When the Hyundai Genesis Sedan was released back in 2008 the motoring press wasn’t really sure what to do with it. You see even though it was a beautiful car with all the bells and whistles you could want from a luxury sedan, it was still a Hyundai with a $40,000 + price tag when equipped with the V8 option. Over the last three years Genesis sales have been languishing a bit and I doubt it’s the rock star that Hyundai hoped it would be. That still hasn’t stopped the Korean auto maker from going even further though with the debut of its 2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec. The R-Spec promises enhanced steering, better handling and more power thanks to its 429 hp / 323 lb-ft of torque 5-liter V8, but the big question is, will it make consumers bite? Inside Line just did a little road test with the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec and even though it’s a great car, I’m just not sure I’d pony up $47,000 for it.