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Hyundai has revealed the most powerful 2016 Tucson ever created, built by the powertrain gurus at Bisimoto Engineering for the 2015 SEMA show.

25 Sep 2015 | International News : U.S.A



In many ways, the SEMA show is the spiritual home for car tuners everywhere, bringing together the industry's hottest (and perhaps maddest) minds. And for this years 2015 SEMA show held in Las Vegas, Hyundai is going to showcase a Bisimoto Engineering-tuned 2016, named the 'Brute Ute', that is set to pack over 700bhp. And that is frankly quite ridiculous. 

Having previously worked together to produce high-performance and slightly mad takes on the Sonata, Genesis Coupe and Elantra GT, this is the fourth year Hyundai and Bismoto Enginering are collaborating, creating something that is less compact crossover and more compact rocket.

The vision was to pack world-beating performance and technology into a brand new, unexpected vehicle platform. Utilising Hyundai's 2.4-litre '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 700bhp to the wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. 

Complementing the absurd power figures, Bisimoto gave the exterior a very clean 'street fighter' look, riding on custom air-ride suspension, 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 instead. 

While Hyundai has only released a sketch, expect to get more looks at this mad vehicle at the SEMA show in November.

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