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Hyundai recently debuted a new 5.0L version of their Tau V8, reportedly making 429-horsepower. The engine will do duty in the new Equus luxury sedan, and according to some, the Genesis sedan as well. But what everyone wants to know is, where's the Genesis Coupe V8?

On paper, it seems like a natural fit, turning the Genesis coupe into a natural Mustang killer. The Mustangs 5.0 motor only makes 412-horsepower, so Hyundai would have the Ford trumped in the all-important horsepower ratings game. But one thing everyone seems to forget is that Hyundai previously stated that a V8 engine wouldn't fit into the coupe's engine bay.

We don't know if Hyundai was just trying to placate those who might be underwhelmed by a V6, or if they have been hiding this little gem the entire time. More likely than all of those is that this is just idle speculation dreamed up by someone who wants to see a 5.0 badge on the side of a Genesis Coupe.

More: Report: Hyundai Genesis Coupe May Receive All-New 5.0 V8 Engine on AutoGuide.com
 

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Would be sweet if true. I've got to imagine this has been discussed, and there are probably a few mules running around out there. Unlike the domestics and some other automakers, it seems Hyundai announces models just weeks/months before they're on-sale, so who knows, this could be a fall or early calendar '12 surprise! :)
 
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