LIVE at SEMA 2008: Scorpion HX with 600 hp engine by Ronn Motor Company

5 11 2008

Ronn Maxwell and a side of fabricators, engine builders and all-around car guys, sought to start a supercar that delivered arresting good looks, engaging powerful dynamics and a bit of green technology to convey the supercar into the 21st century. The significance is the 450-hp Scorpion and its hotter, 600-hp sibling, the Scorpion HX.


Building off a lightweight chrome-moly chassis shrouded in a carbon roughage body, the Scorpion has a seductive identity grant up it’s hurt, along with 20-crawl MOZ wheels and 12-inch Wilwood disc brakes. The 3.5-liter DOHC VTEC-equipped V6 is pulled from the 2008 Acura TL Type-S and mated to a close-ratio six-pace physical transfer state to the rear wheels through lSD. The standard Scorpion puts out 450 hp, while the HX uses a duo of turbos and a proprietary intercooler setup to take harvest up to 600 hp. Preliminary 0-60 time aren’t unfilled yet (we’d speculate wherever in the 3.5-following scale), but top speed should be in surplus of 200 mph.

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While coaxing 600 hp out of twin-turbo’d 3.5-liter V6 isn’t a vast feat, the H2GO Hydrogen On-Demand scheme is the Scorpion’s showpiece. The routine produces hydrogen through the electrolysis of water while the vehicle is in gesture, creating 130-octane hydrogen in gaseous form. A mixture of gasoline and hydrogen is injected into the intake assorted, along with a 30-40 percent mixture of air. That allows the Scorpion to keep emissions at a lowest while recurring an estimated 40 mpg.

Ronn Motor Company will have its prosecute conference a few hours from now, so imagine more facts – and perhaps production tactics – to hunt later today.

Photos copyright ©2008 Frank Filipponio/Weblogs, Inc.




One response

8 11 2008
Charley Snider

Wow, it’s nice to finally see real pictures! The designer is a talented man!

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