Hyundai Is Working on Twin-Turbo 3.3L V6 Engine

Talking about turbocharging, currently Hyundai only has several 4-cylinder engines that are using forced induction. However this does not mean the Korean auto maker is not interested in applying turbocharging on larger engines. For example, it has been rumored that Hyundai is working with Blood Type Racing (BTR) to develop a twin-turbo engine based on its 3.3L Lambda V6 mill.


During the 2015 Chicago auto show last month, BTR displayed a Hyundai 3.3L twin-turbo GDi engine, which is currently used on the Genesis Coupe BTR Edition. From the below photo we can tell this engine is using an air-to-air intercooler and also an enhanced version of Hyundai’s CVVT valvetrain technology (i-CVVT).


BTR also published the output of this 3.3L V6 engine: 365HP@6,000RPM, with 379 lb-ft of torque between 1,250 – 4,500RPM. This has already surpassed Hyundai’s current 3.8L naturally aspirated V6. From our point of view, it looks like Hyundai has been thinking about phasing out the old 3.8L V6 with this 3.3L twin-turbo powerplant.


There is no word on when and which will the next Hyundai model to receive this new engine at this moment. We will report back once we get any updates.


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