Hyundai has announced that it has developed a new high-performance V6 Lambda RS (Rear wheel drive Sports) engine which will see its first application in the Genesis Coupe to be launched in Korea this month followed in spring 2009 by the North American market. Based on the current Lambda V6 engine that was first introduced in 2004, the RS edition features a series of modifications which have increased power to a maximum of 310 HP at 6,300rpm and peak torque to 36.8kg/m at 4700rpm.
Comparatively, the current 3.8L V6 Lambda in the Genesis Sedan produces an output of 290 HP. According to Hyundai, due to the lower hood line of the Genesis Coupe the company's engineers had to shave 5cm or about 2 inches off the height of the original Lambda engine design, something that inevitably led to a major redesign of the intake and exhaust system.
The 310HP 3.8-liter V6 Lambda RS engine will be offered with a choice of two transmissions, a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual.