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Click above for high-res live shots of the Ronn Motors Scorpion at SEMA

Ronn Motors has delivered on at least one of its ambitious promises by delivering a real concept car to the SEMA Show that's currently taking place in Las Vegas. For its next trick, the fledgling automaker will try and convince those of us who are skeptical that its on-demand hydrogen electrolosis system, dubbed H2GO, actually has some sort of effect on the car's fuel mileage, emissions or performance. It will take real third-party evaluation before we're ready to jump on the bandwagon, as these types of systems have proven ineffective many times already. Let the debate rage on.

One thing that's not up for debate is the fact that the team at Ronn have crafted one seriously slippery-looking shape. Underneath that swoopy bodywork is a 3.5-liter V6 engine from Acura that's been force-fed with twin turbochargers. That engine is available in two levels of performance, the first offering 450-horsepower and the second, known as the HX, offers up 600 ponies according to the company. Ronn claims that a mixture of gas and hydrogen is combined with a 30-40 percent ratio of air. Fuel mileage stands at an estimated 40 mpg, but we don't know how that number was achieved. City or highway, and with which engine? Color us unconvinced that this setup actually does much of anything positive for the car's performance. Feel free to take a look at our gallery below and let us know what you think.


Photos copyright ©2008 Frank Filipponio/Weblogs, Inc.

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      • 6 Months Ago
      The hydrogen effect may be similar to what they were finding at MIT with the "Hydrogen Enhanced Combustion Engine"

      http://www.greencarcongress.com/2005/11/hydrogenenhance.html

      Although Ronn would not be using a plasma reformer, but another hydrogen producing device.





      • 6 Months Ago
      Looks great. It's rare to see a start up company have such high detail quality inside and out. Great color choice as well.
      • 6 Months Ago
      Porsche Carrera GT much?
      well the front of it anyway....
      • 6 Months Ago
      This is an ultra-ambitious project , bi-turbos, carbon fiber, rear engine and especially on demand gaseous hydrogen-oxygen inboard production and injection with an electrical water electrolyser. The difficulty is to monitor gasoline and hydrogen injection at all time and try to avoid intake fire. An ultra difficult task.