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LA LIVE: 2018 Genesis G80 Sport

by Justin King

An all-new 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine delivers 365 horsepower and 378 lb-ft of torque.

Genesis has unveiled the 2018 G80 3.3T Sport, expanding the lineup with a new variant focused on power and agility.

As the name indicates, the 3.3T Sport centers around an all-new 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine with 365 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 376 lb-ft of torque from 1,300-4,000 rpm.

The package uses the same eight-speed transmission found in the 3.8 and 5.0 variants, but with unique software tuning and standard shift-by-wire technology.

Aside from the powertrain upgrades, the 3.3T Sport features revised suspension with continuous damping control for improved vehicle dynamics and ride compliance. Brakes have also been tweaked to quickly bring the sedan back down from high speeds.

The mechanical optimizations are paired with a more aggressive exterior styling, adding a dark chrome grille and unique front and rear fascia designs. Large 19-inch dark alloy wheels extend the look, matching various dark satin trim details.

On the inside, drivers are treated to upgraded pedals, sport seats and a thicker steering wheel. Buyers can choose from black or grey leather, each with contrast stitching and a black microfiber suede headliner and genuine carbon-fiber interior trim.

The 2018 Genesis G80 is slated to arrive in showrooms by spring 2017.

Live photos by Brian Williams.

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