For its first appearance at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback has received an extensive tune by California-based Bisimoto Engineering.
While it may not look like it from the single teaser rendering, this Elantra GT packs a might punch under its hood as Bisimoto made a whole of upgrades to the stock model's 1.8-liter four-cylinder powerplant.
Among other things, the engine menu includes forged Arias pistons, Bisimoto con-rods and Turbonetics turbocharger, AEM water-methanol injection and Bisimoto high-pressure injectors, all of which help increase the four-banger's output from a family-friendly 148hp to a whopping 600+ horsepower.
"When the Elantra GT was introduced by Hyundai, we knew it would be a perfect platform for us to showcase our tuning prowess," said Hedi Kim, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Bisimoto Engineering.
He continued: “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.”
In addition to the heavily modified engine, Bisimoto's Elantra GT also features a comprehensive list of interior, exterior and performance modifications, including, but not limited to, an ARK custom body kit, 18-inch wheels, a coilover suspension and sway bar, a JFN full roll cage, and Bisimoto racing seats and harnesses.