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The Hyundai Santa Fe Crests the 1,000-Horsepower Mark for SEMA

(Credit: © Hyundai)

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The Hyundai Santa Fe Crests the 1,000-Horsepower Mark for SEMA

Hyundai Santa-Fast

Hyundai Santa-Fast (Credit: © Hyundai)

The 2016 SEMA Show is still a month away, but this is about the time when automakers start releasing their plans for the modification-heavy show. Today, Hyundai broke the SEMA seal with the unveiling of the insane Santa Fe that it has planned for the show.

Dubbed the “Santa Fast,” this insane crossover is the brainchild of the maniacs at Bisimoto — perennial partners with Hyundai for this show. In its standard setup, the Santa Fe comes with a respectable 3.3-liter V-6 that produces 290 horsepower that delivers decent performance and OK gas mileage. Of course, this engine just won’t do for Bisimoto…

The modifier extraordinaire took to the wrenches and crammed Hyundai’s 3.8-liter Lambda V-6 under the Santa Fe’s hood. And that’s not all, of course. Bisimoto then tweaked this engine to crank out an insane 1,040 horsepower.

The list of mods to get it to this insane number is a mile long, but let’s cover some of the highlights. These included a custom twin-turbo system with an intercooler, AEM electronics, an Infinity 706 ECU, Arias 9-to-1 custom forged pistons, Five-O 2,200 cc fuel injectors, a Supertech valvetrain, and so much more.

Bisimoto didn’t just stop at the engine either. It also tweaked the chassis with Fifteen52 19-inch wheels, Toyo R888 tires, coil-over suspension and four-piston calipers; and upgraded the cabin with Momo Daytona EVO seats, Bismoto reservoir socks, a four-point roll cage, and Crow harnesses.

Needless to say, this is one badass crossover. Sadly, we’ll never see it in real life, so get your drool on now while you can.

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