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Hyundai is Out to Prove Electrified Doesn’t Mean Boring

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Hyundai is Out to Prove Electrified Doesn’t Mean Boring

Bisimoto is going to work its magic on the new Hyundai Ioniq.

Known for crazy high-horsepower builds for the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas, this year Bisimoto is turning its attention to something new. Instead of transforming a Hyundai Santa Fe into a 1,040-hp machine like it did last year, Bisimoto is creating the “HyperEconiq Ioniq” with a focus on the best hypermiling, economy, and friction technologies to improve efficiency even more.

As you can imagine, there’s no strapping on a massive turbocharger to the Ioniq and boosting its power. Instead, Bisimoto claims the Ioniq gets combined fuel economy well over 80 mpg, returning 83 mpg on its tests.

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Modifications to the Ioniq include a Bisimoto Dream aero kit, consisting of a front splitter, TA wing, side splitters, and rear wheel covers. The stock wheels have been tossed out for 19-inch carbon fiber wheels from Carbon Revolution wrapped with low-rolling resistance tires, while the Ioniq sits closer to the ground thanks to Progress Performance coilover suspension. Other upgrades include a Bisimoto pulse-chamber exhaust, Racepak OBD-monitoring electronics, ARP wheel studs, Buddy Club aluminum brake calipers, Recaro Pole Position seats, enhanced e-generators, NGK spark plugs, and optimized inertial supercharging during valvetrain overlap.

“The HyperEconiq Ioniq takes the Ioniq where we always knew it could go, without sacrificing drivability,” said Bisi Ezerioha, president, Bisimoto Engineering. “Leveraging the outstanding Ioniq electrified platform and powertrain, we’ve focused on a variety of technical elements to bring efficiency, aero and design to the highest level.”

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