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SEMA 2015 Preview: Hyundai, Bisimoto team up for custom 700 PS Tucson

SEMA 2015 Preview: Hyundai, Bisimoto team up for custom 700 PS Tucson image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Hyundai / Bisimoto Engineering | posted September 22, 2015 09:20

Bisimoto-tuned Tucson puts out more than 700 PS

Having just release the all-new Tucson in the Philippines, Hyundai turns around the teases fans of the brand with what they call ‘the most-powerful 2016 Tucson ever created’ in partnership with powertrain company Bisimoto Engineering for the upcoming 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).

The hyper-tuned Tucson uses Hyundai’s 2.4-liter Theta-II engine but with ‘strengthened internals’ that uses fast-burning flex-fuel, a high-boost turbo and an upgraded engine management system to be able to send more than 700 PS to its six-speed manual transmission.

“The 2016 Tucson was the perfect platform for this year’s build, offering me the opportunity to captivate a wider audience by tapping into the growing popularity of the CUV market. After hundreds of hours of testing and developing new engine components, we’re confident that this power plant can handle what we’re asking from it, delivering a fresh, race-bred take on the 2016 Tucson with performance and reliability at its core,” said Bisi Ezerioha, owner and chief engineer, Bisimoto Engineering.  

The Tucson’s exterior also gets refreshed with a ‘street fighter’ look using custom air-ride suspension, white five-star race-spec wheels and sticky, R-compound rubber. It will also use a custom roll cage and will sport the signature Bisimoto look with the replacement of the front grille with a huge intercooler.

Exact performance specifications will be revealed at Hyundai’s SEMA press conference on November 3 but below are the mods done by Bisimoto:

POWERTRAIN MODIFICATIONS:

AEM Electronics

Infinity 6 ECU

Boost controller and Fuel Pressure Regulator

Wastegate

Blowoff Valve

 

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION MODIFICATIONS

fifteen52 TARMAC R43 19x8.5 Wheels

Buddy Club 4-Pot Big Brake Kit and Lug Nuts

Bisimoto Brake Mounts

Toyo R888 Tires

Air Ride Equipment Airbag Suspension

 

EXTERIOR MODIFICATIONS

Denmatic Design Scheme

Bisimoto Custom Grille Insert

Hyundai Genuine Equipment Mud Flaps

Rhythms Powder Coating

Driftmotion Aluminum Piping

 

INTERIOR MODIFICATIONS

Bisimoto 4-Point Roll Cage

Harman Kardon Infinity Sound System Equipped with HD Radio

Infinity Audio System

Front Doors: Kappa 60.11cs 6-1/2” Two-Way Component System

Rear Doors: Kappa 62.11i 6-1/2” Two-Way Loudspeaker System

Cargo Space Speakers: Kappa 62.11i 6-1/2” Two-Way Loudspeaker System (Reference 1200S Shallow Mount Subwoofers)

Amplification: Kappa K5 five-channel 650 Watt Amplifier

Head Unit: JBL Legend CP100 Connected Car Receiver

Racepak IQ3 Dash

Bisimoto Reservoir Socks

Buddy Club Short shifter

G&J Braided Plumbing

Buddy Club Racing Seat

Custom Euro-inspired Leather Interior