TodayApril 15, 2022

Hyundai shows five concepts at SEMA 2016

Hyundai Motor America showed five new concepts at the 2016 SEMA show, including a special skunkworks race concept.


Hyundai and Bisimoto have again partnered for the SEMA show, this time developing a 1,040 horsepower, rear-drive “Santa-Fast” SUV. Bisimoto is well-renowned for awe-inspiring street, show, and race vehicles. With no fear of the unknown, Bisimoto is always on the cutting edge of automotive technology, and the Bisimoto “Santa Fast” Santa Fe is no exception, a flex-fuel turbocharged, Hyundai-based 3.8L Lambda V6 powerplant, positioned longitudinally and driving the rear wheels.

“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 team worked exhaustingly on the custom rear-drive and six-speed manual transmission conversions to achieve an OEM-like appearance and function. The full boost for the powertrain is 39 psi, and a boost-per-gear protocol is used to allow for optimal traction.

Other key modifications to the “Santa-Fast” include:


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
Drift motion Aluminum 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 aluminum 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

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.