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What Are the Ten Fastest Hyundai Vehicles?

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Most consumers looking for a fast ride probably don’t have the Hyundai brand on their radar. That’s unfortunate, considering the brand is much more than docile mid-size sedans and hulking luxury rides. The Wall Street Cheat Sheet delved into the specs on all Hyundai models and produced an impressive list of the ten fastest Hyundai vehicles.

Countdown of the Ten Fastest Hyundai Vehicles

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10. Veloster Turbo: Because the Veloster-Raptor isn’t an official production model yet, we have to settle for the next best thing. This amped-up performance model of the wacky hatchback has a 0-60 mph time of 6.9 seconds on a humble 1.6-liter, four cylinder engine.

9. Sonata SE 2.0T: The Sonata’s popular enough to have multiple trims, including this one that can hit 0-60 in 6.5 seconds on a 2.0-liter, four cylinder engine. Boasting 274 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, it even outdoes the Sport trim.

8. Azera: While some consider this less-popular entry the bridge between Hyundai’s luxury and performance units, it hasn’t been too successful. Still, its 0-60 time at six seconds isn’t disappointing, thanks to a 3.3-liter V6.

7. Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec: You’re going to see a lot of the Genesis on this list of fastest Hyundai vehicles. Would you believe that this unassuming two-door trim’s acceleration of o-60 mph in 5.7 seconds is mediocre for the Genesis? That’s probably because of its turbocharged 2.0-liter engine.

6. Equus Ultimate: Luxury can be speedy too, like this leveled-up variant of the snazzy Equus. The 5.0-liter V8 is a horsepower-hungry beast, but its weight and aerodymanics limit the resulting clock-in time to 0-60 in 5.5 seconds.

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5. Equus Signature: Not much difference between the Signature and Ultimate versions here in terms of speed. Still, 0-60 in 5.4 seconds is not bad. 

4. Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec: From here on out you’ll see a lot of Genesis–unsurprisingly. This variant’s 3.8-liter V6 engine generates 348 horsepower and a run from 0-60 in 5.3 seconds.

3. Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track Edition: This slightly-different option milks everything it can out of a V6 engine and hits 0-60 in 5.2 seconds–just slightly less than the R-Spec.

2. Genesis 5.0 V8: You won’t see a difference in clock-in time between this and the 5.0 R-Spec, both hitting 0-60 in 4.8 seconds, but this one has slightly lower horsepower (407). Still, the V8 is a step in the right direction.

1. Genesis Sedan 5.0 R-Spec: Finally, this champion continues to push the envelope under the hood, improving from an old 4.6-liter engine. Now, it gets 429 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque. How else can it continue to improve? Time will tell…

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