Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dyno'd : Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T gets strapped onto dyno

Edmunds' Inside Line have been doing some thorough tests with the new 2010 Genesis Coupe. They started off with putting the high-end Genesis Coupe 3.8 on the dyno test, and comparing it to Infiniti's G37 Coupe. Well, it's time to see what the low-end Genesis Coupe with the R-Spec package would fair on the dyno.

The R-Spec package on the Genesis Coupe gives it a light-weight racing character. The R-Spec adds a series of performance orientated goodies such as track-tuned suspension, 19-inch gunmetal-finish alloy wheels with performance summer tires, Brembo braking system, Torsen limited-slip differential, R-Spec badging, and a turbocharged 2.0L engine mated to a simple 6-speed manual.

Hyundai's official rating of the Genesis Coupe 2.0T is 210 hp and 223 lb-ft of torque. However, when Edmunds tested it, it was producing 197 hp at the rear-wheels with 227 lb-ft of torque. So if we consider the 15% power-to-wheel loss, the engine should be atleast producing more than 225 hp and about 260 lb-ft of torque.

So with a bit of tuning with the exhaust system, there should be a lot more power extracted from the Genesis Coupe 2.0T. It just shows that factory claims shouldn't necessarily be true, but they may even be better.

Source : [Inside Line]

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