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The Next-Gen Hyundai Genesis Coupe May Have a V8

Now we're talking.

The first-generation Hyundai Genesis Coupe was a significant leap forward for the South Korean automaker. For the first time ever, it offered realistic competition to the likes of other RWD coupes, notably the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. Obviously the latter two have their loyal buyers, but for anyone looking for something new and different, the Genesis Coupe represents a solid alternative. However, what it didn’t come with (which its sedan sibling did) was a V8.

Buyers had to settle for either a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 3.8-liter V6. Both are good engines, but a V8 would have been a whole lot better. Thankfully, it appears that Hyundai has realized this mistake. According to a report coming from Australian publication Go Auto, Hyundai is considering offering its 5.0-liter Tau V8 in the upcoming next-gen Genesis Coupe. Its design will likely resemble the HND-9 Concept (pictured here) that was unveiled last year. We’ve already learned Hyundai will drop the turbo four. Perhaps the V6 will become the new entry-level engine while the V8 will be optional. Finger's crossed.

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