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Old 04-29-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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Camaro v6 vs. Genesis 3.8 Track

Heres one for those that asked the question last month

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...ack/index.html
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:33 PM   #2
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what was the question?
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:00 AM   #3
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There's V6 genesis coupes out there that are already putting out 500hp to the wheels. And it's lighter then the Camaro V6. Be on the lookout for spicy Kim Chi out there. It'll cause heartburn and may induce vomiting in competitors.

Don't underestimate the coupe even more so if they drop the V8 in it.
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:09 AM   #4
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Why is it every test that a car can give a Camaro a run for it's money they have the "track pack" or some extra feature to make the tests results closer.

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Old 05-08-2009, 09:16 AM   #5
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Why is it every test that a car can give a Camaro a run for it's money they have the "track pack" or some extra feature to make the tests results closer.

UGGH!
yea just a factory option though. why strip the car for a performance review? the camaro has a package too.
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:21 AM   #6
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yea just a factory option though. why strip the car for a performance review? the camaro ha a package too.
the title has this " 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track"

i think the Track is the track pack
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:27 AM   #7
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It didn't sound like they were giving the Camaro a fair shake to me...too many nitpicky things. But maybe that's me...none of the things they mentioned really mattered to me.

I think the cars were so close...sooo close...that it came down to nitpicky things. I can't fault them for that. But that comment at the end irritated me. About which car will last?

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the camaro has a package too.
It does?
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There's V6 genesis coupes out there that are already putting out 500hp to the wheels. And it's lighter then the Camaro V6. Be on the lookout for spicy Kim Chi out there. It'll cause heartburn and may induce vomiting in competitors.

Don't underestimate the coupe even more so if they drop the V8 in it.
I'd love to see some kinds to these 500RWHP coupes and I thought they couldn't put the V8 in that thing because it does not fit.

What would happen if they put a V8 in the Camaro? Oh wait... they DO!
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It didn't sound like they were giving the Camaro a fair shake to me...too many nitpicky things. But maybe that's me...none of the things they mentioned really mattered to me.

I think the cars were so close...sooo close...that it came down to nitpicky things. I can't fault them for that. But that comment at the end irritated me. About which car will last?


It does?

yes it says 2lt package

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yes it says 2lt package
How does that equate to the Track package on the Genesis coupe?
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:02 PM   #11
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How does that equate to the Track package on the Genesis coupe?
All Camaros have a package. A really, really big package.

The competitors charge you extra.
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I'd love to see some kinds to these 500RWHP coupes and I thought they couldn't put the V8 in that thing because it does not fit.

What would happen if they put a V8 in the Camaro? Oh wait... they DO!
They already have the V8 engine in the sedan. Both cars are based on the Genesis platform. So you do the math. It's bound to happen sometime in the future, if not by the manufacturer, most certainly by hobbyists.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:25 PM   #14
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They already have the V8 engine in the sedan. Both cars are based on the Genesis platform. So you do the math. It's bound to happen sometime in the future, if not by the manufacturer, most certainly by hobbyists.
The V8 will not fit inside the existing sheetmetal. It's a fact. Dropping in a V8 is going to require serious exterior work and will be cost prohibitive except for a few examples made be folks with more money than brains.

There will probably be more Jet powered Camaros than V8-powered Genesi.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:51 PM   #15
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i love how they are saying watch out for 500 rw hp in a genesis. you can mod any car t be fast. its been proven soo many times.
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:33 AM   #16
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i love how they are saying watch out for 500 rw hp in a genesis. you can mod any car t be fast. its been proven soo many times.
?Watch out for my 1500 HP camry?
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:55 AM   #17
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yea nice comp. top of the line Genesis vs base maro!
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:35 AM   #18
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yea nice comp. top of the line Genesis vs base maro!
2lt isn't exactly a base model Camaro. It's the top of the line V6.
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2lt isn't exactly a base model Camaro. It's the top of the line V6.


but its sill the smallest motor for the car in the 2LT, the 3.8 isnt the smallest genesis motor
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Let's put this another way.

The Genesis has a track package and performs slightly better than the V6 Camaro but costs somewhat more.

On the other side you have the Camaro turning heads and stopping traffic everywhere it first appears, while the Genesis is invisible to the general public.

I would say that counts for something.
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:57 AM   #22
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On the other side you have the Camaro turning heads and stopping traffic everywhere it first appears, while the Genesis is invisible to the general public.
I would'nt say that. Go over to the gencoupe forum and there are all kinds of reports of double takes and people digging the car. It sounds like it looks even better in person too.
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I would'nt say that. Go over to the gencoupe forum and there are all kinds of reports of double takes and people digging the car. It sounds like it looks even better in person too.
What do you expect on a genesis forum?

I was referring to the general public.

Sore, you roll into a "tuner" meet with a genesis and there's bound to be some people who are into that type of car who will give it attention.



What I am referring to is the general non-car masses here:

How many local and national news programs had a segment about the unveiling of the genesis coupe?

How many mainstream media reviews of the genesis went out of their way to point out the way the car attracted attention and drew crowds?

I'm sure you could probably find a forum where some owner was bragging about getting attention, and maybe a review or two which said some people turned their heads or were surprised it was a hyundai... but it's far and away NOT the same kind of appeal as the new Camaro. You will never convince me it's the same thing.

As far as I'm concerned the crowd appeal of the genesis is going to be much the same as a new Accord or new Camry... i.e. minimal.
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I'm just saying the new gencoupe has been turning some heads of the "general public". Maybe it won't turn as many as the camaro as I agree it does look a little better IMO, but some people like the sleeker look of the gen better. I think both cars need some work on the front end though. BTW, the new mustang looks pretty good to me too and I'm sure it won't turn as many heads as the other two since its not a whole lot different than the last model, but it sure is quick for "only" having 315hp...
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I don't get why they think this is a good comparison. Sure, performance numbers are close but I severely doubt anybody is debating which one they should buy. They just don't get it? I guess they had to have some V6 that could come close in performance.
Will they compare it to the 2010 Taurus SHO 3.5 liter DI twin turbo luxury sedan next. Hey its got more horsepower...
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