Let me start this out by saying, if you are in the market for a rear-wheel-drive coupe that looks great, performs great, and doesn’t kill your pocketbook at least test drive the Genesis Coupe. I did, and bought one. I personally own a 3.8 V6 Grand Touring. I bought that model because everything I read about the Track model said it was too harsh for everyday driving. I’m extremely happy with my purchase and love my car, but can’t help but want to put the Track model on the track!
This yellow coupe definitely stands out from the crowd. I had it in my eyes set on it from the get go and as soon as I saw it open I was going to jump in it. Then disaster, the Genesis was pulled into the garage after running off the track. There was talk about not letting anyone else drive it, but it ended up being ok. Alas it scared the people at Hyundai so much that they restricted it to private roads only, so no track time.
So to the street we go. First things first, yes this car has some tight suspension but boy does it grip and go, staying flat around the corners. The power is the same as my grand touring but the way it’s put to the ground with the limited-slip differential gives you that extra kick. The shifter seems a little more crisp too, this could be because it’s a 2011 and mine is 2010 or it might just have an upgraded shifter, I’m not really sure.
Overall I think I made the right choice with the Grand Touring over the Track model. Its more composed and comfortable for everyday driving, but man do I wish I had an open track to take this car out on.
Thanks to our friends at Non-Stock Photography for the photos.
Car was driven and reviewed by Adam Moore at the Texas Auto Roundup in conjunction with the .