Bisimoto Engineering has created another amazing Hyundai vehicle.
It’s been dubbed the ‘Hyper Econiq’ Ioniq hybrid. Many systematic engine, drivetrain, aero and suspension modifications has placed this vehicle into the ‘Over 80 mpg’ eco-stratosphere category of specialty development vehicles. This innovative concept integrates the best hyper-miling, economy and friction technologies to amplify the outstanding Ioniq platform beyond the OEM limitations for outstanding efficiency and drivability.
Bisi has requested from The Progress Group suitable suspension modifications for the project, and we responded with a lower ride height, additional damping and increased roll stiffness. The suspension upgrades will help boost the incredible mpg figures by reducing frontal area and allowing less turbulent air under the car, therefore reducing aerodynamic drag. Also, notable improvements in overall handling potential will be readily noticable during aggressive driving. Progress engineers have provided a complete suspension system for the Econiq build, including a race-inspired CS Coil-over system, Race springs, and an upgraded Rear Sway bar, all scratch-built for debut at the SEMA Show 2017.
Bisi states "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."
HYPERECONIQ IONIQ CONCEPT MODIFICATIONS
· 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
o First one-piece OEM application
· Bisimoto Dream Aero kit (front splitter, TA wing, side splitters, rear wheel covers)
· Progress Performance coilover suspension
o Minimized ground clearance
o Optimized alignment settings
· Progress Rear Sway Bar
o Minimized ‘body roll’
o Improved handling characteristics
· Enhanced e-generators
· NGK spark plugs
· Optimized inertial supercharging during valvetrain overlap
· Combined fuel economy well over 80 mpg (83 mpg in current Bisimoto-testing)
· Concept initial render by Matko Graphics
|Progress contributes their skills to the Bisimoto Econiq project.|
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