Hyundai Santa Fe with RWD and 1,040 hp prepared for SEMA image

The South Korean automaker is bringing Christmas a little bit closer with the reindeer-succeeding Santa-Fast model, slated for official public reveal during the SEMA Show.

The product is the work of a joint collaboration with Bisimoto, and Old Saint Nick should think about borrowing the Santa-Fast from Hyundai because it packs a Veyron-inspired 1,040 horsepower (776 kilowatts), with the crimson paint even befitting the Santa Claus’ style. The tuner opted for a unique 3.8-liter V6 with new pistons, upgraded cams, and stronger connecting rods, complete with biturbo arrangement that packs a maximum 39 psi (2.7 bar). The Santa Fe has given up its crossover abilities in favor of a rear-wheel drive arrangement. Bisimoto even opted for a quirky setup with a six-speed manual gearbox that sends power to the rear differential from a Hyundai Equus.

The driver even has a custom designed console-mounted shifter and the stopping power is provided via four-piston brakes. The render for the final design includes a massive cutout in the grille for feeding air to the intercooler, a set of 19-inch wheels – and we’re expecting even more surprises come November 1 when the SEMA Show kicks off at the Las Vegas Convention Center.