2012 Hyundai Genesis Review – TTAC

TTAC reviews the 2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec, the baddest Genesis of them all, and has this to say:

Oversteer can’t be dialed in nearly as progressively or intuitively as in a BMW or GM vehicle with right-wheel-drive. Perhaps for this reason Hyundai (like Infiniti with the similarly-afflicted G37) opted for a crude fix: prod the V8 to kick out the tail and the stability control cuts in early and hard. Sticky treads notwithstanding, the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec is most in its element when traveling through broad sweepers or, better yet, in a straight line.

Strange, an import that behaves more like a classic American car. Of course, Hyundai is new at this luxury / performance car game, and they’ve already come a long way. Just offering a 429 horsepower 5.0 liter V8-powered sedan is a big deal. Give it a few years, and the Genesis may actual give the German cars a run for their money without folks laughing.

Published on September 14, 2011 in Car Reviews

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