Genesis revealed that it will be presenting its latest addition to the G80 range, the G80 3.3T Sport trim, during the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. To create this newest offering, the brand utilized the platform of the G80 and added in the turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine. This is not all as the brand also put in a number of sport performance upgrades aimed at enhancing both the agility and the driving dynamics. However to make sure that it does not look the same as the 3.3T Sport, Genesis placed various unique features and styling elements.
On the inside there are different sporty details present like the sports seats that can come in either gray leather or black leather and is paired with contrast stitching. Given that it has been largely reinforced, it appears as if it embraces the driver. The driver in particular can utilize the sport pedals and make use of the thick steering wheel that itself has a sport design. Rounding off the interior is the carbon fiber trim and the microfiber suede headliner in black. Compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is guaranteed and customers are offered the option to have wireless charging.
For the exterior, the G80 3.3T Sport reveals numerous improvements and as mentioned previously, it has certain style elements that allow it to be differentiated from the other trims and give it its very own personality. Specifically, these are the trademarked styling elements that are copper-colored. Other new features include the dark chrome grille which comes with a cross-hatch design. It also comes with sport rocker moldings. Meanwhile the design of the lower fascia on the front and the rear comes with a distinct design. This combination gives the G80 3.3T Sport that needed aggressive athletic look. Helping highlight the design of the exterior is the extra dark satin trim as well as the alloy 19-inch wheels.
Powering this latest offering from the brand is the twin-turbocharged direct-injection 3.3-liter V6 engine that delivers an output of 365 hp (272 kW) and peak torque of 376 lb.-ft. (277 Nm). This power is then transmitted to the wheels through the automatic 8-speed transmission, the same one in the 3.8 and the 5.0, with the exception that the one in the G80 3.3T Sport is specifically sport-tuned. Furthermore, by having improved brakes in the rear equipped with ventilated discs, it ensures that this offering is able to offer premium stopping power.
In addition to the G80 3.3T Sport, the brand revealed that it will continue to offer to buyers the choice to have the 3.8-liter V6 engine or the 5.0-liter V8 unit. These two models will make its official debut as well during the 2016 LA Auto Show and is expected to show some minor upgrades on the exterior but with a redesigned cabin. Customers can expect the 2018 G80 to arrive in the market during the early part of 2017.