Coupe 3,8 full video review from Nurburgring Nordschleife

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[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IdpsR-GjLg[/YOUTUBE]
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Full review of the new Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3,8 automatic on Nurburgring Nordschleife - the most demanded race track of the world, done by Dmitry Sokolov - drive expert of russian Top Gear magazine
 

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I keep putting links to this on other forums - along with the info that the Coupe did its lap in 8:47 with other cars on the track. The ZL1 Camaro did its lap in 7:41 or so and Chevrolet paid to have the track MT so the Camaro wouldn't have to pass anyone and be slowed down.

For some reason no one ever responds to my posts??:D
 

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I'll respond :) Great video find!!

I have to remark on the refreshing honesty of the race driver and his review. The American/British media tends not to be honest about the coupe, as they are pushing American muscle cars and German imports, so somehow the Korean Genesis Coupe always loses in their comparisons. On the road, it's a different story. Even the Top Gear UK show snubbed the concept coupe back in 2007, hasn't reviewed it at all, yet drools over the somewhat similar GT-R. That's also funny because Jeremy Clarkson struggled to break a 10-minute time on the 'Ring.

This video lap proves it's not so much the car but the driver, as on his first try he caught up to and passed 911s with far more power and supposedly better handling, and totally lost his chase car, waiting for it to catch up after crossing the line. I totally agree about the balance, as I've found my car to be remarkable in how it corners. As he said, his time was really about 8:20 due to having to slow down for a crash, and I'd wager a 3.8 R-Spec with a manual would do better still, as he complained about the brakes and tranny getting too hot, so the lighter manual would help both problems.

So, Awesome! :)
 

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1G Genesis Coupe (2009-2016)
I wonder how the newer (of course, such as my new-to-me 2015 Ultimate with 8-speed transmission) would fair on the Ring? The 8-speed combined with more power than the one that he drove?
 
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