The 3.8-liter engine gets you moving quickly once the eight-speed trans finds the right gear. Soft suspension and numb, lightweight steering compromise sporting intentions. Decidedly more luxury sedan than sports sedan. There’s more “rear-wheel-drive” feeling here than is allowed to come through in most large luxury sedans though. You’ve got to push harder in the 3.8 than you would in the beastly 5.0-liter V-8 car to find it, but that rear end is willing to play if you’re willing to keep your foot down.
In the Hyundai universe, R-Spec is a designation shared by the turbocharged four-cylinder and V-6-powered Genesis Coupe. These models denote cars from the Track trim that have had many of their luxuries stripped away in the interest of saving weight and money. For 2012, the R-Spec badge will adorn the larger Genesis Sedan.