Hyundai to Show 700hp Tucson Tuned by Bisimoto at SEMA 2015
Six-Speed Manual, Air Ride Suspension Fitted to “Brute Ute”
Hyundai is once again partnering with Bisimoto Engineering on this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show build, turning the company’s Tucson compact SUV into a fire-breathing 700hp track star.
Showing up at SEMA 2015, the Bisimoto “Brute Ute” starts out as a standard Hyundai Tucson equipped with the 2.4L I-4 powerplant. Many of the engine’s internals get swapped out for stronger units, with ARP head studs and bolts, Bisimoto valvesprings, a Bisi camshaft, larger injectors, a higher-flow fuel pump (running flex-fuel through the engine), stronger connecting rods, and a variety of other parts. A Turbonetics BTX-6465 billet turbo provides aspiration to the engine, with a wastegate and blowoff valve providing more protection.
The Bisimoto Tucson gets a stiff, planted stance as well, courtesy of an Air Ride Equipment ’bagged suspension, while Buddy Club brakes, Bisimoto brake mounts, and Toyo tires arrest speed as quickly as the turbo engine accumulates it. Those tires are wrapped around fifteen52 TARMAC R43 wheels, sized 19 inches. Those five-star wheels give the Tucson a dynamic, 80s-retro appearance that we love.
A four-point rollcage, Buddy Club racing seats, and an extensively leather-wrapped interior keep occupants safe and happy, and a Bisimoto custom exterior grille and some sexy powdercoating keep the exterior looking sleek. Hyundai-spec mudflaps give the ride some rally attitude as well.
With 700 hp using off-the-rack components, the Bisimoto Tucson is pretty inspiring to owners of the compact SUV everywhere. Given deep enough pockets, any casual Hyundai owner could potentially turn their daily driver into a show star or track hero. That’s the point of these SEMA builds. They ignite the imagination of car owners everywhere, and we’re glad to see this one based on such a plebian, otherwise unassuming family vehicle. We can’t wait to see it in person in November.
What “boring” car would you choose as your SEMA showstopper?