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2009 Hyundai Tiburon

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  • Wow! Where did you get a brochure like that? I want one of those! I work at a dealership and we don't have anything like that at all. Sweet! Loving the red leather bolsters! :O D
  • arumagearumage Posts: 922
    If you look very closely, you can see it says Tuscani, not Tiburon. The brochure is probably for the European market.
  • :) And Thank God for that. I live in Chicago. I drove a 300HP Chevy Impala SS (1995) and ended up spinning out at the first sign of moisture on the road.

    I love the responsiveness of the V6, and even though it's only 177 bhp (I'll probably bump that a bit aftermarket), it rocks! The 6 speed manual transmission is nice and tight, and the car handles extremely well with its stiff suspension, 17 inch wheels, and V rated tires. The FWD gets me through snow and heavy rain with no problems. Electronic Stability and Traction controls help a great deal, but even without them, FWD is the way to go in this part of the world.
  • akajimboakajimbo Posts: 10
    Just come across this "supposedly" pre-production Hyundai coupe. According to the source from Korea, the car will be based on recently announced Genesis rear wheel platform and will have 300hp 3.8 V-6 or possibly V-8. It is targeted for 2008 introduction Whether this will replace current Tiburon or join as a new line up is unknown.

    http://www.bobaedream.co.kr/board/data/data_view.php?code=national&No=81163&page- - =1&select=&content=&r_no=6&search_gubun=&s_pagescale=&search_day=&Answer=0
  • akajimboakajimbo Posts: 10
    Just came across this "supposedly" pre-production Hyundai coupe. According to the source from Korea, the car will be based on recently announced Genesis rear wheel platform and will have 300hp 3.8 V-6 or possibly V-8. It is targeted for 2008 introduction Whether this will replace current Tiburon or join as a new line up is unknown.

    http://www.bobaedream.co.kr/board/data/data_view.php?code=national&No=81163&page- - - - - =1&select=&content=&r_no=6&search_gubun=&s_pagescale=&search_day=&Answer=0
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    looks nice ;)

    -Rocky
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Yum Yum!
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    Looks nice........

    -Rocky
  • aneeshaneesh Posts: 43
    If Hyundai comes with up something like this, they'll have another hit.

    Looks like HCD8 concept in the front, a bit Aston Martin in the front, the grille is nice with horseshoe design.
  • akajimboakajimbo Posts: 10
  • flatibbyflatibby Posts: 28
    The wheel looks alot like the Sonata's 17 inch 5 spoke rim :confuse:

    Other than that it looks eerily similar to the Hyundai HCD 8 concept displayed at auto shows back in 2004.

    I like it. Looks strong enough to equip it with 300+ hp engine under the hood.
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    Looks sharp !!! :shades:

    -Rocky
  • santafe1santafe1 Posts: 3
    new spy shot.image
  • joe97joe97 Posts: 2,248
    The current generation of Tib should still be here this year and at least for 2008.
  • According to Winding Road magazine, there is no indication whatever that this will ever become a "Tiburon" trpe vehicle. There are no plans for manual transmission, and although there is a 2 door coupe being tested, the indications seem to point to a larger class vehicle.

    Don't get me wrong. I'd love to be driving a 300+HP Tiburon, but for 30K, it would be hard for me to give up my FWD. :confuse:
  • bumpybumpy Posts: 4,435
    but here's the RWD Tibby. 230ish hp turbo 2.0 I4 and a 300ish hp 3.8L V6 are rumored.

    http://blogs.edmunds.com/Straightline/2736
  • splx81splx81 Posts: 23
    There are no plans for manual transmission

    the transmission in spy pics is manual, and shift paddles

    will be avalible as well.
  • acelinkacelink Posts: 106
    image

    Hyundai has invited selected few Tiburon owners for the feedbacks concerning the new car. The basic engine is said to be an inline 4 turbocharged to the tune of 215 bhp
    (6 speed manual shown).

    All agreed that the interior room has grown in every dimension compared to Tiburon (Back seat much better accomodating).

    The price is hinted as around $25,000 in Korea (Export price tends to be much lower as Hyundai does not dominate the market as it does in the home market).
  • joe97joe97 Posts: 2,248
    And the V6 is the Lambda II, early estimation said to be around 300 horses, with better fuel economy than Lambda I

    Price should range mostly in the 20s for the US market.
  • wylldsharkwylldshark Posts: 34
    Jeez, I'm super-stoked about the new Tib but man I hate clicking blindly trying to find something new!

    Oh, and keep an eye out at the LA Auto Show for another hint of the New Tib.
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  • flatibbyflatibby Posts: 28
    Judging from the picture in the link, the engine is transversely mounted vertically, which means this picture confirms a rear wheel drive platform.

    Nice! :shades:
  • eldainoeldaino Posts: 1,618
    looks like a coupe based off of the genesis or azera sedan. Harldy a tiburon. Unless they change the name...and probably the price.
  • joe97joe97 Posts: 2,248
    Not Azera:

    Azera = FWD
  • eldainoeldaino Posts: 1,618
    or genesis? it could be the same platform at least.

    Its interesting how that edmunds blog was talking about it competiting in the 30k range; thats some serious competition. weird how it goes from being a v-6 powered si/se-r/gti/cobalt ss fighter to a nissan 350z competitor.
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