Made popular in the Philippines by Atoy Llave and his artistic prowess, and by the dynamic drifting duo Ralph Tan and Gio Rodriguez when they entered the popular reality-TV talent show “Pilipinas Got Talent Season 4”, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe is indeed Hyundai PH’s most iconic and most PHOTOGENIC model today. A sports coupe destined to battle it out with Toyota’s and Subaru’s GT86 and BRZ on and off the track, the Genesis Coupe definitely gives the word “competitiveness” its rightful meaning.
Roaring deep within is a choice of either a 260hp 2.0L turbocharged TCi or a massive 305hp 3.8L MPi gasoline engines, with the top-of-the-line being a V6 type for that extra punch. These are mated to either an 8-speed automatic or by a more driver-oriented 6-speed manual transmission, with the latter being the more popular choice for its market.
Overall interior space and amenities is great beyond expectation for a sports coupe design, but what really matters is how it looks and performs, and it does so very awesomely indeed.
Have you ever dreamt of being able to drift just like in the movie The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift or in the anime series Initial D? Hyundai Philippines and Lateral Drift productions gave us and a few motoring journalists the chance to experience just that.
What better way to close this year's Hyundai Lateral Drift Championship than with a 3-way battle for both Amateur and Pro division titles. The exciting 6th and final round is set to be held this November 28, 2015 at the Clark International Speedway (CIS).