Hyundai is traveling to the 2015 SEMA Show with the most powerful Tucson ever.
For the fourth straight year, the Korean automaker has teamed up with industry experts Bisimoto to create a high-horsepower ride that is guaranteed to grab the interest of show goers at the annual convention in Las Vegas. Dubbed the Bisimoto “Brute Ute,” it uses Hyundai’s 2.4-liter engine as its starting point and after a thorough rebuild and a custom turbo kit from Bisimoto, the Tucson is expected to put down more than 700 hp to the wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.
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On the outside, Bisimoto will keep things conservative, going for a very clean “street fighter” appearance. It will ride on a custom air suspension and white five-star race-spec wheels along with sticky R-compound rubber. Inside it will have a custom roll cage, while the signature Bisimoto look will remove the front grille for a massive front-mount intercooler.
Check back on November 3 when the Bisimoto Brute Ute debuts at the 2015 SEMA Show. AutoGuide.com will be at the show, covering it live.
“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,” said Bisi Ezerioha, owner and chief engineer, Bisimoto Engineering. “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.”
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