Bisimoto and Hyundai joined their forces for a third year and will unveil at the 2014 SEMA Show a special version of the 2015 Sonata. The vehicle is powered by a 2.4-liter “Theta-II” four-cylinder engine in the standard mode but several modifications were brought in order to deliver an impressive 708 hp.
According to the press release, the engine received a new intake gasket, web level 2.4 camshafts, Turbonetics TNX 82/64 turbocharger, Turbonetics wastegate, Deatschwerks 2200cc injectors, Arias forged pistons, R&R steel connecting rods, a blow-off valve, AEM Infiniti 6 ECU, Spearco intercooler, Golden Eagle sleeved block, Griffin radiator, Supertech valvetrain, Vibrant Vanjen clamps and stainless hardware, Magnafuel 750 fuel pump, ARP head studs, Portflow custom headwork, VP E85R fuel, Kinsler fuel filters, PurOl Elite synthetic oils and NGK Iridium spark plugs.
In addition, the custom Sonata received a Bisimoto roll cage, new Progress coil-over suspension and sway bar, Fifteen52 18-inch Tarmac aluminum wheels, ARP wheel studs and Bisimoto-spec Action Ironman Clutch.
When it comes to design, the vehicle received Extreme Autowerks custom laminated body wrap, Type 2 graphics, Bisimoto splitter, Wasp Composites Aero package, a Denmatic design scheme and Burns Stainless muffler and hardware.
Inside, we find Bisimoto reservoir socks, a Racepack IQ3 dash, AEM wideband gauges, Odyssey ER-25MJ dry cell battery, Electronics Management mil-spec harness, G&J braided lines and EK Auto Worx interior paint.
Introduced in 2009, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata sets the standards higher for design in the mid-size sedan segment, with customers and carmakers alike recognizing its groundbreaking design. Four model years after, the Sonata boasts of more mature design marked lively, crisp lines as well as smooth, subtle surfaces. It is heavily influenced by an evolution of the original fluidic sculpture design language, the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, allowing the new Sonata to properly express its premium appearance and outstanding value.
The new 2015 Sonata is marked up front by a more refined, larger grille featuring a wide air intake. Its body is laden with simple lines that hint on the car’s improved dynamic performance as well as human-machine connection it delivers. The Sonata’s signature beltline has been stretched tight to highlight its strength while its taut, horizontal rocker panels indicate the increased levels of stability and agility of its chassis.
While the new Sonata has retained its coupe-like roofline, it is now complemented by a larger window graphic that highlights its more spacious interior. The rear end features horizontal lines that don’t just emphasize the sedan’s width but also deliver a more planted appearance. Overall, the new 2015 Sonata boasts of a shape with low coefficient of drag value of just 0.27 Cd, which is lower than any non-hybrid mid-size sedan.
On the other hand, the new 2015 Sonata SE offers a traditional design that employs standard LED daytime running lights, chrome surround for the day light opening, a rear lip spoiler as well as and 16-inch alloy wheels. Sonata Limited features dual exhaust and rocker panel extensions, while Sonata Sport comes with a more assertive front grille and bumper, side chrome molding and side rocker extensions. Sonata Sport models with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine are provided with dual exhaust while Sport 2.0T versions are marked by quad exhaust tips, a distinct rear bumper and 18-inch alloy wheels. Hyundai expects the Sport model to be the most popular Sonata.