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2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
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Posted 7/21/08

killar wrote:


RossoCorsa wrote:


killar wrote:

I like it. It shows that they want to change and become something respected and not a toy car maker.


I agree. Plus the 2nd gen tiburon has a huge array of aftermarket options overseas. a lot of tibs are rocking superchargers and currently jumping into the 12's without insanely high psi.

oh hey, btw how did the carbon fiber parts turn out?


Not well. We used the wrong kind of resin and it reacted with the clear making a funky color fade thing that really sucked. We were able to fix some of it but the other parts need to be redone completely with different resin. Right now I'm trying to get my hands on (or build) a vacuum bag setup then we will try it again. This next time things should go perfect.



coolcool. oh another thing you can do is go call up specific well-known carbon fiber specialists like APR performance and ask them for reference sake what kind of resin they use for their products. Tell them you're shopping for long-lasting carbon fiber products and want to know what resins each uses so you know you're making a sound decision. (making them the expert and stroking their ego helps a ton, but i'm sure you know that as an auto aficionado).

have you done anything major like lip kits and hoods yet? I'm trying to figure out how to make scratch molds and composites that're completely symmetrical (sorry if i need to take it to PM's)
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Posted 7/22/08
Honestly, if almost any other company was building it I'd find it teh sex. But let's face reality: the korean companies are notorious for poor quality at every level. Expect poor panel fitting, cheap drivetrian components, and an uncomfortable interior. This means ugly looks, unreliable, and uncomfortable. Working for an automotive supplier and having hyundai as one of our customers I can tell you for a fact that they don't care about anything but the bare minimum they can get, ditto for kia.

If it's going to be 30grand or over, get the pontiac G8 instead (if in america). A more affordable holden brought into the US market with a 361 hp V8 and a chassis that's every bit as good as a BMW's for about 30grand once you get some nice options. And honestly, the only way that genesis car will be any good is if they charge over 30 grand for it.
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Posted 7/22/08
I wouldn't buy that even if it was 20grand. this looks too much like a Mazda, as far as I'm concerned, hyundai just provides cheaper, lesser quality copies of cars from other manufacturers, and then uses that as it's "trademark car". what I mean by trademark car is like, Mazda = Rx series, Mitsubishi = Lancers, Nissan = Skyline/GTR, Dodge = Vipers, Chevy = Corvettes, Honda = NSX, Subaru = Impreza, etc.
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Posted 7/24/08

PhilTheAsian824 wrote:


cocoasauce wrote:

... When was the last time a production car matched the numbers and the looks of its concept especially when its scheduled to come out 3 years after the idea was put up. Most of the tme they change little by little every year till they finally show what it was really gonna look like. Now most concept cars are just advertising. They never make them its just showing what they can design.


Uhmm *2009 Camaro*


you cant buy it yet so you dont know
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Posted 7/24/08
Buy a Honda.
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Posted 7/24/08

cocoasauce wrote:


PhilTheAsian824 wrote:


cocoasauce wrote:

... When was the last time a production car matched the numbers and the looks of its concept especially when its scheduled to come out 3 years after the idea was put up. Most of the tme they change little by little every year till they finally show what it was really gonna look like. Now most concept cars are just advertising. They never make them its just showing what they can design.


Uhmm *2009 Camaro*


you cant buy it yet so you dont know


Dawg, I'm in the loop with these kinda cars. It will begin manufacturing 4th quarter of 2008 and will be for sale starting first quarter of 2009.

This is just to prove that sometimes, cars do make it from concept to production without too much change.

Concept Camaro:




Production Camaro:





Most changes were made so it could be cheaper, mass produced, and more driveable.
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Posted 7/24/08

PhilTheAsian824 wrote:


cocoasauce wrote:


PhilTheAsian824 wrote:


cocoasauce wrote:

... When was the last time a production car matched the numbers and the looks of its concept especially when its scheduled to come out 3 years after the idea was put up. Most of the tme they change little by little every year till they finally show what it was really gonna look like. Now most concept cars are just advertising. They never make them its just showing what they can design.


Uhmm *2009 Camaro*


you cant buy it yet so you dont know


Dawg, I'm in the loop with these kinda cars. It will begin manufacturing 4th quarter of 2008 and will be for sale starting first quarter of 2009.

This is just to prove that sometimes, cars do make it from concept to production without too much change.

Concept Camaro:




Production Camaro:





Most changes were made so it could be cheaper, mass produced, and more driveable.


ok there were changes and so what i said doesnt change they dont make cars as good looking as the concepts. Even if its to make the car easyier to use its still a change.
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Posted 7/24/08
?? It looks exactly the same as the concept except with blinkers and reverse lights. The concept interior looks the same with addition of electronic things. I wouldnt want to sit in a bare cockpit...


Back on subject.
Hyundai Genesis
Man I checked out the specs on wikipedia. If they really do meet all their target goals and they price it around $30k, the BMW's and Mercedes are gonna get a run for their money. Projected Horsepower for the different engines are gonna be 290 for the V6 and 375 for the V8. 53/47 Balance. AND they're planning to add some impressive add-ons including an audio system found only in the Rolls-Royce Phantom.
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Posted 7/28/08
japgenius, what is your reasoning for your ignorant statement? Because it's korean? If that's the reason, then what a tool and racist you are. Did you know that hyundai is the 5th biggest automakter in the world from being 11th less than 10 years ago? You know why? If it's that shitty, why is it beating honda and nissan? Because the hyundai cars have dramatically improved quality wise over the years and nowadays their quality is on par with any jap cars if not better. Looks wise, they need to work on it but how stylish were the early nissans or hondas? But this car does look good and def worth taking a look at.
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Posted 7/28/08
1/4 window is teh sux... but RWD makes it good in my book!
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Posted 7/29/08
those pictures are just what you can do if modified. not what they are going to produce. anyways i would rather pay more for better quality, handling, and performance.
Posted 7/29/08
That's not too shabby for a Hyundai. I hope they keep stepping up their designs.
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Posted 7/29/08
Give hyundai another 5-10 years and they will be in the top 2 automakers. Straight up, look at samsung. It used to be synonymous with cheap korean electronics a decade ago. Now, they've overtaken Sony (which used to be the biggest electronics company) to become worlds best and biggest electronics producer.
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Posted 7/30/08
it looks awsome, but it does remind me of the evo
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Posted 7/30/08
wooow

nice car

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