SEMA 2017: Bisimoto Reveals Hyundai “HYPERECONIQ IONIQ” Concept

It’s that time of year again!  SEMA 2017 is just around the corner and we’re going to start seeing previews and renderings of some of the builds that are expected to make their debuts on the show floor.

The first one to come across our inbox is Bisimoto Engineering’s “Hypereconiq” Hyundai Ioniq hybrid concept build.

The most interesting thing about this build is the fact that unlike past Bisimoto projects, this one is not a fire breathing, four-digit horsepower, boosted monster.

Rather than focusing on immense power, the “Hypereconiq” is all about squeezing the most MPGs out of Hyundai’s sub $25k hybrid car.

Bisimoto is going to use all of their engineering know how using tricks like a custom pulse-chamber exhaust system, and supercharging during valvetrain overlap.

I don’t know what any of that means but apparently they help the “Hypereconiq” get 80 mpg.  Pretty impressive!

For a better look, click the thumbnail below for a HD resolution version of the “Hypereconiq” rendering done by Jon Sibal.

Additionally you can scroll below that to see the full spec sheet in the press release.

Press Release:

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 9, 2017 – Hyundai has combined expertise with Bisimoto Engineering to create the “HyperEconiq Ioniq” concept for the 2017 SEMA show. This innovative concept integrates the best hypermiling, economy and friction technologies to amplify the outstanding Ioniq platform beyond original equipment manufacturer limitations for outstanding efficiency gains and excellent drivability.

“The HyperEconiq Ioniq takes the Ioniq where we always knew it could go, without sacrificing drivability,” said Bisi Ezerioha, president, Bisimoto Engineering. “Leveraging the outstanding Ioniq electrified platform and powertrain, we’ve focused on a variety of technical elements to bring efficiency, aero and design to the highest level.”


  • Bisimoto pulse-chamber exhaust system for enhanced volumetric efficiency
  • Racepak OBD-monitoring electronics with interactive OBD cluster
  • Bespoke eco low-friction PurOl Elite Synthetic Oil (0W20)
  • Low-rolling resistance, high-silica tires
  • ARP wheel studs
  • Buddy Club aluminum brake calipers
  • Recaro Pole Position racing seats
  • Carbon Revolution 19″ x 5.0″ CR-9 one-piece carbon-fiber wheels
    • First one-piece OEM application
  • Bisimoto Dream Aero kit (front splitter, TA wing, side splitters, rear wheel covers)
  • Progress Performance coilover suspension
    • Minimized ground clearance
    • Optimized alignment settings
  • Enhanced e-generators
  • NGK spark plugs
  • Optimized inertial supercharging during valvetrain overlap
  • Combined fuel economy well over 80 mpg (83 Bisimoto-tests)
  • Concept initial render by Matko Graphics


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