The new Hyundai Sonata isn't due to arrive on Australian soil until sometime in the first quarter of next year, but Hyundai's US operation is already starting to find ways to spice up one of its more... er...beige offerings.
And with a little help with tuning outfit Bisimoto, they've managed to make a one-off Sonata that kicks out a massive 528kW from a turbocharged 2.4 litre inline four.
How does one make a 2.4 litre grocery-getter out-muscle a Lamborghini Aventador?
Well according to Bisimoto, it takes forged pistons, conrods, special camshafts and one hell of a turbo to generate that much mumbo.
ARP headstuds help keep the head and block from separating, and the block has been sleeved to improve its strength. Though it's based on a production engine, virtually everything has been modified in some way.
However as far as we can tell, all of that power continues to go to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.
The clutch has been upgraded to deal with the engine's power, but Bisimoto's mod list doesn't mention much in the way of drivetrain mods.
And right now, all we can see of Hyundai's ballistic sedan is the sole teaser shot above. The Hyundai/Bisimoto Sonata will make its official debut at the SEMA show in Las Vegas in November, so expect to hear and see more of it then.
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