Bisimoto creating 500kW Hyundai Tucson for SEMA

Hyundai is teaming up with Bisimoto Engineering once again for the upcoming SEMA show. This time the pair is focusing on a special Tucson project.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Bisimoto

Labelled as the most powerful Tucson ever, the Bisimoto team is planning to give the new SUV a high-boost turbocharged version of Hyundai’s 2.4-litre Theta II engine. Power is set to max out at an incredible 500kW.

The engine will be tuned to offer flex-fuel capability thanks to a special Infinity 6 engine computer, along with a boost controller and fuel pressure regulator with 2200cc injectors.

To help the engine unleash the insane power level it will come packed with Arias pistons, a Bisimoto level 2.4 cam, Golden Eagle sleeves and intake, a Kinsler fuel rail, and a Turbonetics BTX-6465 billet turbocharger. Pressure is sent through a Spearco intercooler.

Not stopping at engine mods, the project will also give the Tucson an all-new look inside and out. Plans include a custom grille, Driftmotion aluminium piping, a Denmatic design scheme, and Rhythms powder coating. A set of fifteen52 Tarmac R43 19-inch wheels complete the exterior.

For the interior, passengers get a Harman Kardon Infinity sound system with sub-woofers, a full four-point roll cage, G&J braided piping, and a Racepak IQ3 dash. There’s also a Buddy Club racing seat.

Hyundai and Bisimoto will unveil the finished product at the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas, running November 3-6.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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