The brilliant minds of Bisimoto Engineering and Hyundai are once again working together to create a 700 plus horsepower Hyundai Sonata for this year’s upcoming SEMA show. They are planning to start with the barebone techs and specs of the current Sonata, which includes a 2.4-liter engine that runs behind the pull of just 190 ponies. So how do they expect to add over 500 horsepower?
In order to hold so much power, the engineers are starting by adding new forged pistons, connecting rods and a strengthened valve train and camshafts. Ultimately they are gutting and adding in some stronger engine components that will be able to control the high-boost turbocharger. Because let’s face it if you don’t have a high-revving valve train, and you attempt to push a massive herd of horses through, you are likely going to shred apart.
Beyond the expected engine upgrades, they are also looking to add some coil over suspension, roll cage, and high-performance 18-inch wheels. When Bisimoto was asked about their end goal, they were quick to mention that yes a powerful engine is always the primary goal, but in order to reach that goal you need to really have a vehicle that is going to be reliable. No point in having a vehicle that isn’t reliable and still leaves you in control.
Losing control over a 708 horse powered vehicle is a definitive death wish. If you are looking for comparisons to what the techs and specs are of the regular Sonata, you can view it here by reading the review from a local NYC dealer, Hyundai of White Plains.
The SEMA show is coming to Las Vegas, Nevada this November 4th-7th. The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the entire world. It attracts some of the most brilliant minds in the entire automotive industry. From engineers, designers, software developers and even lead generation and marketing masterminds. It is the ideal place for those looking to enter the auto industry, and to make some major connections.