Hyundai Elantra GT Bisimoto Concept with 600hp unveiled at SEMA [video]

1.8-liter engine with 600+ hp.

Hyundai has collaborated with California-based tuner Bisimoto Engineering for a heavily modified Elantra GT.

The power of the 1.8-liter engine has been raised to an impressive 600 hp (447 kW) by installing custom steel connecting rods, injectors, camshafts, intake gasket and a Turbonetics turbocharger. It also has NGK Iridium spark plugs, Spearco intercooler and Arias forged pistons.

A custom coilover suspension, clutch and JNF roll cage are part of the package, along with 18x8.5 Buddy Club P1 Racing SF Challenge Wheels. Inside it features racing seats and harnesses, Racepack IQ3 dash, reservoir shocks and an AEM wideband failsafe module.

The press release below details all modifications.

Source: Hyundai

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 22, 2012 - Hyundai teamed up with California-based tuner, Bisimoto Engineering, to develop a one-of-a kind SEMA show car. In the Elantra GT's first concept appearance at SEMA, Bisimoto gave the car a complete re-working with an emphasis on outrageous performance gains. Starting with forged Arias pistons, Bisimoto con-rods and Turbonetics turbocharger, AEM water-methanol injection and Bisimoto high-pressure injectors, the Bisimoto Elantra GT is one of the highest specific-output Hyundais ever created, muscling 600+ horsepower out of the 1.8-liter "Nu" engine family powerplant. This concept will be unveiled at the 2012 SEMA Show with a variety of other Veloster and Genesis Coupes under the Hyundai banner.

"At Bisimoto Engineering, we strive to deliver the most performance wrapped up in the most unexpected packages," said Hedi Kim, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Bisimoto Engineering. "When the Elantra GT was introduced by Hyundai, we knew it would be a perfect platform for us to showcase our tuning prowess. With our experience in forced induction and small-displacement engines, we focused on raw horsepower with this SEMA concept. We think the final product is a great example of just what can be achieved with turbocharging and engine tuning in the present day."

Besides the engine upgrades, the Bisimoto Elantra GT hosts an extensive list of interior and exterior modifications. Building upon European design cues, the Elantra GT adds an ARK custom body kit, a JFN full roll cage, Bisimoto racing seats and harnesses, and custom interior. This concept is an assault on the senses that promises to be a must-see at this year's SEMA show. The comprehensive list of Bisimoto enhancements includes:

Powertrain Modifications

Bisimoto-built 1.8L "NU" family Hyundai engine
Bisimoto steel rods, turbo kit, intake gasket, injectors, and web level 2.4 camshafts
Arias forged pistons
AEM Series 2 EMS, and smart IGBT coils
MSD coil wires
NGK Iridium spark plugs
PurOl Oils
Bisimoto/Turbonetics BTX6462 turbocharger, blow-off, wastegate
Spearco intercooler
Golden Eagle sleeved block, and intake manifold
Griffin Radiator
Supertech valvetrain
Vibrant Vanjen clamps and stainless hardware
AEM water-methanol kit
AEM 320lph fuel pump
ARP head, main, and wheel studs
Portflow custom headwork
VP Streetblaze 100 fuel
Kinsler fuel filters
Chassis/Suspension Modifications

JNF roll cage
Progress coilover suspension and sway bar
Buddy Club P1 Racing SF Challenge Wheels, 18x8.5
Bisimoto-spec Action 2MS Clutch
Exterior Modifications

Gatorwrap custom laminated body wrap
Type 2 graphics
ARK body kit
Denmatic design scheme
Bisimoto Extreme Dimensions hood and aero upgrades
Burns Stainless muffler and hardware
Interior Modifications

Bisimoto racing seats and harness
Bisimoto reservoir socks
Racepack IQ3 dash
AEM wideband failsafe module
Odyssey ER-25MJ dry cell battery
Rywire mil-spec harness
G&J braided lines
Rueda interior paint
Bisimoto Engineering is known worldwide for awe-inspiring street, show and race vehicles. With no fear of the unknown, Bisimoto is always on the cutting edge of automotive technology. Bisimoto Engineering was created to fill the need for laboratory, dynamometer, and race-proven high-performance products. Their main focus is overhead camshaft inline four-cylinder engines and flat-six Porsche powerplants. Bisimoto are true engineers, scientists and enthusiasts who desire to bring premiere products to their customers.

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.

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KelvinAng KelvinAng
wow, 600hp for this hatchback car! That was too much! overall the car is cool and is totally build for race even the rear seat was taken off and replaced with the bars. http://mycarlifestyle.blogspot.com
Nov 1st, 2012 4:33pm
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600hp from a 1.8, impressive. I know it is a small light car but I don't think I would feel comfortable going for a burn with those brakes...
Nov 1st, 2012 4:55am
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