Spied: 2010 Hyundai Tiburon (rear-drive, with a V-8!)

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  1. Ronin

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    How do you say “ambitious” in Korean? The same way you say “shark” in Spanish: Tiburon.


    BY STEVE SILER, PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRENDA PRIDDY & CO. August 2007
    Hyundai is nothing if not ambitious. And you’re looking at the proof: a muscle car from Hyundai. Yes, Hyundai.

    Surely, few would have predicted that Hyundai, of all companies, would take a swig of the muscle car punch that’s gotten Detroit so stupid drunk in recent years. But don’t laugh. Just look at these spy photos: huge wheels, fat tires, fastback lines, dual exhausts, and most telling, distinct rear-drive proportions. Add in serious power from a high-output V-6 and quite possibly the 4.6-liter V-8 from the upcoming Genesis luxury sedan with which the new coupe will reportedly share its architecture (and which is parked right next to it in some of these shots), and even a Hemi ‘Cuda owner will admit that we’re talking about a muscle car here.

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  2. Corz

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    so the new genesis luxury sedan is a delivery truck?
     
  3. Ronin

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    oh yeah what happened was i was trying to link the actual C&D photos from their site and it fucked up my post with all this bs so i had to go google other spy shots :mamoru:
     
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    i'd rock it in v6...looks good so far
     
  6. art_VW_shark

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    i got laughed at one a forum by suggesting that hyundai make RWD cars with inexpensive, large OHV V8s, following a domestic formula...1/2 of my prediction came true.
     
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    :clap:
     
  8. Turbo Tim

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    You forgot the important picture from that set.

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    doriftooooo??
     
  10. Rawrsome

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    I was gonna say...

    The external shots are nothing new, but the v8 was still speculation. Is it confirmed now that it will have it? :eek4::eek3:
     
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    ummm...that's a turbo inline-4...not sure what you think you're looking at.
     
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    haah i feel liuke they're just putting the genesis motor in it to test how the chassis, brakes etc react to more power than it will recieve in stock form (I DO predict their powerful 3.8L v6 atleast though if not the 8). but leaving the 8 there in the SE is possible, yes.
     

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