Marketed in Europe and the Middle East as the Hyundai Coupe, this sports car by Hyundai Motor Corporation blends sleek design with turbo performance. Also known as the Hyundai Tiburon in North America and Australia and as the Hyundai Tuscani in South Korea and Singapore, the Coupe has seen a number of facelifts over its 12 years of production.
The Coupe succeeded the sporty, 2-door Hyundai Scoupe. Introduced in 1996 as the RD, the first generation also produced the limited UK special editions F2 and F2 Evolution between 1998 and 1999. These had enhanced interior and exterior features which were specifically geared towards Formula Two rallies. The Evolution was designed by the renowned Peter Stevens with the collaboration of Motor Sports Developments. It replaced the first F2 to accommodate better cosmetic alterations.
The RD2 came out in 1999, and production lasted two years. Marketed in South Korea as the Tiburon Turbulence, the RD2 had an upgraded interior dashboard, reformed front and rear bumpers, and larger taillights.
Hyundai marketed the second generation Coupe GK beginning 2003, which had a larger body, radical exterior design modifications and an optional V6 engine variant. Modifications in the lineup resulted in 3 more models: the GS, GT and SE with varying engines, transmissions, and interior and exterior features.