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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 75.5mm (2.97in) bore and an 83.5mm (3.29in) stroke, produced 92hp (69kW) at 5,500 rpm and 97lb·ft (132N·m) of torque at 4,000 rpm in naturally aspirated form, with a 10:1 compression ratio, and 115hp (86kW) at 5,500 rpm and 123lb·ft (167N·m) of torque at 4,500 rpm when turbocharged, with a 7.5:1 compression ratio. Turbos came only with 5-speed manual shift, while Base and LS models could have an optional 4-speed automatic.

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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 2,176lb (987kg) curb weight made the car an interesting driving sport compact considering the low MSRP.[original research?]

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

The 1991-92 "Base" models achieved 26miles per US gallon (9.0L/ 100km; 31mpg-imp) city and 34miles per US gallon (6.9L/ 100km; 41mpg-imp) Hwy for Manual Trans, and 25miles per US gallon (9.4L/ 100km; 30mpg-imp) city and 32miles per US gallon (7.4L/ 100km; 38mpg-imp) for Automatic.

The 1993-95 "Base" Alpha 1.5 engine models achieved 28miles per US gallon (8.4L/ 100km; 34mpg-imp) city 36miles per US gallon (6.5L/ 100km; 43mpg-imp) Hwy for Manual Trans and 25miles per US gallon (9.4L/ 100km; 30mpg-imp) City and 34miles per US gallon (6.9L/ 100km; 41mpg-imp) for Automatic.

The car was replaced by the Tiburon in 1997, with no sporty model available in model year 1996.

The Scoupe GT was Hyundai's first attempt at a sports car and featured South Korea's first domestically designed engine with a cast-iron block and crankshaft. The engine was made out of an aluminum head, aluminum pistons and steel connecting rods. A special compact pentroof combustion chamber design with central spark plug location has been incorporated to optimize engine efficiency. The engine utilizes a Robert Bosch GmbH electronic engine control system and a knock sensor.[citation needed]

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