Hyundai has revealed the most-powerful Tucson ever created, built by the powertrain experts of Bisimoto Engineering for the 2015 SEMA.
Partnering for a fourth straight year, Bisimoto’s “Brute Ute” will be revealed at Hyundai’s SEMA press conference on November 3 in Las Vegas.
Utilizing Hyundai’s 2.4-liter “Theta-II” power plant as the starting point for the build, Bisimoto mated strengthened internals with fast-burning flex-fuel, a high-boost turbocharger and an upgraded engine management system to put down more than 700 horsepower to the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission.
Complementing the power figures, Bisimoto gave the exterior a very clean “street fighter” look, riding on custom air-ride suspension, white five-star race-spec wheels and sticky, R-compound rubber. A custom roll cage hints to the vehicle’s performance credentials, and the signature Bisimoto look is rounded-out with the elimination of the front grille, replaced with a huge intercooler to cool the incoming air.