in the air tonight

March 06, 2020 /// issue no. 66

wow.

2021 Genesis G80 photo: Genesis

that’s what i said when i saw this. wow. and then the drama of this photo led me to put on the other Genesis’ In The Air Tonight.

the 2021 Genesis G80 is a work of art. the cohesive design means the LED side markers draw lines straight back to the tail lights. BMW’s Hofmeister kink lives on in the c-pillar as the rear reduces to an Audi *7-like rear end. the interior features a coming out of nowhere screen as big as any, but the rest of the layout is tidy, integrated, and luxurious. and yes, those are dubs filling in the wheel arches. in the words of Hyundai Chief Design Officer Luc Donckerwolke

design starts with the brand, and design is the brand

you done good, Luc.

the new G80 shares a platform with the GV80 SUV that Genesis announced last month. that means we should expect a 2.5l turbo-4 as well as a 3.5l turbocharged v6 and an optional all-wheel drive. that’s 290hp and 375hp, respectively.

the Koreans have made a lustfully legitimate rear-wheel drive 4-door coupe. i’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord…

coffee time,
steven


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