Hyundai has just unleashed its first volley at the SEMA crowd in the form of the Genesis Coupe you see above, and it's a duesy. By partnering with the powertrain gurus from Bisimoto, Hyundai has managed to cram a thousand horsepower into this highly accessorized black and blue machine, using a mill based on the naturally aspirated Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec engine block.

The big powers are a pair of Bisimoto/Turbonetics BTX6462 turbochargers, which are joined by a full set of aftermarket internals that include new connecting rods, camshafts, forged pistons, fuel pump and fuel injectors, and a massive intercooler. With all that power, the chassis was going to need some updates, such as a complete roll cage and a custom coilover suspension setup.

As is expected from a SEMA show car, there is a bespoke graphics and bodywork package, highlighted by a carbon fiber hood and decklid. Check out the two images provided by Hyundai and the press release below for all the details.
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Bisimoto Engineering Leverages the Proven Durability of Stock Hyundai Powerplant to Create Monster-powered Genesis Coupe Variant

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 23, 2013 – Hyundai is again partnering with the engine wizards of Bisimoto Engineering to create a 1,000 horsepower Genesis Coupe for the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Bisimoto Engineering is known for extracting awesome, reliable power out of production-grade, everyday powerplants, and the Bisimoto 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is no exception, with 1,000 horsepower generated from a turbocharged Hyundai-factory-based 3.8-liter V6 engine. The Bisimoto powertrain uses newly-designed internal parts, using the naturally-aspirated Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec engine as its core building block. The Bisimoto concept is designed for the reliability of a street car but with the outrageous power of a no-holds-barred racer.

"The key to producing reliable, high-horsepower engines goes well beyond the design, engineering and fabrication of performance parts. The core powerplant must be strong enough to withstand advanced modifications. The Genesis Coupe 3.8-liter Lambda engine is a thoroughly robust powerplant, and Bisimoto Engineering is excited to develop it to its full potential for the rigors of competitive motorsport," said Bisi Ezerioha, owner of Bisimoto Engineering.

Complementing the extensive work underhood, Bisimoto created a custom Electric Blue paint, Denmatic design graphics package, ARK hood and Carbon Fiber decklid. From the rear view, a Burns stainless exhaust and Bisimoto rear badge round out the visual impact.


Stock Hyundai Lambda 3.8-liter V6 engine
Bisimoto-developed internal components:
Steel connecting rods
Intake gasket
Level 2.4 camshafts
Twin Bisimoto/Turbonetics BTX6462 turbochargers
Godzilla blow-off valve
Dual RG45 wastegate
Arias forged pistons
Golden Eagle sleeves
WPC metal surface treatment
Supertech valvetrain
Vibrant VanJen clamps and stainless hardware
Magnafuel 750 fuel pump
ARP head, main, and wheel studs
Portflow custom headwork
AEM Infinity EMS
Custom smart ignition coils
NGK Iridium spark plugs
Puröl Elite synthetic oil
Spearco intercooler
Griffin radiator
Kinsler fuel filters
Bisimoto-spec Action Ironman clutch


Bisimoto roll cage
Progress coilover suspension and anti-roll bars
Drive Shaft Shop 5.9 Axles and driveshaft
Incurve 20x9.5 and 20x11 aluminum wheels
Toyo Tires R888 R-Compound tires


Buddy Club racing seats and harness
Bisimoto reservoir socks
Racepack IQ3 dash
Bisimoto oil cap
Odyssey dry cell battery
Rywire mil-spec harness
G&J braided lines


Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully-transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

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      I heard those Korean horses are small so I guess more like 600hp?
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      If only they cared more about quality, craftsmanship, and originality.
        • 1 Year Ago
        Your wish has come true!
        • 1 Year Ago
        Welcome back, Mr Troll. Your laughable anti-Hyundai quips are becoming a bit of an institution. Keep it up, we all need some light relief from time from time.
      joe shmoe
      • 1 Year Ago
      that is one ugly gape
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      The power is impressive. I only wish it came with a rice cooker.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Throw a Audi badge on there and all of you haters will be jerking yourselves off.
        • 1 Year Ago
        ....still a Hyundai Genesis. Cool story though, bro.
        • 1 Year Ago
        What this really needs is a VW badge, VDuB.
      • 1 Year Ago
      That Photoshop job is hilariously awful.
        • 1 Year Ago
        Hey, maybe the front wheels really DO have that much camber, and the maybe the intercooler really IS mounted crooked - who are you to say otherwise?
      Mark Rodriguez
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's one badass car. 1000bhp should easily see a sub-3 sec 0-60 time . Would be interesting to see how this Genesis stacks up against the Veyron in straight-line speed.
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      Came looking to see the 2.0T souped up but was surprised it was the 6.... Why not use the 2.0 and have better balance? They use a detuned 4B11 variant anyway which has already hit 1000hp in Evo's which share much of the GEMA design. Cool none-the-less.
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        I don't think they've quite hit 1000 in the 4b11 yet. I know the old 4g63's did, but I don't think the aluminum block in the 4b11 can hold that kind of power.
          • 1 Year Ago
          There's confirmed 1000hp runs all over the place.... Hell just the numerous 900whp runs already indicate 1000hp+ considering drivetrain losses. The block is just fine. People change the sleeves for higher power builds.
      Luke Scrase
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is this in preparation for the release of a 3.8TTGDI? Maybe showing off the capabilities of the block? And the tuning possibilities beyond?
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      Needs more intercooler. [/sarcasm]
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        Beat me to it. Mine was going to be... "Does that have an intercooler? Oh wait, I see it now. It does."
      • 1 Year Ago
      Don't worry, with all those Horses you'd never see the front of the car anyway
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