Hyundai is Out to Prove Electrified Doesn't Mean Boring

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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