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    txvmax is offline Registered Member What I drive: 2G Genesis 5.0 V8 Ultimate
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    Default Made the jump. G80 Sport

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    Hey guys just upgraded today to an 18 Sport. Grey with black interior. I LOVE IT. Traded my 15 5.0 Ultimate. Take the power from the 5.0 revving from 4000-6000rpm and transfer it to 1700-5000. It comes on boost really strong at 3000 and the back wiggles for traction. It's quick. The new steering wheel is a very nice change. Copper accents really tie things together. I have a couple bad videos and some good pics. Yes it's expensive.. basically 56k which is a lot but it's fully loaded and currently 2,500 rebate. It's worth the trade should anyone be on the fence. I highly recommend. The layouts different obviously. The Lexicon 17 spkr system is even better than before. They incorporated some sound settings that really enhance the sound. My favorite thing that really classes up or appears expensive is the black suede headliner. It continue down all pillars and across the roof cover. It's beautiful. Just like the Audi S7 I sampled. Not sure how to upload videos but great car.


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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

    Congrats! Post them on YouTube and give us links!

    2015 Genesis V8 5.0 Ultimate
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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

    Congrats! You must be one of the first. Any comments on the handling? How is the suspension compared to your old car?

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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

    Congrats dude. Drive it well!

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    Congratulations! Any more thoughts regarding the handling and overall performance?

    I haven't driven the G80 Sport yet but I got to spend time with it at the local autoshow and one of the things I noticed that you pointed out is how the sound system is better. The 17-speaker Lexicon system in the Sport has QuantumLogic 7.1 surround and it sounds fantastic compared to the system in the 2017s -- definitely sounds more like the G90's system.
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    Drove the G80 yesterday on and extended test drive in SoCal. First off, the car is striking in person. Much more captivating than the 2017 (TBD when the non-sport '18's come out). My first impression of the car from the exterior was that the front is by far its best view. Its profile is nice, but the wheels (IMHO) seem too small for its large stature. The rear is pleasant but nothing special compared to previous models (the V8). As to the driving, the car does have a lot of "get-up." I barely noticed doing 75mph, and 91mph came effortlessly, other than that, it feels very similar to the '16 and 17' Ultimate I've driven.
    For me, the G80s has been a long time coming, been looking at Genesis since '15 and barring an incredible discount on an A6 3.0T competition package; this will be my next "whip"
    Last edited by akeelj; 05-14-2017 at 11:35 PM.

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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by akeelj View Post
    Drove the G80 yesterday
    Which engine did you drive and rwd or awd ?

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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

    Wow congratulations buddy. I'm hoping to join you soon lol. I do have a question tho, u said there's a 2,500 rebate but I couldn't find that anywhere. Who told you about it?

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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

    RWD, no need for an AWD in SoCal
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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

    Are the paddles in the sport still creaky plastic?

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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

    Congrats on the new Genesis can't wait to see pics!

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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

    I should have included more basic information and I'll try and answer the questions posted. I have the following:

    2018 Genesis Sport - Drk Grey w/black interior.
    2 wheel drive not 4.
    The transmission seems more positive and shifts quickly and smooth.
    There is a noticeable difference in the suspension modes. Normal To Sport as well as Eco. In Sport the car kinda of tenses waiting on your right foot. Good damping and not jarring on highway and bumps. Also truthfully, it seems to be about 1/4 to a 1/3 more quite on highway. It does growl when you step into it and while not the 5.0 sound it's good.
    The shift paddels appear to be and feel aluminum. They do have an "edge" to them but not sharp...more cupped on the back.
    The alternate stereo setting do make a difference. It's noticeable.
    The copper tone to seats in th sun is fantastic. It just takes the car up one level but it's nice.
    As far as the 2,500$ rebate....they didn't say specifically but this is my 4th Genesis sedan so I'm not sure (loyalty program?). Salesman said this car has a 2,500$ rebate we can apply but not really discounting other than that. Please post any questions and I'll answer asap. The Sport is definitely worth the upgraded price. It's just one step above the G80 but it's a big step. I grew up in the 80's and this reminds of me of a four door modern very very nice Buck GNX. Stressing very nice.

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    [QUOTE=akeelj;238534]
    Quote Originally Posted by jailer View Post
    Which engine did you drive and rwd or awd ?[/QUOTE

    RWD, no need for an AWD in sunny SoCal
    It's RWD. Supposedly really hard to get awd in Texas

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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by txvmax View Post
    There is a noticeable difference in the suspension modes. Normal To Sport as well as Eco. In Sport the car kinda of tenses waiting on your right foot. Good damping and not jarring on highway and bumps.
    Sport, Normal and Eco are drive modes - are you saying that the drive mode changes suspension settings? Is there a separate setting for the CDC suspension? If so, what modes are available? From the Genesis website, I was led to believe the CDC suspension was automatic and not tied to drive modes?

    "SPORT CDC SUSPENSION
    During normal driving, the Continuous Damping Control system automatically adjusts damping force ensuring you superior ride comfort. Damping force is increased during aggressive driving for enhanced precision, stability and control."


    I would also imagine that the overall suspension tuning is different that the standard G80's?

    BTW - would love to see pictures of your Himalayan Gray G80 Sport in sunlight...
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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

    Seats look badasss...... wonder if this thing can hang with v-sport, 540i etc......



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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

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    To get a taste of what it's like behind this engine...... this is probably the best virtual experience as of right now. This dude is a M3 owner, bmw fanatic and car reviewer. He is in the heavier G90. THE WHOLE vid is pretty damnn good but PAY ATTENTION STARTING 16:40....... when he drives it. He gives good impressions of what it feels like.



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