slip differential that guarantees better control and acceleration out of tight corners. Sticky, staggered fitment performance tires on 19-inch Euroflange dark-graphite-finish alloy wheels. And higher-performance Brembo® brakes, for when you just want to pull over and take it all in.