Hyundai sends Dodge a one-horsepower trump card

The Sonata is (now) a conservative family-mobile with great features and stellar value. Even the engines, which used to be tweaked for peak horsepower numbers, are tuned more for usable torque on the lower end.

But this one? Nope. Not this one.

Build in partnership with Bisimoto, the Sonata you see here pumps out 708 hp from its heavily-modified 2.4-liter “Theta-II” 4-cylinder engine. It makes those big numbers thanks to some high-boost turbocharging and its ability to burn ethanol as well as gasoline.+

“Outrageous power is nothing without reliability, and it was a firm goal to retain the reliability that Hyundai is known for. After hundreds of hours of testing, failure analysis and prototyping, 18 new products will be engineered and produced in house to produce 708 horsepower from the Sonata,” said Bisi Ezerioha, owner and chief engineer, Bisimoto Engineering.

Full specs below.

Hyundai Sonata SEMA Bisimoto Teaser


  • Bisimoto-tuned 2.4L Theta-II engine
    • Bisimoto intake gasket
    • Web Level 2.4 camshafts
    • Turbonetics TNX 82/64 turbocharger
      • Turbonetics blow-off valve
      • Turbonetics wastegate
      • Deatschwerks 2200cc Injectors
      • R&R steel connecting rods
      • Arias forged pistons
      • AEM Infinity 6 ECU, and smart coils
      • Spearco intercooler
      • Golden Eagle sleeved block, and intake manifold
      • Griffin Radiator
      • Supertech valvetrain
      • Vibrant Vanjen clamps and stainless hardware
      • Magnafuel 750 fuel pump
      • ARP head studs
      • Portflow custom headwork
      • VP E85R Fuel
      • Kinsler fuel filters
      • PurOl Elite Synthetic Oils
      • NGK Iridium spark plugs


  • Bisimoto roll cage
  • Progress coil-over suspension and sway bar
  • Fifteen52 18×8 Tarmac aluminum wheels
  • ARP wheel studs
  • Bisimoto-spec Action Ironman Clutch


  • Extreme Autowerks custom laminated body wrap
  • Type 2 graphics
  • Bisimoto splitter
  • Wasp Composites Aero package
  • Denmatic design scheme
  • Burns Stainless muffler and hardware


  • Bisimoto reservoir socks
  • Racepack IQ3 dash
  • AEM wideband gauges
  • Odyssey ER-25MJ dry cell battery
  • Electronics Management mil-spec harness
  • G&J braided lines
  • EK Auto Worx interior paint
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