This thing is seriously powerful.
The Hyundai Tucson is probably the last SUV you would expect to be described as “powerful” or “badass,” but that’s all about to change come SEMA 2015. The South Korean automaker has once again teamed up with Bisimoto Engineering to create the 700-horsepower beast rendered here. The real deal will debut November 3rd at SEMA 2015 in Las Vegas, so for now you’ll just have to be content with this one rendering and some additional information as to how Bisimoto made the Tucson so badass.
Bisimoto’s Tucson sits much lower than stock thanks to a custom air-ride suspension system. The other noticeable exterior additions include five-star race-spec wheels and the elimination of the front grille (it was swapped for a large intercooler). Hyundai doesn’t exactly make 700-horsepower engines, which means this monstrous power output was achieved via added parts. Said additions to the 2.4-liter Theta II engine include a high-boost turbocharger, high-flow fuel pump and the requisite ECU tweaks. We can’t wait to see the finished product at SEMA, especially the interior and its roll cage.