Hyundai is proud to reveal that it has built its most powerful Tucson yet. This magnificent vehicle – the 2016 Hyundai Tucson -- was created for the 2015 SEMA Show by the powertrain experts of Bisimoto Engineering. Serving as the starting point for its build, Hyundai utilized its 2.4-liter “Theta-II” power plant.
Similar to the 2015 Sonata last year, Bisimoto used a combination of fast-burning flex-fuel paired with strengthened internals, upgraded engine management system, and high-boost turbocharger. The result is a 700 horsepower engine that is partnered with a 6-speed manual transmission.
This version of the 2016 Tucson was created with the ultimate aim of placing technology and record breaking performance to an unexpected and brand-new vehicle platform. For this year’s build, the 2016 Tucson comes as the perfect platform, shares Bisi Ezerioha, owner and chief engineer Bisimoto Engineering.
This gives the Bisimoto a unique opportunity to draw a wider audience by tapping through the CUV market’s growing popularity adds Ezerioha.
The company is confident that the power plant can deliver what is expected from it given that it resulted from hundreds of hours of developing and testing new engine components. This also enables the 2016 Tucson to have a race-bred and fresh take with reliability and performance at its core, Ezerioha concludes.
Complementing what already appear to be ridiculous power figures, the people at Bisimoto gave the 2016 Tucson an exterior that gives the appearance of a clean “street fighter.” This is enhanced further by the customized air-ride suspension and the five-star white race-spec wheels with the R-compound sticky rubber.
Then there is the custom roll cage that gives a clue to the car’s performance qualifications. The trademark Bisimoto is completed by removing the front grille and replacing it with a huge intercooler in order to cool any incoming air.
This is the fourth straight year that Hyundai has partnered with the Bisimoto. The “Brute Ute” will be officially revealed during Hyundai’s SEMA press conference scheduled for November 3, 11:30 a.m. PT, to be held at Las Vegas. To know more about the 2015 SEMA, follow #HyundaiSEMA.