It’s already one of the most striking-looking luxury sedans on the market, with its towering Superman shield-style grille and tight-fitting twin hash branding headlamps. Now, you’re ready to get even bolder and more dynamic with this newly revealed G80 Sport variant.
The new model features a redesigned front bumper that highlights a smoked but shiny chrome grille, the same dark finish you’ll find on the rocker panel trim and fender vent details. Those headlights also get blacked out bezels to tie the front end together. At the back, you’ll find a similarly redesigned bumper with integrated diffuser, along with minor trim adjustments. Interestingly, the most notable feature of the G80 Sport might be its 20-inch “dark sizzle” alloys. These intricately patterned wheels appear to be the same pattern already found on, and they’re available on the G80 Sport with black or red brake calipers underneath.
The interior of the G80 Sport seems largely unchanged, but that’s not a bad thing, as thisThe opponent’s cabin is quite a sumptuous affair to begin with. A three-spoke steering wheel is the most notable upgrade, and additional differences include gray or red stitching (the latter of which highlights the available Sport-exclusive Seville red leather nicely), as well as genuine aluminum and carbon trim. Speaking of upholstery, those leathers will be available quilted in Sport-specific fashion, be it diamond or V-shaped patterns.
Genesis isn’t revealing many mechanical details at the moment, but past generations of the G80 Sport haven’t exactly been extreme deviations from the standard model formula. This time around, the automaker is at least confirming that the G80 Sport will offer rear-wheel steering, suggesting it should show sharper handling, but it’s unclear whether additional suspension or powertrain adjustments will also accompany. this new model.
That said, the model badges displayed in these official images suggest that the car will be at least available with all-wheel drive, if not standard. If the G80 Sport will be offered with theor the It remains to be seen, but given its sporting nomenclature, it seems likely that at least the larger of the two engines will be offered. (On non-sports models, the burned V6 is good for 375 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque, while all four patterns are still healthy 300 hp and 311 pound-feet, both on premium fuel) . Genesis recently revealed the But that model’s battery-powered powertrain isn’t expected to figure in the G80 Sport’s equation, even though the EV variant is eventually promised for the US market.
One last fact: the rich crimson Cavendish red finish shown here is also exclusive to G80 Sport, and this painting takes its name from the picturesque cliffs that line the north shore of Canada’s Prince Edward Island.
Full specs and pricing for the 2022 Genesis G80 Sport are promised to get closer to the model’s third-quarter on-sale date.