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2009 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 V6
The 2009 Hyundai Genesis 3.8L sedan is governed to a top speed of 155mph.
When the governor is removed, the vehicle could manage upwards of near 170mph. (168mph has been reported to have been achieved)
However, with the tires that come on the vehicle, it is not safe to attempt this.
On the 17' wheels, 130 should be the absolute fastest ever attempted.
On the premium wheels, there is a rating of 149mph.
If you really want to push your Genny to the max, I suggest purchasing a set of tires with a 'V' rating. They will be able to manage high speed without too much of a risk of overheating and potentially bursting or shredding while in motion.
When you think about this vehicle, you just have to marvel at the fact that Hyundai has come this far. Hyundai used to be in the industry of solely making compact/smaller cars with minimal options and high MPGs.
But this vehicle competes with other luxury sedans such as Acura, BMW, and it bears a striking resemblance to many of today's Mercedes, even the Mercedes Maybach!
Of course though, this vehicle is not a $1,000,000 CEO office on wheels like the Maybach. But the Genesis is still just as loaded as any other Luxury vehicle and has that smooth yet sporty ride with a 0-60 time of less than 6 seconds!