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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-21-2019, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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A high peformance model in the works?

I know it was reported awhile back that the G70 would not be getting an N variant. However it seems that a performance model may still be under consideration, just not under Hyundai's new N sub-brand. Maybe the G70 will be getting the naturally aspirated 5.0l V8 from the G80 and G90? 420hp and 407lb-ft of torque. https://www.carscoops.com/2019/01/ge...rformance-g70/
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-21-2019, 01:27 PM
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Genesis will always appeal to people looking for an affordable option so I don't understand the whole "sway buyers from BMW and Benz" that every article throws in..
I've seen people buy other hot sedans like the Lexus IS-F and move to an M3 once they make more money.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-22-2019, 08:23 AM
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Glad to hear that Genesis may be reconsidering this kind of trim. I don't know if they need to necessarily throw in a V8 as I would imagine they still have plenty of tuning they could do on the 3.3 V6. Larger turbos, bigger intake and a remap could go a long way.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-22-2019, 05:28 PM
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It makes you wonder what Infiniti is doing because they had all the resources to come out with the Q50 Eau Rogue, meanwhile we're about to see Genesis do it with the G70!
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-23-2019, 08:25 AM
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Have not really been impressed with anything Infiniti has been producing as of late. I do like the looks of their new QX Inspiration Concept, but they couldn't even get it drive onto the stage at the Detroit Auto Show.
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Have not really been impressed with anything Infiniti has been producing as of late. I do like the looks of their new QX Inspiration Concept, but they couldn't even get it drive onto the stage at the Detroit Auto Show.
Its not just us too, many others think alike and it might be why Infiniti partnered with Mercedes on the QX30.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 08:39 AM
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Now I'm seeing conflicting reports that there wont be a high performance model to rival that of the M3. If it does happen, it doesn't look like it will be for this generation. caranddriver.com/news/a26013612/genesis-no-high-performance-g70
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 04:21 PM
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Even if it happens, I don't think it should. Take it from their sister brand Hyundai that launched a mild performing Veloster performance hatch that doesn't aim to be #1.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-25-2019, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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Genesis will get more serious a performance variant if the G70 if it gains early traction on the market. The biggest obstacle that will prevent this from happening is their dealer network and availability of models.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-28-2019, 12:11 PM
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Genesis will get more serious a performance variant if the G70 if it gains early traction on the market. The biggest obstacle that will prevent this from happening is their dealer network and availability of models.
I'll need to be convinced that Genesis can do that.

I say that because the G70 sits on the old G80 platform and that begs the question of how performance oriented the G70 actually is.
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