7월 31일 오후~8월 3일 오후까지 여행을 다녀왔었습니다.
이번 여행중, 큰 수확중 하나는 기아의 VG를 봤다는 점이랄까요?
변산반도근처에 숙소를 찾고 있었는데, 자리가 없어서 나가던중, 왠 위장막을 걸친 차량을 발견했습니다. 처음에는 어느 브랜드인지 몰랐으나, 승용차의 라인, 그리고 휠에 박힌 KIA 라는 마크를 보자, 몇일전 렌더링을 공개한 VG다! 라는 생각이 들었습니다.
여러가지의 스파이샷이 외국에서 찍혔었지만, 외국의 위장막차에 비해 다소 나무도막을 덧댄듯, 바디라인을 알수 없게 해놨습니다.
그렇지만, 렌더링과 비교하면 소울-포르테쿠페를 이어, 컨셉과 거의 동일한 디자인일것 같습니다.
나무도막사이로 보이는 범퍼의 라인이라던가, 헤드램프 위의 하얀 무늬 (차제 색깔은 남색계열이었습니다)를 보면, 렌더링과 굉장히 흡사합니다. 렌더링과 다르게 보이는것은 렌더링에서는 가로무늬 그릴이었지만, 실차에서는 격자무늬라는것일랄까요.
휠은 조금 작은 느낌입니다. 약 16인치쯤 되어보이네요.
외국의 스파이샷에도 이런 휠이 보이는것을 보아, VG에 적용될 휠 같습니다
사이드 미러는 살짝 꺽이면서 접힙니다.
시트는 굉장히 고급스러워 보입니다. 제네시스와 비슷한 등급의 시트같습니다.
그랜저정도의 준대형차라고 했는데, 이정도의 시트라면 차량 자체의 품질이 굉장히 좋을듯 합니다.
실내 인테리어도 찍고싶었으나, 자동차 유리의 반사 (플래쉬를 터트려야 했으므로ㅠㅠ)도 있었지만, 센터페시아 부분은 완전히 위장막으로 가려놨습니다. 아쉬운 부분이었습니다.
트렁크 리드가 짧습니다. 스포티한 면모를 보여줍니다.
뒷모습은 라인이 보이지 않습니다. 그렇지만, 가로로 긴 등입니다. 렌더링과 비슷할것으로 예상됩니다.
듀얼 머플러로 스포티함을 강조한 차량인것을 보여줍니다.
오피러스에서 보여준 매립식 머플러입니다. 다소 어색하던 오피러스에 비해, 차체 라인에 굉장히 잘 어우러져 있습니다. 이쁩니다.
솔직히말해서, 몇분동안 본차를 제가 평가하기는 쉽지 않습니다.
그렇지만, 몇가지 모습에서 본 VG는, 스포티함을 강조한 준대형차를 노리는듯한 느낌이었습니다.
VG의 출시가 기다려집니다.
Hiding under the crude BMW 7-Series camouflage of this prototype is the upcoming new Rolls Royce entry level model internally code named RR 4 but also known as the “baby” Phantom.
The steel body's platform will share components with the new BMW 7-series, but it will be considerably longer than BMW’s flagship. The new four door luxury sedan is going to feature styling elements of its big brother Phantom, such as the rear hinged suicide back doors, a large chrome grille and the retractable hood ornament, however, compared to the big Phantom it will be lower and shorter. Release of the RR 4 is expected before the end of this decade.
Power is said to come from a 6.0 litre V12 engine making 440 bhp. Talk is also of a diesel engine being made available later on. Its sales price is estimated between 200,000 and 300,000 Euros.
After decades of making affordable run-of-the-mill cars, Hyundai are really pulling out all the stops these days to turn themselves into a creditable global car manufacturer. Witness the very competitive i30 hatchback. The car handles and drives very well, the quality is a huge improvement and the thing is even soft on the eye. Ok, Ok I guess the Tiburon could hold its head a little higher than most of the range, but the virtues related to an i30 could not be associated with an Accent or an Excel for instance.
So looking at these images of Hyundai’s forthcoming Genesis Sports Coupe we can get quite excited. Think of an i30 with a turbocharged 215hp 2.0L engine. Combine that with a rear wheel drive chassis and you have a recipe for an affordable competitive sports car. Not good enough for you? How about a 3.8L 300hp V6? Now you’re talking and these outputs are also very competitive with the class leaders suggesting Hyundai are really getting the hang of developing engines as well.
The cars outline is easily made out in these shots but the front and rear camouflage guard the styling elements very well. The interior shot is quite revealing though.
Hyundai have always been competitive on value for money and this certainly is not a quality Hyundai will shy away from in future, so expect the new coupe to be priced very competitively. Looking ahead, the first cars to go on sale at the end of 2008 in Asia with 2009 set as a date for the US and Europe.
대충 살펴보니깐 2.0 215마력 엔진을 달고있다고 하네요.
3.8 람다엔진은 어떠냐고 묻고있고 ㅎㄷㄷ
이뭐병.. 이렇게 나온다면 난 자살<은 아니고..
We received this photo, believed to be of the production version of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe Concept, from an anonymous source recently. While we can not 100% verify its authenticity, reps for Hyundai refused to deny that it is an accurate representation.
Believed to be called the Hyundai i35 Coupe, the toned down version of the Sonic Orange colored concept car should descend upon dealerships during spring 2009. The car will get a 3.8 liter V6 engine rated at over 300 horsepower, with 250 ft-lb of torque, and attached to a six-speed manual transmission. 0-60 mph times could be less than six seconds. We previously reported that the 2+2 rear-wheel-drive coupe is separate to the front-wheel-drive Tiburon replacement.
Despite having toned-down headlights, no heat extractors on the hood, and no hot girl standing next to the car, the prospective Hyundai i35 Coupe still looks good. We would have liked to have seen the production version maintain the concept's more chiseled side and front styling, but (assuming this is a real photo) this was likely not a realistic option for engineers. One thing that does give us pause is that Hyundai originally said a factory model of the Genesis Coupe Concept would have three slats at the front to assist engine cooling. Remnants of this can be seen at the fog lights, but not in the oversized grille.
We like the five-spoke alloys on the car in this photo, similar to those on the concept, but we are unsure of the wheel size. With deliveries of this car originally planned for early next year, production of an alleged Hyundai i35 Coupe would begin this year. And that means this photo may be the real deal.