Hyundai US has partnered with the engine wizards at Bisimoto Engineering to create a 737kW Genesis Coupé for the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The Bisimoto power junkies are known for extracting huge power from production-based engines and this Genesis is no exception.
Bisi Ezerioha started with a standard 3.8-litre Hyundai Lambda V6 block and crankshaft, added his own steel con-rods, Arias forged pistons in Golden Eagle sleeves, ARP head and main studs, a Bisimoto-spec Action Ironman clutch and a Supertech valvetrain with Bisimoto level 2.4 camshafts.
The heads were ported by Portflow and the top end was assembled with specially-made 'smart' ignition coils, NGK iridium spark plugs, Bisimoto injectors and two Bisimoto-modified Turbonetics BTX6462 turbochargers on hand-cut intake gaskets, with a shared Godzilla blow-off valve and an RG45 wastegate on each turbo.
This monster motor breathes in through a Spearco intercooler, mounted with VanJen clamps and stainless hardware, and two Kinsler fuel filters, fed by a Magnafuel 750 fuel-pump, and out through a stainless-steel Burns exhaust system, all controlled by an AEM Infinity electronic management system.
The chassis was upgraded with an in-house roll cage, Buddy Club racing seats and harnesses, Progress coilover suspension and anti-roll bars, prop-shaft and axles from Drive Shaft Shop and 20” Incurve alloys running Toyo race-compound rubber.
All the brake and clutch hoses were replaced with G&J braided stainless-steel lines, while an Odyssey dry-cell battery and a military-spec Rywire wiring loom provide the amps to run a Racepack IQ3 dashboard display.
Cool visuals are just as important as performance at SEMA, so Ezerioha created a special blue paint for this fire-breathing Genesis, tricked out with carbon-fibre bonnet and boot-lid, a Denmatic design graphics package and his own Bisimoto rear badge.
Neither he nor Hyundai is willing to quote performance figures; we suspect they intend to wait until after the show before doing any serious testing, just in case…