Genesis G70 Reviews

NLJ

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Things to consider:

1) The Supra is somewhere between 400 and 600 lb lighter depending on G70 spec.

2) The ZF8 is the single best transmission on the market, and while ours is good, theirs simply shifts quicker.

3) Like most BMW engines, I strongly suspect the 335 hp rating on the B58 in that car is bull**** and the car in fact makes more.

With a clean launch I'm not surprised to see that figure.
Was there a reason why HGK developed their own 8-speed instead of using the ZF?
Also is it different than the FWD based 8-speed on the Sorento, Sante Fe, and etc. which was supposedly derived from the Cadenza?
 

joschneider

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I think Beefers point is that they are going way more all out to give the Supra every chance in the world and it’s not consistent with the g70s review or the reviews of several other cars where they only mentioned doing 1 launch. Of course the Supra is going to put down a better 0-60 but C&D owes everyone more consistency is the point
 

Beefer

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I think Beefers point is that they are going way more all out to give the Supra every chance in the world and it’s not consistent with the g70s review or the reviews of several other cars where they only mentioned doing 1 launch. Of course the Supra is going to put down a better 0-60 but C&D owes everyone more consistency is the point
Exactly. I don’t doubt the Supra is fast. It’s C&D I have an issue with.
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Was there a reason why HGK developed their own 8-speed instead of using the ZF?
Also is it different than the FWD based 8-speed on the Sorento, Sante Fe, and etc. which was supposedly derived from the Cadenza?
I don't know this to be true for certain, but I would hazard a guess that it was for cost reasons.
 
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Toddasaurus

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I don't know this to be true for certain, but I would hazard a guess that it was for cost reasons.

Hmmm... Who knows, really. Even so, I would assume that developing your own transmission would cost much much more than just going with the ZF? Obviously I have no idea how all the business works...
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Was there a reason why HGK developed their own 8-speed instead of using the ZF?
Also is it different than the FWD based 8-speed on the Sorento, Sante Fe, and etc. which was supposedly derived from the Cadenza?
I'll indirectly answer your question by noting that HMG also owns/makes the following steps in the "foodchain": they make their own steel (only automaker to do so), they build the roads/bridges in Korea that carry materials to the plants, they make the ships that carry the cars to their end destinations, they own their own logistics and parts suppliers, they own their advertising agency (Innocean), etc... Hell, they even make the main battle tanks that defend the northern border! (Google "K2 Black Panther" for some cool photos). Vertical integration.

And no, the 8-speed in Genesis models differs substantially from the FWD application - RWD applications with a longitudinal engine layout are inherently very different from FWD transaxle applications.
 
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