Big mods on Tucson for SEMA
Hyundai has revealed the mostpowerful 2016 Tucson yet created, built by the powertrain gurus at Bisimoto Engineering for the 2015 SEMA automative parts and accessories show to be held in Las Vegas in November.
Utilising Hyundai’s 2.4-litre “Theta-II” power plant as the starting point for the build, similar to a Sonata built last year, Bisimoto mated strengthened internals with fast-burning flex-fuel, a high-boost turbocharger, and an upgraded engine management system to put down more than 500kW to the wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.
This rendition of the Tucson was built with the ultimate vision of packing world-beating performance and technology into a brand-new, unexpected vehicle platform.
“The 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 SUV market,” said Bisi Ezerioha, owner and chief engineer, Bisimoto Engineering.
“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 Tucson with performance and reliability at its core.”
Complementing the absurd power figures, Bisimoto gave the exterior a very clean “street fighter” look, riding on custom air-ride suspension, white five-star race-spec wheels and sticky, R-compound rubber.
A custom roll cage hints to the vehicle’s performance credentials, and the signature Bisimoto look is roundedout with the elimination of the front grille, replaced with a huge intercooler to cool the incoming air. AEM Electronics with Infinity 6 ECU, boost controller and fuel pressure regulator. Arias 9:1 compression pistons. ARP head studs and bolts. Bisimoto springs and titanium retainers. Bisimoto level 2.4 camshaft. Bisimoto 360 degree oil cap. Bisimoto custom exhaust system. 2200cc injectors. Golden Eagle sleeves and intake. Bisimoto MLS gasket. Bisimoto intake heat shielding gasket. High-flow fuel pump. NGK Iridium spark plugs. Puröl “elite series” synthetic motor oils. Puröl MTF transmission fluid. Port flow custom headwork. Kinsler fuel rail and filter. Bisimoto steel rods. Bustom mil-spec harness. Turbonetics BTX-6465 billet turbo. Wastegate. Blowoff valve. Spearco intercooler. Vibrant vanjen clamps and stainless steel hardware. Turbo hot header coatings. Spec stage five clutch.