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Steane Klose | Mar 18, 2009

When we first heard that Hyundai's RWD Genesis Coupe would be offered with the choice of a naturally-aspirated V6 or a force-fed four-cylinder, it was easy to tell which would receive the lion's share of attention from tuners.

But before the aftermarket gets busy bumping up the numbers, it's imperative we know what the 2.0 litre turbo mill can do straight out of the box.

The lads at Inside Line have strapped a Genesis Coupe to the dyno and shared their results. The numbers indicate that there are good things ahead for the turbo Genesis, and numbers don't lie.

hyundai_genesis_coupe_turbo_dyno

That's 147kW (197hp) at around the 6000rpm mark and peak torque of 311Nm (227 lb-ft) at 2500rpm.

Given the car is rated at 156kW and 305Nm (223ft-lb) at the flywheel it's highly likely that the Genesis Coupe, like many turbo cars, is underrated from the factory.

The run-in question was performed in fourth gear, with third producing lower peak torque figures as the engine speed increased faster than the turbo could respond.

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Inside Line also noted the above which shows how inefficient the factory exhaust system is.

On a turbo car, a free-flowing exhaust is imperative and can free up copious amounts of power and torque. It's not hard to see where tuners will be looking for more power first.

We think there are big things ahead for Hyundai's up-and-coming cult car and we'll be absolutely devastated if it doesn't wind up in Australia.

It'd be just our luck, of course, but we'd be devastated nonetheless. Still, fingers crossed.

[Source: Inside Line]

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