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Did any Canadian owners go to the 2019 Runway Event that Genesis held at Toronto Pearson Airport? Invite to the event was by email only to owners and members of the press.
It looked like a great opportunity to use the G70 well beyond what's legal on the street since Genesis Canada setup a "high speed autocross follow by a slalom, a high speed acceleration stretch, and a low speed winding handling course". Hopefully Genesis holds more of these events for the average owner. For the rest of us, who's planning to use the G70 as a weekend warrior on the autocross, drag strip, time attack, road course, etc?

Here's how it performs according to one publication that attended, double clutch magazine:
  • "Genesis had set up three sections; a high speed autocross follow by a slalom, a high speed acceleration stretch, and a low speed winding handling course. The G70 3.3T performed admirably in all scenarios, more than holding its own against any challenges we threw at it."
  • "In Sport mode, the G70’s all-wheel-drive system has the ability to send 80 to 100% of its power to the rear wheels, and with the help of its mechanical limited slip differential system, we were able to get through the course tidily with minimal understeer felt. The G70 felt planted to the ground as we flung it from one direction to another, and we received great feedback from the steering throughout the day. The Brembo brakes were excellent as well, offering us predictability and minimal fade in stopping power. During our straight-line acceleration test, the 365-horsepwer twin-turbo 3.3L V6 engine delivered effortless power throughout the stretch and there was no let up until way past 150 km/h."
 

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This would've been a great event to go to, I'm so jealous of everyone who went! There's nothing like gunning it down a race track, let alone on an airport runway!
 

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Here's a really cool video of the event. It's too bad they weren't able to reach top speed on the runway. Hopefully someone on the forum was able to attend this event.
 

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Some automakers hold events at actual venues with various race tracks. If Genesis is serious they'll hold at least a few.

Heck, Acura did with the new RDX and TLX... Genesis has no excuse. You won't be able to hit stop speed on most of those but still better than a makeshift track.
 

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Don't bother waiting. Just head to your local race track on a weekend and pay for some track time which isn't much typically. If not, spirited driving on winding roads will do.

 
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