Hyundai prepping upgraded 429 HP 5.0-liter V8 for Genesis Coupe? –

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one mighty impressive model and one of the few which can actually put up a fight against the big ol’ American muscle cars, like the Ford Mustang or Chevrolet Camaro.

But seeing as two aforementioned rides have gotten an increase in power with the 2011 model year, the Genesis Coupe is lagging behind.

Not for long though, as the South Korean company is preparing a bored out version of the already popular 4.6-liter Tau V8 engine, taking its displacement figure to a nice and round 5.0-liters.

Officially, this upgraded engine will be put to use in the 2011 Genesis Sedan and the new Equus. Unofficially though, sources are saying that the 5.0-liter V8 is also going to be squeezed into the Genesis Coupe, in order to really take the fight to the 2011 Ford Mustang, which has its own 5.0-liter V8 engine.

Performance and power ratings prove that, with the new engine, the South Korean model has the upper hand on the Yankee muscle, with 429 HP beating the ‘Stang’s 412 HP. The Blue Oval pony car does develop more torque, 390 lb-ft, as opposed to Hyundai’s 376 lb-ft, but it will still be one heck of a battle.

Hyundai hasn’t revealed if the 5.0-liter V8 will be used by the Genesis Coupe, but we wouldn’t be too surprised if it will appear. Ford, the ball is now in your court.

Source: Car and Driver via Autoblog

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