Is The 2022 Genesis G80 Sport Really Sportier Than The Standard Model?


The 2022 Genesis G80 Sport has recently been unveiled for the South Korean market and before it launches in other markets, Asian Petrolhead on YouTube recently had the opportunity to put it to the test.

Shoppers in Korea can purchase the G80 Sport with the same array of engines as the standard model. That means it can be ordered with either a 2.2-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder, a 2.5-liter turbocharged petrol four-cylinder, or a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged petrol V6. The example featured in this video was the flagship V6 with 375 hp and 391 lb-ft (530 Nm).

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After heading out onto the highway, the reviewer slots the car into its Sport+ driving mode and is very impressed with how quickly and aggressively the transmission shifts through the gears. He says it has a similarly aggressive feeling to the dual-clutch of the facelifted i30 N.

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