Notice the air quotes surrounding the word "sport". That's because TheDrive
believes the Genesis G80 Sport to be is less sport sedan than "sport" sedan. Even though the G80 Sport is sharper than its standard trim and the G90, it still feels more like a touring vehicle than something you'd shred the Nürburgring in and there's nothing wrong with that.
Designed with performance in mind, the G80 Sport is powered by a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine developing 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. Combined with rear or all-wheel-drive and Continuous Damping Control suspension, the G80 Sport will flow over bumps like maple syrup on pancakes. In fact, it's so comfortable the test driver felt "fresh as a spring daisy on Prozac" after taking two separate nine-hour drives.
There's also the other features aside from its attractive looks thanks to subtle interior and exterior copper accents. New owners will be treated to a soft leather upholstered interior, 17-speaker stereo system and intuitive controls.
The G80 Sport may not be ideal for attacking canyon trails, but it'll gracefully make those curves and quickly up hundreds of miles in a cross-country road trip. It may not be the sportiest sedan out there, but "if slapping a vastly-overused descriptor to the end of the car's name is what it took to bring it to market, then let the G80 Sport use that word."