Hyundai has announced plans to introduce a 700+ bhp (522 kW) Tucson at SEMA.

Hyundai has announced plans to introduce a 700+ bhp (522 kW) Tucson at SEMA.

Set to be unveiled on November 3rd, the high-performance crossover was jointly-developed with Bisimoto Engineering and features a 2.4-liter Theta-II engine that has been equipped with a Turbonetics BTX-6465 billet turbocharger, a new camshaft, high-performance fuel injectors and NGK Iridium spark plugs.  The engine also has new fuel rails, a custom exhaust system and an Infinity 6 ECU - among other things.

Thanks to these modifications, the engine will produce more than 700 bhp (522 kW).  It will be connected to a six-speed manual transmission with a "Stage 5" clutch.

Besides the upgraded engine, the crossover will have a revised grille, an Air Ride suspension and 19-inch fifteen52 TARMAC-style wheels.  The model will also has a bespoke interior with a Buddy Club racing seat, a  Racepak IQ3 digital dash and a four-point roll cage.

In a statement, Bisimoto Engineering owner Bisi Ezerioha said "The 2016 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 CUV market."  He added, "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 2016 Tucson with performance and reliability at its core."

Check out the press release for additional information

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