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Tuning a car to produce anywhere near 1,000 horsepower is a respectable feat in its own right. Which makes the fact that Bisimoto managed to tune a Honda Odyssey minivan to produce 1,029 horsepower that much more impressive. I mean, it's a minivan that produces more horsepower than a Ferrari F12! Now, the Bisimito minivan is being put up on the auction block at Mecum's Monterey auction, which runs August 18 to 21 during the Monterey Car Week and the Pebble Beach Concours.
The guys at Bisimoto used an otherwise unassuming and stock 2014 Honda Odyssey as the starting point for this infamous build. The mythical 1,029 horsepower was achieved in part thanks to liberal use of turbocharging, including a Turbonetics 7265 turbine and RG45 wastegate. The vehicle also includes a custom full leather interior as well as an adjustable air ride suspension system and Toyo T1 sport tires. All of this power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. It seems kind of dangerous to us that all that power goes to the front wheels. Torque steer! Think of the torque steer! The Bisimoto van remains as the most powerful SEMA project car ever produced for Honda, minivan or otherwise.
The van will hit the auction block at the Mecum auction in Monterey on August 18. Mecum did not release hammer price guidance for the car, but we wouldn't be surprised if someone opens their checkbook and drops close to six-figures on this one-of-a-kind van. It's not close to being one of the rarest or most amazing cars in the upcoming Mecum auction. But it does pack more horsepower than the likes of the Aston Martin Vulcan that is set to be sold. It is also rarer than the matte black LaFerrari set to go under the hammer.