Last November, Genesis revealed that, in addition to a refresh for the whole G80 lineup, it would add a Sport trim with the company’s twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6. At the time, Genesis had yet to set pricing. But now pricing is out, and it turns out the Sport model won’t be cheap.To get the G80 Sport’s V6 with its 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque, you’ll need to spend at least $56,225. That will net you the rear-wheel-drive version. For another $2,500, you can get your Sport with all-wheel drive. Regardless of drive wheels, the Sport features unique front and rear fascias, dark chrome and bronze-finish trim, upgraded suspension, vented rear disc brakes, more aggressive transmission tuning, and unique interior trim.
For not much more money, though, you can pick up the more powerful V8-powered G80. It now starts at $57,975 for a rear-drive model, and all-wheel drive again adds $2,500 to that price. That’s about a $1,700 difference to go from the Sport’s V6 to the 420-horsepower V8. However, you won’t get the Sport’s performance upgrades.
If you’re looking for a real bargain on Genesis G80 power, you should go pick up a current 2017 V8 model. It’s cheaper than both 2018 G80 Sport and G80 V8 by a substantial margin. The rear-drive version, the only one available, starts at $55,500. It has the same V8 as the 2018, too. And if you wait for the new models to show up on dealer lots – the Sport shows up next month, and the naturally aspirated V6 and V8 models come this summer – you might even score some sweet discounts to clear out the previous year cars.