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I'm sorry but I'll believe it when I see it.
Factory supercharging goes against Hyundai's internal motto of "clean efficient quality" and while it was a nice puff piece to promote the GC and Rhys Millen to make the Hurricane there was no factory intention, even Millen said that.
And sorry, $40+ for a 400whp RWD coupe? Go buy a Mustang V8, still get 25mpg's and come in with more than 10k to spare. Hyundai wouldn't not make a tosser car like that, sorry, they're a business, they're in it to make money and no one in their right mind would spend that kind of scratch when for the same cost they could get a Vette.
Superchargers are expensive, both to operate and maintain. It would be signifigantly cheaper to put a Tau in it, plain and simple but until the chasis is actually designed for the added nose weight that won't be coming either. There's a lot more to vehicle dynamics than just power.
With the Genesis Sedan getting 26mpg highway with the Tau 5.0 and weighing just over 4,000lbs, the GC could easily clear 30mpg with around a 3500lb cw. That would make a more suitable choice as the GT is 3600lbs base weight, nearly the same engine specs (Hyundai could easily tune the Tau for a bit more torque with the GDI) and gets 26mpg in it's current trim.
The Tau is the better V8 and still the front runner for a higher HP Coupe imo.
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