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4doorGL has requested more pictures and he rightly so assumed that I could read Korean. ^_^

I really don't know if the Tuscani is going to be called Tuscani or Tiburon in America but anyway, the project name used to be GK as most of you know.

It has six-speed manual transmission and 180 horsepower. It will be available in Korea starting in August.

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So what happened to the 200 hp that was predicted? just curious?

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Definitely can see the family resemblence...

Its nice to see a model evolve over the years instead of changing abruptly.

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I know it sounds like a wuss, but I need to ask. Will it come in automatic too? <img src=icon_smile_blush.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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It comes with the SHIFTRONIC auto tranny like the XG300, 2002 Sonata, and Santa Fe.

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So what happened to the 200 hp that was predicted? just curious?
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Originally it was stated to be around 180hp (about 6 mos ago) but the #'s kept increasing. I even heard hp ratings of 215hp. The higher ratings were just guesses and was never actually information released by Hyundai.
I sure wish it was 215hp though.<img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>
But it is still a great looking car and will have pleanty of hp after mods.<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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He I also heard that 215 hp rating too well it should to be able to compete with the new RSX TYPE-S that Acura has come out with, Hyundai needs to bond with the Japensese and get some of that iV-tec technology to stay in the game. I haven't seen the shiftronic stick but I want to have a manual in mine in November just deciding on the color now is the hard part and I hope Sam and KORE come up with some crazy kits or aftermarket acces. for it.

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He I also heard that 215 hp rating too well it should to be able to compete with the new RSX TYPE-S that Acura has come out with, Hyundai needs to bond with the Japensese and get some of that iV-tec technology to stay in the game. I haven't seen the shiftronic stick but I want to have a manual in mine in November just deciding on the color now is the hard part and I hope Sam and KORE come up with some crazy kits or aftermarket acces. for it.

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What game. Ivtech! Thats a laugh. Tiny Tim didn't rely on his crutch as much as honda relys on vale timing technology as theirs. The tiburons, never needed it, we had decent sized, decent powered engines from the start. Vtech was never really about power only fuel managment. As for the new 2002 tibs, I think the only company that will carry the first aftermarket stuff will be Shark Racing. Since they have the Korean connection, thats pretty much a given at this point.

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Actually the Tibs would benefit greatly with some sort of Variable Valve Timing, and in fact, the Beta motor was designed with it (see the HCD III concept car).

The reason I say it'd help the Tiburon motor is if you've ever seen a dyno graph (I'll try to find one), you'll notice that the power dies around 5500-6000 RPM. However, from about 3000 RPM until 5500 RPM the Beta motor has a relatively flat torque curve. Where the VVC comes in is after 5500 RPM where it would have the extra "umph" provided by the valves opening longer to raise the torque curve after 5500 RPM.

Consider this, the equation to figure horsepower is:

(Torque x RPM) / 5252 = Horsepower

So you figure at 6000 RPM the Tib is making it's peak horsepower of 140, which means it is making a measly 122 lb-ft. of torque. Now imagine if you could use the VVC and boost that torque figure to 135ish, now you all of a sudden have a car making 155hp at the same RPM. Now keep that car making the same 135ish lb-ft of torque for another 500RPM, and you have a car making 167hp.

The reason VTEC is described as being used for fuel economy is easy. Honda advertises their cars at so many mpg, but the thing you don't know is that during those tests, they don't hit VTEC long enough to burn fuel, but when they dyno the engine for their horsepower numbers, they're taking it all the way through VTEC, hence high gas mileage and horsepower. You'll hever have high horsepower AND gas mileage.

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is it just me or is the interior ugly??? hopefully thats like the interior from teh first prototype.. <img src=icon_smile_8ball.gif border=0 align=middle>
teh center console is alright, but everything else.. doesnt look as sporty as the 2k or teh first gen tibs..
 

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That's the interior it's coming with.

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I think that the interior looks alright it may just be the pictures and the angle from which they were taken and hopefully they will have a descent leather package like the 2000-01 have now with the black and white leather.

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The wheels it will come with are like the ones on the silver one up top. Those are the 16" wheels. The yellow one probably has the 15" wheel option.

As for horsepower numbers, the President of HMA made several references to the GK having more hp than the current V6 Eclipse.

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4doorGL, that site you gave me has pretty much the same pictures as the one I posted plus a few older ones. I made an account for you if you want, just click on the photo gallery of the site and the information is:

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Nice looking mustang..... oops I did it again, thats the new 2002 Tib, geesh what was I looking at. LOL<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Car looks great, Wish I would have waited a nother year but I had to have my Tib!!!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> And I love it<img src=icon_smile_blush.gif border=0 align=middle>

I feed my Shark honda's for breakfast!!
 
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