Hyundai Teases 708-HP Sonata for SEMA

Hyundai and tuning company Bisimoto are at it again, creating another insane car for the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. 

Following in the footsteps of the 1,000-hp Genesis Coupe that was revealed at last year’s show, the folks at Bisimoto have managed to squeeze 708 hp out of Hyundai’s 2.4-liter “Theta-II” four-cylinder engine and install it under the hood of a Sonata. To complement the new found power there will also be suspension upgrades, an aero package, a front splitter and a large rear wing fitted to the car.

To bring the engine up to that level of power, it is fitted with forged pistons and connecting rods, a high-revving valve train and camshafts and a high-boost turbocharger. A fast-burning flex-fuel diet also helps.

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“Outrageous power is nothing without reliability, and it was a firm goal to retain the reliability that Hyundai is known for,” said Bisi Ezerioha, owner and chief engineer of Bisimoto Engineering. “After hundreds of hours of testing, failure analysis and prototyping, 18 new products will be engineered and produced in house to produce 708 horsepower from the Sonata.”

For style, the Sonata is fitted with a full body wrap and graphics. The interior has been given an overhaul as well with the addition of racing harnesses, AEM wideband gauges and EK Autoworx interior paint.

The Bisimoto Sonata will be revealed on November 4 at 9 a.m. PT.

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