September 22, 2014

Hyundai partners with Bisimoto to create 708 hp flex-fuel 2015 Sonata

For the third year in a row, Hyundai is partnering with the powertrain gurus at Bisimoto Engineering, this time to create a 708 hp Sonata for the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Bisimoto's team specializes in extracting huge output from Hyundai's engines, like the 1,000 hp Bisimoto
Genesis Coupe that was built for last year's SEMA show.

For this year's show, the team is using Hyundai's 2.4-liter 'Theta-II' 4-cylinder engine as the starting point for their build. Through a combination of strengthened internal components - forged pistons, connecting rods, a high-revving valve train and camshafts - a high-boost turbocharger, and a fast-burning, flex-fuel diet, Bisimoto will extract 708 hp from the engine. Power will be sent to the road through a 6-speed manual transmission. As a total package, the 2015 Bisimoto Engineering Sonata boasts supercar-beating power, with room for three friends to come along for the ride of a lifetime. The vehicle will be revealed at Hyundai’' SEMA press conference on November 4.

"With a proven and efficient 2.4-liter engine as a starting platform and a sophisticated, sleek, four-door design, the 2015 Sonata was the perfect candidate for this year's build," said Bisi Ezerioha, Owner & Chief Engineer, Bisimoto Engineering. "Outrageous power is nothing without reliability, and it was a firm goal to retain the reliability that Hyundai is known for. After hundreds of hours of testing, failure analysis and prototyping, 18 new products will be engineered and produced in house to produce 708 hp from the Sonata."


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