The first 2013 SEMA show preview is a 1,000-hp Hyundai

It's oddly appropriate that our first peek at the craziest car show of the year kicked off with an absolutely bonkers concept.

Bisimoto Engineering/Hyundai

The news-packed 2013 Frankfurt auto show has only just begun to cool and we're already starting to get previews of the upcoming 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Sweet.

Kicking off in November, SEMA is known as one of the (if not THE) largest aftermarket automotive shows and is home to some of the craziest customs that you'll ever hope to see. So, it's only fitting that the first preview to make its way to my inbox is a 1,000-horsepower Hyundai Genesis Coupe tuned by Bisimoto Engineering.

Starting with a factory-fresh 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec with its 3.8-liter Lambda V-6 engine, Bisimoto achieves this massive display of power with the addition of two massive Bisimoto/Turbonetics BTX6462 turbochargers. The Coupe is also augmented with a variety of internal engine upgrades to help it to handle the increased airflow and pressure, a stainless-steel exhaust, a lowered suspension, big wheels, and more. This being a show car, there is also a host of visual upgrades, including carbon fiber hood and deck lid by ARK, custom Electric Blue paint, and a graphics package.

If this is any indicator, the 2013 SEMA show is going to be a good one. Bisimoto Engineering/Hyundai

Oddly, I'm not too surprised at the Hyundai's lofty power claims: Bisi Ezerioha, the man behind Bisimoto Engineering, is a bit of a SEMA staple at this point and is the same gent responsible for a 533-horsepower Honda CR-Z , a 401-horsepower Honda Accord , and, most recently, a 602-horsepower Hyundai Elantra GT with a turbo large enough to eat a man's hand .

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