Returning from a quick trip to Las Vegas, where I test drove several Corvettes equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 radials, I could not help but notice how much better the seats were in my next ride, the new Genesis coupe. How could a Korean immigrant costing barely $30,000 top the seating comfort of America's much-loved $50,000-$105,000 sports car? By providing vastly superior lateral location in both the bottom cushion and the backrest, that's how. Crappy buckets are the final frontier for improvement in the Corvette and, by comparison, a job well done in the Hyundai. Painted screaming bonkers yellow and decked with cool nineteen-inch wheels and the requisite spoiler, the Genesis coupe was a major head-turner in my neighborhood. The rough-around-the-edges nature of its powertrain is just the character needed to feel at home with the domestic pony cars the Genesis coupe mimics.
Don Sherman, Technical Editor