Hyundai Supercar Still Possible

The rumors are that Hyundai is working on a supercar to rival the Chevy Corvette Z06, Nissan GT-R, Jaguar XK, BMW 650i, Porsche 911 and Cayman. Hyundai’s supercar would be powered by the company’s new all-aluminum 5.0-liter V8 used in the genesis R-Spec and Equus sedans. In addition, the manufacturer is considering front and midengine designs.

The South Korean automaker that recently began growing its sales bypassing its competitors, is working on a V8-powered supercar that would cost between $80.000 and $100.000.

The new Hyundai supercar will go head to head with “top racers” like Nissan GT-r and the Porsche 911.

The Hyundai CEO John Krafcik, didn’t confirmed the rumors regarding the supercar, saying that it is a “scurrilous nonsense” as related by But rumors persist that a midengine design is considered. The only engine in the plans is the company’s new all-aluminum Tao 5.0-liter that is now powering the Genesis R-Spec and will soon be under the hood of a larger and more expensive Equus sedan. In the Genesis R-Spec sedan the engine is rated at 429 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque.

An all-wheel drive will probably not be considering due to the cost and weight factors. If the South Korean will decide to use the V8 engine that will put all its 429 horse power to the rear wheels, it still remains a question of what transmission will they use.

But if the supercar becomes reality it will definitely be a tough opponent for the competition.
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