Interesting new car
Hyundai Concept Genesis
in 2008 the Hyundai Genesis should go on sale in the US, some interesting notes:
"The Korean company is taking a dead shot at Lexus and Infiniti, and if it can mix it up with BMW and Audi, all the better."
"Concept Genesis is powered by a newly developed dohc 32-valve 4.6-liter V-8 — officially named Tau — which Hyundai says will make “well over 300 bhp,” along with more than 300 lb.-ft. of torque; a ZF 6-speed automatic with Shiftronic manual ability "
"A limited-slip rear differential (not a standard feature on most cars in this class) and the car's 53/47 front/rear weight distribution"
"driver-selectable suspension settings should allow for comfortable around-town cruising, with sportier dynamics when the going gets twisty"
"a claimed 12-14 percent higher dynamic torsional rigidity (with also a lower body-in-white weight) than the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class."
"Neat features include adaptive cruise control, eight airbags, heated/cooled seats, HID headlamps with adaptive leveling and a navigation system with a backup camera. As with every Hyundai, one of the key selling points will be its bargain price. In this case, that means a starting price “well under $30,000.”
this might be one hell of a car for the money, it will be interesting, especially with a 100,000 mile warranty.