Hyundai and Bisimoto reveal 521kW Sonata
Hyundai and big-power specialist Bisimoto have partnered to produce a 521kW Hyundai Sonata for this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas.
HYUNDAI HAS PARTNERED, for the third time, with Bisimoto Engineering to present the 521kW Bisimoto Sonata for the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas (4 November). Last year, Bisimoto built a 735kW Genesis Coupe for last year’s SEMA show.
While Bisimoto took the Sonata’s existing 2.4-litre Theta-II four-cylinder engine as its starting point, the new engine is almost unrecognisable with forged pistons, connecting rods, a high-revving valve train and camshafts, a high-boost turbocharger, and a fast-burning, flex-fuel diet. The result is 521kW. The Bisimoto Sonata has been wrapped in a custom laminated body wrap and graphics, while on the inside, racing harnesses AEM wideband gauges and EK Autoworx interior paint complete the racer look.
“With a proven and efficient 2.4-litre engine as a starting platform and a sophisticated, sleek, four-door design, the Sonata was the perfect candidate for this year’s build,” said Bisi Ezerioha, owner and chief engineer, Bisimoto Engineering.
“Outrageous power is nothing without reliability, and it was a firm goal to retain the reliability that Hyundai is known for. After hundreds of hours of testing, failure analysis and prototyping, 18 new products will be engineered and produced in-house to produce 521kW from the Sonata.”