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This 1,000-Horsepower Hyundai SUV Is Easily the Coolest Thing You’ll See at SEMA

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Hyundai Santa Fe Bismoto SEMA custom SUV


Face it–sport utility vehicles by-and-large have been neutered of their adventurous, “sporting” nature in favor of family-friendly accessibility and daily-driver fuel efficiency. It’s time somebody did something about that.

To show what its Santa Fe SUV is truly capable of, Hyundai joined with Bismoto Engineering to create a jaw-droppingly powerful, rear-wheel-drive custom version. That’s right–a rear-wheel drive Hyundai SUV that earns (no joke) over 1,000 horsepower.

Your dreams have indeed come true.

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No longer being called the Santa Fe, this SUV exclusively customized by Bismoto for the 2016 SEMA Show is being dubbed the “Santa-Fast.” And it certainly deserves that name.

This stunning concept vehicle has been enhanced with a flex-fuel turbocharged, Hyundai-based 3.8-liter Lambda V6 with custom twin-turbo kit and intercooler. It gets a boost from 19-inch Tarmac R40 Wheels, Buddy Club 4-piston brakes with Bisimoto brackets, Genesis R-Spec gearbox, and custom Rothfab rear sub-frame conversion. Some of the other many, many (four-dozen, in fact) enhancements include:

  • Infinity 708 ECU
  • Boost-control solenoid
  • Fuel pressure regulator and flex-fuel sender
  • Arias 9.0:1 custom forged pistons, Bisimoto specification
  • Bisimoto-Web level 2.4 camshafts
  • Bisimoto custom exhaust system with dual-pulse chambers
  • Five-O racing 2200cc Injectors
  • Supertech valvetrain
  • Twin Turbonetics TNX 30/56 Turbos
  • Dual RG45 wastegates
  • Godzilla blow-off valve
  • Custom Rothfab rear sub-frame conversion
  • Spec stage-5 clutch and aluminum flywheel
  • KW coil-over suspension
  • Gatorwraps auto wrap
  • Custom modified grill
  • Momo Daytona EVO seats
  • 4-point chromo roll cage

“Bisimoto takes pleasure in making any vehicle fun to drive, even a larger SUV,” stated ‘Bisi Ezerioha, owner of Bisimoto. “Our Santa-Fast SUV is a proof-of-concept vehicle with driving capabilities that our customers can count on every day they turn the key.”

Hyundai worked with Bismoto last year when they jointly released a 700-horsepower Tucson SUV for the 2015 SEMA Show. Suffice it today, Bismoto really stepped up its game this time; the 1,000-horsepower Santa Fe will be on display at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas on November 1st-4th.

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