At this year’s SEMA show, Hyundai and Bisimoto Engineering will unveil a 528kW version of the new Hyundai Sonata sedan.
To get the Sonata’s standard 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine up from 138kW to 528kW — a 390kW or 383 per cent increase — Bisimoto fitted the motor with a Turbonetics TNX 82/64 turbo and a Spearco intercooler. There’s also a new radiator, high-revving valve train, fuel pump, camshafts, intake gasket, connecting rods, forged pistons and ECU, amongst other items.
Power is sent to the ground via a six-speed manual transmission. Aside from the gigantic rear wing, the 528kW Sonata will also feature a Bisimoto-designed front splitter, new 18-inch alloy wheels, a Burns exhaust package, and a laminated body wrap.
On the inside, the car will be fitted with racing harnesses, seating for four people, a roll cage and an air/fuel ratio gauge.
This isn’t the first time that the two companies have collaborated on an over-the-top SEMA show car. Last year Bisimoto worked with Hyundai to produce a 746kW (1000hp) version of Hyundai’s Genesis Coupe, which is powered by twin-turbocharged version of the regular Genesis’ 3.8-litre V6.
So, why did Hyundai and Bisimoto aim for 528kW for its SEMA Sonata? Although neither company has said as much, it’s worth noting that the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat each feature a 527kW (707hp) supercharged 6.2-litre V8. At its launch, Fiat Chrysler claimed that the Charger Hellcat was the world’s fastest and most powerful production sedan.