Hyundai and Bisimoto develops 1040hp (745kW) Santa Fe for SEMA


Hyundai and Bisimoto have again partnered for the upcoming SEMA show, this time going absolutely power-obsessed by developing a 1,040 horsepower (775kW), rear-drive Santa Fe SUV.

The hyper SUV, called the “Santa-Fast”, gets its power from a flex-fuel twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre Hyundai Lambda V6 powerplant, positioned longitudinally and driving the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox sourced from the Genesis R-Spec. The SEMA-spec Santa Fe also gains a Hyundai Equus rear differential for optimum traction.

To keep handling in check, Bisimoto equipped the Santa Fe with a set of KW coilover suspension, custom Bisimoto axles and half shaft and custom Rothfab rear sub-frame conversion. Putting the power down is a set of Fifteen52, 19-inch Tarmac R40 Wheels wrapped in sticky Toyo R888 tyres measuring 265/35R19, while stopping power comes courtesy of Buddy Club 4-piston brakes with Bisimoto brackets.

Inside, the Bisimoto Santa Fe gains Momo Daytona EVO seats, Bisimoto reservoir socks and 4-point chromo roll cage.

“Bisimoto takes pleasure in making any vehicle fun to drive, even a larger SUV,” said ‘Bisi Ezerioha, owner of Bisimoto. “Our Santa-Fast SUV is a proof-of-concept vehicle with driving capabilities that our customers can count on every day they turn the key.”

The Bisimoto Hyundai Santa Fe will make its debut at the 2016 SEMA in November.


  • Bisimoto-built Hyundai 3.8L engine, in climate-controlled engine-building clean room
  • Bisimoto custom twin-turbo kit and intercooler
  • AEM Electronics
  • Infinity 708 ECU
  • Boost-control solenoid
  • Fuel pressure regulator and flex-fuel sender
  • Arias 9.0:1 custom forged pistons, Bisimoto specification
  • Bisimoto-Web level 2.4 camshafts
  • PurOl “Elite Series” Synthetic Motor Oil, 5w30
  • PurOl Manual Transmission Fluid
  • GuldstandPro mil-spec wiring harness
  • Driftmotion Aluminium tubing
  • ARP Head studs, wheel studs, and bolts
  • Bisimoto custom exhaust system with dual-pulse chambers
  • Five-O racing 2200cc Injectors
  • Supertech valvetrain
  • Kinsler fuel filters
  • Golden Eagle sleeves
  • NGK Iridium spark plugs
  • Odyssey PC 950 battery
  • Brian Crower steel rods
  • Racepak IQ3 street dash
  • Twin Turbonetics TNX 30/56 Turbos
  • Dual RG45 wastegates
  • Godzilla blow-off valve
  • Spearco intercooler core
  • Vibrant Vanjen clamps and stainless steel hardware
  • WPC engine treatment and coatings
  • Goodridge Motorsport braided lines and plumbing
  • Performance tube bending mandrel hardware
  • Griffen dual-core radiator
  • TurboHot exhaust coatings


  • Custom Rothfab rear sub-frame conversion
  • Hyundai Equus rear differential
  • 6-speed manual conversion, with Genesis R-Spec gearbox
  • Custom console-mounted shifter
  • Spec stage-5 clutch and aluminium flywheel
  • Custom Bisimoto axles and half shaft
  • KW coil-over suspension


  • Fifteen52, 19-inch Tarmac R40 Wheels
  • Toyo tires: R888 265/35R19
  • Buddy Club 4-piston brakes, with Bisimoto brackets


  • Denmatic design scheme
  • Gatorwraps auto wrap
  • Hyundai Genuine Accessories mudguards
  • Custom modified grill


  • Momo Daytona EVO seats
  • Bisimoto reservoir socks
  • 4-point chromo roll cage
  • Crow restraint harnesses

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