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SEMA 2016: Bisimoto Hyundai Santa-Fast gets over 1000 PS

SEMA 2016: Bisimoto Hyundai Santa-Fast gets over 1000 PS image

Text: Nica Onate / Photos: Hyundai | posted November 03, 2016 14:48

Custom Santa-Fast revealed with 3.8L V6 engine producing 1090 PS

Hyundai and Bisimoto have once again teamed up to create a rear-drive Santa-Fast SUV for this year's Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Starting with the exterior, the Santa-Fast features a Denmatic design scheme with Gatowraps. It also has the brand's Genuine Accessories, mudgards, and custom modified grill. The Santa-Fast rides on a 19-inch Tarmac R40 Wheels wrapped in Toyo tires.

Rear quarter of the Hyundai Bisimoto Santa Fast

Its interior, on the other hand, is fitted with Momo Daytona EVO seats and a crow restraint harness. Apart from these, it also features Bisimoto reservoir socks and a 4-point chromo roll cage.

“Bisimoto takes pleasure in making any vehicle fun to drive, even a larger SUV. Our Santa-Fast SUV is a proof-of-concept vehicle with driving capabilities that our customers can count on every day they turn the key,” said Bisi Ezerioha, owner of Bisimoto.

The 1,090 PS engine of the Hyundai Santa Fast

Under the hood, the Santa-Fast is powered by a Bisimoto-built Hyundai 3.8L Lambda V6 engine producing 1,090 PS. It is mated with a 6-speed manual conversion, along with a Genesis R-Spec gearbox.

Front quarter of the Bisimoto Hyundai Santa Fast

The Bisimoto team worked exhaustively on the custom rear-drive and six-speed manual transmission conversions in order to achieve an OEM-like appearance as well as function. Meanwhile, full boost for the powertrain is 39 psi, and a boost-per-gear protocol is used to allow for optimal traction.