The G70 is Genesis’ sportiest car and the company is highlighting that fact by launching a three-part video series that showcases the model’s dynamic handling capabilities.
The first clip recreates a stunt featured in The Fast and the Furious. It shows Tanner Foust driving the G70 in reverse and then sliding underneath a semi. Of course, this is harder than it sounds as car has to fit into a 22 foot (6705 mm) gap between the semi’s tires.
In order to do this, Foust travels 35 mph (56 km/h) in reverse and then turns the steering wheel when the vehicle is about a car length and a half away from the trailer. When the car is roughly 45 degrees into the turn, Foust hits the brakes to lock up the front wheels and allow the G70 to slide. Once the car clears the semi, it’s pretty common sense from there as you straighten the vehicle out and put the transmission into drive.
Foust will also be featured in the other two episodes which will be released on June 12th and June 19th. The second clip will see the stunt driver recreate a scene from Baby Driver as Foust will perform a “180-reverse-to-drift maneuver within inches of a truck blocking the way.” The third and final clip was inspired by Drive and will show Foust “maneuvering the G70 through a tight space at high speed.”
The Genesis G70 is currently on sale and pricing starts at $34,900. The entry-level model features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 252 hp (188 kW / 255 PS) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque. Customers can also opt for a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 with 365 hp (272 kW / 370 PS) and 376 lb-ft (509 Nm) of torque.