What’s the Scoupe?

I’m sorry. That was probably the lamest post title ever. Here is something neat I found on Craigslist the other night:

“Hyundai Scoupe with a turbo”

The Scoupe was sold as a “sporty coupe” version of the Excel. Hyundai did the best they could with what they had, which wasn’t much back in the late 80s/early 90s. The car basically ended up looking like a stubby Probe. The turbocharged 1.5L coughed out 115 hp, which pretty much sucks any way you slice it.

That being said, I still like it because it’s something a little different and because it probably gets pretty decent gas mileage. I also like the seller’s very brief listing. Straight to the point.

This picture that I found elsewhere on the internet really illustrates how neat the car looks. With some nicer (non directional) wheels and less ground clearance, it would really be something cool.

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About Mike Ross

I love anything you can drive. But I love it even more if it has a small block Chevy or Ford motor, a turbo, four wheel drive, is a hatchback, or was made in the 80s. My ideal car would be a combination of all of these things, and I'm working on building a time machine so I can go back to the 80's and convince Chevy and Ford to collaborate on a twin-engine, single turbo 4x4 XR4Ti/Fox Mustang/Third Gen F-body and hide one in a mineshaft for me to recover in brand new condition. Look for a blog post about it just as soon as it happens. Or maybe it already did, and I've already posted about it in the future and the internet just needs to catch up with it. Okay, my head hurts, never mind.