Genesis Unveils Electrifying G80 EV Magma Concept

High-performance concept with tuned suspension, body kit, and mesmerizing blue paint.

The Magma performance sub-brand from Genesis has made a return with a new vehicle. However, unlike its previous concepts, this one does not feature an orange color scheme. The G80 EV Magma Concept is adorned in a hue known as Acme Blue. This color was selected not for its association with the electric powertrain but because Genesis believes blue represents the most intense part of a flame.

Does this imply that the G80 EV Magma Concept is the brand’s quickest car to date? It is impossible to confirm at present. Unveiled at Auto China in Beijing, Genesis discusses enhancements to the suspension, larger brakes, and visual alterations to give the concept a more aggressive appearance. However, the company has not disclosed any details regarding the powertrain specifications thus far.

The finalized version of the Electrified G80 comes equipped with a dual-motor setup that produces a modest 365 horsepower. Although it remains uncertain if the Magma Concept utilizes a variation of this powertrain or an entirely different one, we believe there is certainly more power available.

Genesis is not fixated on the output, but rather on the broader fenders of the concept, a fresh rear fascia featuring an integrated diffuser, and a small ducktail spoiler on the trunk lid. The front also boasts a new fascia with bigger air intakes and blacked-out trim. The G80 EV Magma Concept is equipped with an “advanced suspension system” that lowers the vehicle, although specific modifications are not detailed. Behind custom 21-inch wheels, which bear a striking resemblance to those on the GV60 Magma Concept but with blue accents, larger brakes are installed. Upgrades to the interior consist of Alcantara and quilted leather complemented by carbon fiber trim.

This is not the initial performance-oriented G80 that has been unveiled. Earlier this year, Genesis introduced a special edition model for the Middle East known as the Magma Special. Unlike this one, it is not electric, with speculation indicating it might feature a 500-horsepower variant of the sedan’s 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine. Furthermore, the first electric version of the Magma was actually the GV60, which made its debut in late March at the New York Auto Show.

The most recent introduction broadens the Magma line, however, it is currently unclear if this idea will be put into production.

Source: Genesis

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