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Bisimoto Hyundai Elantra (i30) with 447kW debuts at SEMA

US-based tuning firm Bisimoto has tried its hand at the latest Hyundai Elantra GT – i30 in Australia – and created one hell of a little pocket rocket out of it. The final product has just been unveiled at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Featuring a heavily tuned 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the little i30 produces a mind-blowing 447kW of power. This is a huge increase on the standard car’s 107kW rating.

The increase comes thanks to a huge Turbonetics turbocharger feeding air through a large Spearco front-mounted intercooler, Arias forged pistons mounted to custom conrods, custom camshafts, and an AEM Series 2 EMS engine computer with IGBT coils, and an AEM water-methanol kit.

To ensure the rest of the car is up to the task of managing all that power there’s a full JNF roll cage setup inside, a full racing cockpit with bucket seats and harnesses, and a comprehensive suspension and chassis makeover.

On the outside the Bisimoto Hyundai Elantra features an ARK bodykit and a Gatorwrap custom laminated body wrap, and a set of lightweight 18 x 8.5-inch Buddy Club P1 Racing SF Challenge  alloy wheels.

This is one serious i30. We can only imagine how much fun that could be had behind the wheel.

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 CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.