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Dubbed the Santa Fast, this Hyundai Santa Fe will be one of the officially sanctioned, highly modified Hyundais on display at SEMA 2016 in Las Vegas.

Developed by tuner Bisimoto, the Santa Fast is based on the seven-seat long-wheelbase Santa Fe that’s sold in the US.

The four-cylinder or 3.3-litre V6 engines found in the production crossover have been junked in favour of the 3.8-litre V6 that typically does services in the Genesis rear-wheel drive range.

As with Hyundai’s luxury marque, the Santa Fast’s 3.8-litre V6 is longitudinally mounted. Unlike the production vehicles, though, this implementation employs two turbochargers, an intercooler, an Infinity ECU, new camshafts and forged pistons, and racing injectors.

2017 Santa Fe
Above: North American LWB Hyundai Santa Fe.

These changes, and more besides, mean that this flex-fuel capable engine is capable of developing an eye-popping 775kW (1040hp) of power. Drive is delivered to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.

The Santa Fast rides on 19-inch Tarmac R40 wheels fitted with 265/35 Toyo R888 tyres. The braking package includes four-piston callipers.

Given the car’s massive performance potential and the extensive work done to the vehicle’s drivetrain, the exterior changes are limited to the car’s livery and a new custom grille.

On the inside, the Santa Fast features a four-point roll cage, and Momo Daytona Evo bucket seats with Crow restraint harnesses.

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