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Hey all,
welcome....I posted this topic because i heard and read about the new 2002 Tiburon...its supposed to be a new V6 engine (the Sante Fe engine, in fact) and supposed to have much more power...I wanna know more info.....do you have any more?

p.s. i have seen one picture of the 2002 Tib and boy does it look UGLY...its zebra colored and looks like an Audi TT....am i right???
 

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I have some pictures of it that I took personally, but I can't post them until it's released in Korea <img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>.

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nobody like a tease 4door<img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle> just go check out fxtreme, lots a pics over there. anybody have a release date of when its ganna hit the floor to buy. dont have the cash to buy, but you can count on me test drivin' the sh*t outta one.<img src=icon_smile_clown.gif border=0 align=middle>

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i know this is not going to make people very happy but you have to realise the 2002 (tiburon) will not be the best money you could spent on a sportcompact car now with the sentra se-R spec V and the SVT focus NS the ACURA RSX type s (wich i drove yesterday and it kick ass.) and i dont like honda all that much but thie are going to be better cars out thier fore the money. even if your looking at a 200hp tiburon its it will proby be just as fast and GT eclips or mustange V6 the sentra and RSX will have aftermarket support. i love my 99 tiburon but at its time it was the best 14grand you could spend. now its not buy used. i won't get one with any thing less that 240hp or a 0 to 60 times in the mid the low six second range. that what i have to say


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oh well then I see Dirt Driver spending close to 30k for his next car...

Here's the way I see it, for the first time we will all be starting from the beginning, and the aftermarket support will almost come out at the same time, as far as KORE Motorsports is concerned, we're already in plans and anxiously waiting the release of it... WWOOOOOHHHOOOOOO

Plus most of us in here, love our Hyundais, so no matter what's out there, we will stay true to them... <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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Anyone have any clue how much the V6 one will cost? I imagine it'll still stay around $16k, which at 200hp will still make it the fastest car for the money <img src=icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>.

I imagine even just a CAI on that puppy will put most cars to shame! (unless the V6 option adds a ton of weight, hopefully not)

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The best info to date has given the Gk between 200-215hp. It has been estimated to base around $17,000 which still makes it the best one of the best values you can get on a sport coupe in its class. I also don't know of a car on the market with a 6spd trans that is under $20,000. And with the money you save cause you didn't buy the Acura RSX you will be able to add a lot of mods. As far as aftermarket stuff. Like Batlord said KORE will be there and also after this year you will start to see a lot more support for Hyundai so don't worry about it.

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so there is going to be different engine packages to pic from. from what kevdog said, it sounds like it will be available in a 4 banger too?? this true and will it be the same 2.0L beta in the previous tibby's??<img src=icon_smile_clown.gif border=0 align=middle>

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You will have the choice between a V6 and an I4. I have even heard rummors that tere will be two coices for the I4, 2.0ltr and a 1.6ltr. I do not know if the this is true or not. The I4 you will not be able to get a 6spd transmission put in it only a 5spd.

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I was just wondering.. is it really called the Tiburon? Because Tiburon means 'Shark' in Spanish (duh, like you guys don't know..) yet the 2002 looks nothing like a shark, unlike previous models.

I've heard the 'GK', and '2002 Tiburon'. Which one, if any, will it be called officially? <img src=icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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Did you see the shark gills on the front fenders?
We are not a 100% sure yet but it kind of looks tike it may still wear the Tiburon name.


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Wow, and a 6-speed too? That is just too cool! Too bad both my Tibby's are still really new or I'd get a 2002.

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Yup, that's what i'm doing!!!!!!!!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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Getting mine in November "the Silver shark" already got plans for this one<img src=icon_smile_evil.gif border=0 align=middle>

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I keep running through my head exactly what I want to do. I am definately keeping the 2000 Tib as a 1st car but I am getting rid of my truck at the end of the year and getting a 2nd Hyundai.
The choices are a 2002 Tib or I will get an Accent and do a 2.0ltr Beta swap. Both will be fast but I can't decide. Maybe I will win the Lotto and do both.<img src=icon_smile_evil.gif border=0 align=middle>LOL<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Wow guys,
thanks for such a strong reply to this topic! Anyway, one of my most favorite things about the 01' Tibby is the HEADLIGHTS... just look at the KORE motorsports banner on this site...it shows the tib's lights on the banner.......ahhhhh...(drool......)<img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle> so nice.......

i am hoping that the 02' tib will have the same lights. (but if it doesn't, thats still cool with me, dude!)
Thanks for the great response to my topic guys <b>KEEP IT COMING!!!</b> (i like those flaming folder's that they give you if it has 20 or more responses ...it loooks phat..)
thanks again guys!

~julian
 

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I definately wouldn't mind trading mine 4 cylinder for a v-6. Maybe the 2002 will have a little bit better low end power heheheh :D :D : D

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That's a good point. We're expecting around 200+ hp. Any idea on the torque numbers? I'm sure it'll be a lot more than 135.... maybe 160+?

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Sorry Julian but it does not have the round headlights. The front end still looks pretty tight along with the rest of the car. You may especially like the "shark gills" that Hyundai is adding to the front fender.

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