Hyundai Scoupe

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The Hyundai Scoupe, sold in the United States from 1991 through 1995, was a 2-door coupé based on the Hyundai Excel. The name, a portmanteau of “sporty” and “coupe,” was pronounced “scoop”. An 81 horsepower, 1.5l Mitsubishi sourced engine provided power to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.

Several changes came for 1993, when Scoupes got a facelift, including the current Hyundai “H” logo, new flush headlamps plus body-colored side moldings and redesigned front sheetmetal, taillights, and rear bumper. The Base and LS models came with a new and improved 1.5l 12 valve, direct-port fuel-injected engine, called “Alpha”. The 1,495 cc Alpha, with a 75.5 mm (2.97 in) bore and an 83.5 mm (3.29 in) stroke, produced 92 hp (69 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 97 lb·ft (132 N·m) of torque at 4,000 rpm in naturally aspirated form, with a 10:1 compression ratio, and 115 hp (86 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 123 lb·ft (167 N·m) of torque at 4,500 rpm when turbocharged, with a 7.5:1 compression ratio.[1] Turbos came only with 5-speed manual shift, while Base and LS models could have an optional 4-speed automatic.

The Australian spec S-Coupe GT Turbo has been road tested by several Australian magazines, returning times of 9.2-9.3 secs for 0-100 km/h and 16.8 secs for the 0-400 m dash.[citation needed]

Hyundai says the Scoupe is the first production application for Garrett Automotive Products’ new model T15 turbocharger. The turbo unit includes water-cooled bearings and housings and an integral wastegate.

The naturally aspirated Alpha boasts a 14% increase in power over its 1.5L Mitsubishi-designed predecessor, and the turbo produces 42% more power.

A “Lotus tuned” suspension was installed in both Base and LS models, while a slightly firmer strut valving was used in the GT. This, combined with the 2,176 lb (987 kg) curb weight made the car an interesting driving sport compact considering the low MSRP.[original research?]

The GT’s EPA was 27 miles per US gallon (8.7 L/100 km; 32 mpg-imp) city, and 33 miles per US gallon (7.1 L/100 km; 40 mpg-imp) highway.