For this year’s SEMA Show, Hyundai will showcase a hypermiling-efficiency-focused concept that is all about sipping as little fuel as possible. Teaming up with Bisimoto Engineering, they have created this, the HyperEconiq Ioniq.

Yes, it is based on a regular Ioniq but with a plethora of modifications that will allow it to offer a claimed fuel consumption of over 80 mpg (34 km/l or 2.9 l/100 km). “The HyperEconiq Ioniq takes the Ioniq where we always knew it could go, without sacrificing drivability,” said Bisi Ezerioha, president of 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,” he added. These elements include a Bisimoto Dream Aero kit, featuring a front splitter, side splitters, rear wheel covers and a rear wing.

The show car also comes fitted with Carbon Revolution 19-inch carbon-fibre wheels, Progress Performance coilover suspension, Buddy Club aluminium brake calipers, ARP wheel studs, low-rolling resistance silica tyres and Recaro Pole Position racing seats.

Under the bonnet, the engine runs on bespoke low-friction PurOl Elite synthetic oil (0W20) and receives enhanced e-generators and NGK spark plugs. Other modifications include optimising inertial supercharging during valvetrain overlap, a Bisimoto pulse-chamber exhaust system as well as Racepak OBD-monitoring electronics.