SPEED AT ANY COST? NISSAN 370Z VALUE ASSESSMENT WITH HYUNDAI GENESIS IN THE SHADOW


One could make the case that March 25th “Speed At Any Cost” comparison between the Nissan GT-R and the Nissan 370Z revealed the very high-value GT-R to be a rotten deal. Now, that was neither the post’s purpose or the truth. However, one all-too-true outcome was the representation of the 370Z as a very good deal.

Still, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe’s natural rivals, Acura’s RSX/Integra line and the Honda Prelude, were put out to pasture years ago. Importantly, the Hyundai’s rear-wheel drive setup pits it against the Nissan 370Z in a way we can’t ignore despite the more in line pricetags of the Mitsubishi Eclipse and even the Pontiac Solstice Coupe. And if the Nissan GT-R helps make the Nissan 370Z look like a high-value sports car, what will the 370Z do for the Hyundai Genesis Coupe? Keep reading.
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22,000 – price, in USD, of the most inexpensive Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the 2.0T
210 – horsepower received in exchange for handing Hyundai $22,000
104.76 – price paid for each horse found under the hood of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
29,930 – price, in USD, of the most inexpensive Nissan 370Z, the, er…. Nissan 370Z
332 – horsepower received in exchange for handing Nissan $29,930
90.15 – price paid for each horse found under the hood of the Nissan 370Z
25,000 – price, in USD, of the most inexpensive V6-engined Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the 3.8
306 – horsepower received in exchange for handing Hyundai $25,000
81.70 – price paid for each horse found under the hood of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8
29,500 – price, in USD, for the base version of the fanciest Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the 3.8 Track
96.41 – price paid for each horse found under the hood of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track, which also comes standard with 19″ wheels and Brembo brakes
37,460 – price, in USD, for the base version of the fanciest Nissan 370Z, the Touring with Sport Package
112.83 – price paid for each horse found under the hood of the Nissan 370Z Touring Sport, which also feautures 19″ Rays forged alloy wheels, a viscous slippy-diff, and leather-appointed seating with suede inserts
547.78 – extra price paid by the owner of a Nissan 370Z, a car capable of hitting 60mph in 4.8 seconds, for every tenth of a second saved, under and beneath the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8’s 5.7 second result in the 0-60mph test
230.77 – extra price paid by the owner of a Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8, a car capable of hitting 60mph in 5.7 seconds, for every tenth of a second saved, under and beneath the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T’s 7.0 second result in the 0-60mph test
311.82 – extra price paid by the owner of a Nissan 370Z Sport, a car capable of .98 g on the skidpad, for every extra tenth of a g over and above the .87 g of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track