Hyundai Motor Company, the fastest-growing automaker by brand, recently unveiled the ‘HND-9’, its latest luxury sports coupe concept at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show in South Korea. The 2013 Hyundai HND-9 Sports Coupe Concept is being called a design study, much like the 2013 Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis Concept that debuted earlier this year at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
Hyundai calls the design language ‘Fluidic Sculpture,’ which has helped sculpt and influence some of the current models in existence today, such as the Elantra and the new Santa Fe. The ninth concept model developed by Hyundai Motor Group’s R&D Center in Namyang, Korea, the HND-9 features sophisticated details in every design element, reinforcing a premium look.
In particular, the HND-9, with its dramatic long hood and wheelbase, is a modern reinterpretation of the elegant image of a classic premium sports coupe. Fluidic yet sleek character lines that stretch from headlamp to trunk, voluminous, powerful car body and a striking, wide hexagonal-shaped radiator grille underscore the high performance image of the concept.
Furthermore, butterfly doors, spiral-shaped lines connected to the headlamp, softly glistening silver coating, dual twin muffler and uniquely designed head and rear lamps give the car a sleek futuristic look.
As a rear-wheel drive, high-performance sports coupe concept, HND-9 is equipped with Hyundai’s latest 3.3-liter turbo GDi V6 petrol engine and 8-speed auto transmission, delivering maximum output of 370ps. And if anything, the 2013 HND-9 Sports Coupe Concept could possibly provide a pointer for what is to come for the next-generation Hyundai Genesis sports coupe.
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