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    Question What's the V6's top speed?

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    Now I must preface, by saying I am not looking for any demonstrated speed here

    My question comes from some of the reviews I have seen in the press. They talk about being a tire rating limited 130mph for the V6. Which is true the Dunlop Sport 5000Ms are H rated (130mph)

    http://www.wheelstudio.com/tire_speed_ratings.php

    I have seen the V8 quoted in reviews as having a top speed of 156mph. However I have noted the V8 is fitted with the same 5000Ms as the V6 (from some of the photo albums on this forum).

    Why would the press quote a tire limited speed for one and not the other?

    If the tire is not the limiting factor what is the V6's top speed?


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    Default Re: What's the V6's top speed?

    I would like to wager a guess based on horsepower, weight of the car, and drag co-efficient. I would say around 142 mph.
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    Default Re: What's the V6's top speed?

    Im pretty sure the v6 will hit near to 160 as the V8...just not as quick

    I dont think either one of them are actually limited except by drag (wind). If I had a good stretch of road and cruising with the jet stream...Im pretty sure the needle would go past 160 in my v8...
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    Default Re: What's the V6's top speed?

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8akX4nIEDU"]YouTube - Hyundai Genesis Sedan 110km/h to 260 km/h run[/ame]

    260Km/h = 161Mph
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    Default Re: What's the V6's top speed?

    "I have seen the V8 quoted in reviews as having a top speed of 156mph. However I have noted the V8 is fitted with the same 5000Ms as the V6 "

    My 5000Ms have a V, not an H. I believe that puts the top speed for the tire at 149.

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    Default Re: What's the V6's top speed?

    Quote Originally Posted by BacktoHyundaibychoice View Post
    "I have seen the V8 quoted in reviews as having a top speed of 156mph. However I have noted the V8 is fitted with the same 5000Ms as the V6 "

    My 5000Ms have a V, not an H. I believe that puts the top speed for the tire at 149.
    Thanks to everyone so far for the feedback and great comments. Sounds like the consensus estimates are between 142 and 161mph.

    BacktoHyundaibychoice, You are right ! I just checked my tires and the Dunlop SP Sport 5000M (235/50 R18) are indeed V rated.

    I guess the press must be refering to the tires on the 17inch rims when talking about an H rating (anyone know if they are different?)

    Great YouTube clip too. Did you notice it was taken in a tunnel? Definitely optimal for minimizing cross wind effects. It still did not say if it was V6 or V8 though.

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    Default Re: What's the V6's top speed?

    the clip was filmed in s.korea and V8 is not available over there. v8 will only come with VI(the replacement of eqqus).

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    Default Re: What's the V6's top speed?

    161 mph sounds a bit optimistic. I wonder if the emission controls, exhaust, ecu, etc. are the same as on the north american version as the Korean domestic version.
    We need someone near sea level to double check tire pressure and find a long flat road!

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    Default Re: What's the V6's top speed?

    Superidler,
    Thanks for the clarification on the tunnel in South Korea. I was worried that was my wife being late on her way to work again in the 4.6.:

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    did any of you notice he is still getting about 7 mpg!!!! HA!!!!

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    Default Re: What's the V6's top speed?

    On a long flat road with little wind, my guess is you can get the V6 up to 135-140mph tops. I'm skeptical of any claim much higher.

    Now, the V8, I think 155mph seems reasonably possible.

    Someone needs to take their Genesis on an episode of PINKS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbmuenkel View Post
    Someone needs to take their Genesis on an episode of PINKS.
    ...and videotape it so that we can all see!!

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    Default Re: What's the V6's top speed?

    Do we have an actual top speed on the V8 model yet? Some say 155, 159, 161, but what can it really do in MPH?
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    Default Re: What's the V6's top speed?

    The tires are V rated which are 149mph and funny thing is I read the March issue of Car and Driver just today and there is a one page write up on the V6 Genesis and it lists top speed @155mph and it says it is limited by a governer(sp?)
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    From this months Car and Driver:

    2009 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 - Specs
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    VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

    PRICE AS TESTED: $36,000 (base price: $33,000)

    ENGINE TYPE: DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection
    Displacement: 231 cu in, 3778cc
    Power (SAE net): 290 bhp @ 6200 rpm
    Torque (SAE net): 264 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

    TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic with manumatic shifting

    DIMENSIONS:
    Wheelbase: 115.6 in Length: 195.9 in Width: 74.4 in Height: 58.3 in
    Curb weight: 3845 lb

    C/D TEST RESULTS:
    Zero to 60 mph: 6.0 sec
    Zero to 100 mph: 15.6 sec
    Zero to 130 mph: 32.4 sec
    Street start, 5–60 mph: 6.4 sec
    Standing ¼-mile: 14.5 sec @ 97 mph
    Top speed (governor limited): 155 mph
    Braking, 70–0 mph: 165 ft
    Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad*: 0.86 g

    FUEL ECONOMY:
    EPA city/highway driving: 18/27 mpg
    C/D observed: 20 mpg
    *Stability-control-inhibited.

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