Scorpion concept car hides a green sting

Scorpion concept car hides a green sting

Ronn Motor Scorpion fq

Most of us have never heard of the Ronn Motor Company, but that may change very soon. Released this week at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, USA was a menacing looking car aptly named the Scorpion.

Ronn Maxwell and a team of fabricators, engine builders and all-around car guys, wanted to create a supercar that delivered striking good looks, engaging driving dynamics and a bit of green technology to bring the supercar into the 21st century. The result is the 450-hp Scorpion and its hotter, 600-hp sibling, the Scorpion HX.

Very lightweight the Scorpion is built on a chrome-moly chassis shrouded in a carbon fiber body. A smooth shape hides its sting, along with 20-inch MOZ wheels and 12-inch Wilwood disc brakes. Honda donates the 3.5-liter DOHC VTEC-equipped V6 and its matched with a close-ratio six-speed manual sending power to the rear wheels through an LSD. The standard Scorpion puts out 450 hp, while the HX uses a twin-turbo set up and a proprietary intercooler to bring output up to 600 hp. Quoted 0-100km times aren’t available yet , but top speed should be in excess of 320 kph.

While coaxing 600 hp out of a twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 isn’t amazing, the H2GO Hydrogen On-Demand system sets the Scorpion apart. The system produces hydrogen through the electrolysis of water while the vehicle is in motion, creating 130-octane hydrogen. A mixture of gasoline and hydrogen is injected into the intake manifold, along with a 30-40 percent mixture of air. That allows the Scorpion to keep emissions at a minimum while returning excellent economy.

Check back for more news on concept cars from the SEMA show

Ronn Motor Scorpion fq

Most of us have never heard of the Ronn Motor Company, but that may change very soon. Released this week at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, USA was a menacing looking car aptly named the Scorpion.

Ronn Maxwell and a team of fabricators, engine builders and all-around car guys, wanted to create a supercar that delivered striking good looks, engaging driving dynamics and a bit of green technology to bring the supercar into the 21st century. The result is the 450-hp Scorpion and its hotter, 600-hp sibling, the Scorpion HX.

Very lightweight the Scorpion is built on a chrome-moly chassis shrouded in a carbon fiber body. A smooth shape hides its sting, along with 20-inch MOZ wheels and 12-inch Wilwood disc brakes. Honda donates the 3.5-liter DOHC VTEC-equipped V6 and its matched with a close-ratio six-speed manual sending power to the rear wheels through an LSD. The standard Scorpion puts out 450 hp, while the HX uses a twin-turbo set up and a proprietary intercooler to bring output up to 600 hp. Quoted 0-100km times aren’t available yet , but top speed should be in excess of 320 kph.

While coaxing 600 hp out of a twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 isn’t amazing, the H2GO Hydrogen On-Demand system sets the Scorpion apart. The system produces hydrogen through the electrolysis of water while the vehicle is in motion, creating 130-octane hydrogen. A mixture of gasoline and hydrogen is injected into the intake manifold, along with a 30-40 percent mixture of air. That allows the Scorpion to keep emissions at a minimum while returning excellent economy.

Check back for more news on concept cars from the SEMA show

« | »

Let us know what you think

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Road Tests

Silver Sponsors

Car and SUV Team

Richard-Edwards-2016Richard Edwards

Managing editor

linkedinphotoDarren Cottingham

Motoring writer

robertbarry-headRobert Barry

Chief reporter

Ian-Ferguson-6Ian Ferguson

Advertising Consultant

debDeborah Baxter

Operations Manager

RSS Latest News from Autotalk

RSS Latest News from Dieseltalk

Read previous post:
Hyundai and Microsoft team up

Hyundai and software giant Microsoft have just signed a deal on a new infotainment technology partnership. This is Microsoft's second...

Close