2008 SEMA - Supercharged Hyundai Genesis boasts more horsepower

Consumer Reports News: November 04, 2008 04:56 PM

I’m not sure how many buyers will be intending to supercharge their Hyundai Genesis V8. The V6 model that we’re testing is plenty enough. But that didn’t stop Hyundai from showing a concept supercharged Genesis. After all, this is SEMA, where more is better and even more is more betterer. Their claims: 460 horsepower, up from the stock 375. Thanks to cylinder deactivation, the fuel economy remains the same, but that doesn’t apply if you’re actively exploring those extra 85 horses.

This concept also has three Macintosh computers and WiFi that can support 250 users. (You want to be next to this Genesis in a traffic jam.) Funny thing is, the spokesperson said that this was facilitated by the Genesis’ standard iPod integration. Now, it’s great and all that the Genesis has that standard – but a USB port is a long way from juggling three Macs and a WiFi hub.

Either way, I doubt this Genesis is John "and I’m a PC" Hodgman’s next ride.

Tom Mutchler

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