Hyundai Sonata Pumps Out 708HP for SEMA [w/Video]
OK, Hyundai, let's skip the concept and go straight to production on the 708-horsepower Sonata you're building for SEMA. It would be the shot heard 'round the world against the likes of the Dodge Charger Hellcat, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and 'insert your favorite high-powered German sedan' here. Of course, it will never happen, but Hyundai, in partnership with Bisimoto Engineering, has proven it could if money is no object. By the way, Hyundai won't reveal how much it's spending on this insane new project. RELATED: See Photos of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata The amazing thing is that all this power is being wrestled from Hyundai's 2.4-liter “Theta-II” 4-cylinder engine. Bisimoto says it will attain the 708 horsepower through a combination of strengthened internal components – forged pistons, connecting rods, a high-revving valve train and camshafts and a fast-burning flex-fuel diet. Among its mechanical bits are a Bisimoto intake gasket, Web Level 2.4 camshafts, and a high-boost Turbonetics TNX 82/64 turbocharger. The interior has been given a sporty feel with the addition of racing harnesses, AEM wideband gauges, and EK Autoworx interior paint. Rounding out the exterior look is a Bisimoto front splitter and aero package, Fifteen52 18-inch aluminum wheels, and a Burns stainless exhaust system. RELATED: See Photos of the Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Genesis Coupe
This is the third year in a row Hyundai is partnering with Bisimoto. Last year they paired together to create a Hyundai Genesis coupe with 1,000 horsepower generated from a turbocharged Hyundai-based 3.8-liter V6 engine. It had Twin Bisimoto/Turbonetics BTX6462 turbochargers: Godzilla blow-off valve and Dual RG45 wastegates.
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