• May 5, 2009
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Doug Pelmear claims that his converted 1985 Mustang now gets 110 MPGe (miles per gallon energy equivalent) thanks to his HP2g engine. That same engine, which burns E85, will be going into a new "super car" called the Revenge Verde. Pelmear and Peter Collorafi, the president and CEO of Revenge Designs Inc., are partnering up so that, "the first 110 MPG production vehicle in the history of the automotive industry will become a reality -- all made in the USA." The Verde will use a V8 engine to produce 400 hp and 500 ft-lbs of torque, the designers say. CO2 emissions will be under 200 grams/km. We've been skeptical of Pelmear's claims in the past, but we're still excited to see what this Verde car is all about.

Revenge Designs Inc. is not releasing any pictures of the Revenge Verde, so we'll have to make due with the logo and pics of the converted Mustang taken during the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year. Pelmear's HP2g website says that two versions of the Verde, both left-hand and right-hand drive models, both made in Indiana, will be shown at the LA Auto Show in December. More details after the jump.


[Source: Domestic Fuel, EarthTimes]

PRESS RELEASE:

DECATUR, IN -- 04/22/09 -- President/CEO Peter Collorafi of Revenge Designs Inc. (PINKSHEETS: RVGD), a specialty car designer and production assembler, is pleased to announce that an agreement has been signed with Mr. Douglas Pelmear, President/CEO of HP2G LLC, an Ohio based engine company with a 110 MPGe engine.

HP2G LLC has designed, developed and built a proprietary V-8 engine called the HP2g. It can achieve 110 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) in fuel economy while posting carbon emissions of less than 200g/mi and generating 400 horse power and 500 lb-ft of torque. Under the terms of their agreement, HP2G LLC and Revenge will execute a Master Installation Agreement making Revenge the sole and exclusive Certified Installation Centers in the United States for the installation of HP2g engines for aftermarket purchasers. Revenge will be the sole and exclusive Certified Installation Center for HP2G's HP2g engine for those clients. Further, satellite centers will be established.

Douglas Pelmear, President and CEO of HP2G LLC, has been spotlighted by the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE competition and has been interviewed by national, regional, local and international press regarding the HP2g. He has exhibited the HP2g, by invitation, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Washington, D.C. auto show sponsored by the Department of Energy and last year's Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas where he won the Green Zone Award.

When discussing the engine, Mr. Pelmear states,

"This V-8 engine operates on E-85 fuel instead of gasoline. Coupling that with the use of more precise tolerances and manufacturing techniques, we decrease heat as well as energy loss and increase the efficiency of the internal combustion engine.

"There are nearly 250 million cars and light trucks operating today in North America. The global market holds well over twice this amount. North American new car sales vary between 15 million and 17 million per year. The vast majority of these vehicles use gasoline at a rate of between 15 and 40 miles per gallon (MPG). Fuel costs and fuel economy in vehicles have been affected by a number of factors. Up until now, the automotive companies, energy suppliers and national governments have moved at glacial speed to create fuel efficient vehicles, or improved energy and fuel sources."

Revenge Designs and HP2G are very excited to be making real-time advances in fuel-efficiency and offering the world a practical fuel option without compromising the consumers' needs.

Both Mr. Pelmear and Mr. Collorafi are pleased to also announce the first production vehicles to utilize the HP2g 110 MPGe V-8 engine will be from Revenge Designs and are currently in the build stages. The all-new Revenge Verde Super Car will be totally designed in-house. The Revenge Verde Super Car makes extensive use of carbon fiber and has a chromoly tubular chassis design as well as a wheel base similar to the Ferrari GTB in order to allow for considerable leg and head room. The mid-engine compartment is specifically designed for the HP2g engine technology.

The production of the GTM-R Super Car will not continue. It is simply not feasible to produce a vehicle that is not entirely designed in-house and requires such a considerable amount of reconstruction and design.

With several months into the development of the Verde Super Car, Revenge Designs hopes to release the new Verde Super Car at the LA International Auto Show in December 2009. Revenge intends to display two versions of the Verde; one left-hand and one right-hand drive with the purpose of releasing the vehicles to the world market and not simply the American stage. Following the Revenge Verde Super Car, the company will be producing a Super Saloon vehicle in late 2010 that will accommodate the four-door passenger car market.

Over the past eight weeks Mr. Collorafi has met with several Government and State officials to discuss a number of different funding options from a variety of entities. One of the options includes the availability of financing from the Federal Stimulus Package. Mr. Collorafi is also working with various Department of Development officials in a number of states to include employee based incentives, tax incentives, and research and development funding into the finance package.

The site for the new assembly plant, the Revenge Certified Installation Center and Testing Facility, will create employment opportunities and economic assistance to whatever community is chosen to be the home of the new location. The current Northern Indiana location will be maintained for management and R&D purposes; however, the entire Revenge Team is very excited to be branching out to a new location and start building.

Mr. Pelmear has informed Revenge Designs that he has over three dozen patents near completion and production should commence mid-year 2009. Both Pelmear and Collorafi agree that, no matter where the plant locations are or how quickly production begins, the "the true win is seeing fuel-efficient production vehicles driving down the roads that have helped put Americans back to work."

In summary, Mr. Collorafi states, "I must commend Mr. Pelmear for his relentless fight to strive for a clean air environment now. His ability to release his proven technology now, in 2009, is making improvements for not only our generation but for our children and generations to come."

Revenge Designs Inc., a specialty car designer and production assembler, is headquartered in a facility in North Eastern Indiana. Mr. Peter Collorafi is a car designer from Queensland, Australia. Mr. Collorafi has been designing and installing custom modifications for factory produced vehicles since 1980. Their products include the Revenge Solstice, Revenge Ridgeline, and the award winning Revenge GTO. For more information on the company please visit www.revengedesignsinc.com.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I bet the secret super car fuel is really just your everyday snake oil...much higher energy density than regular gasoline!

      If this car were for real they wouldn't need to spam and scam their way across the internet.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This on the local news. He claimed over 100mpg. The news called him on it and he proved it to the news crew.....he got over 65 mpg in his high performance stang. This is the real deal.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have seen this thing in person and i have known doug for 6 years and i have worked for him he is a straight shooter to andy: the reason he used a 91 mustang was to be secret about what he was doing looks like any nomal car with the stickers off of it this thing is for real the motor was a work in progress for over a decade the mustang has low body weigh and its his personal preference what did you expect to test it in some concept car the reason he is using e85 is to cut down on carbon build up in the engine
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ben Reynolds, if you really do know and work for Doug, then please tell him to not be too greedy and release this technology only for people that can afford a $100,000, or more super car. We need this engine to be released to everyone that already owns a car ASAP, so we can drive into one of these installation centers and have our inefficient engine pulled out and replaced with Doug's HP2g engine. That is a much more practical way and much less wasteful way to get our country to produce less pollution, while being less dependent on foreign oil and will keep thousands, if not millions of cars and trucks from being sent to other countries, or to the junk yards prematurely.

        I have a 2007 Dodge Nitro R/T 4x4 with only 15,750 miles on it's 265hp V6 that gets about 18-20mpg if I drive carefully, and I would love to put a smaller, more efficient 400hp engine into it and double or triple my fuel mileage at the same time. It is a great little truck/suv that I don't want to get rid of, but will gladly pay to replace a perfectly good engine to get better performance and fuel mileage, as well as being able to help reduce emissions at the same time.

        I will believe it when I see it for sale in my area, but I hope it is true. I would love to see Doug become the next Bill Gates and show that us Americans still have inventive minds that can rival anyone from other countries.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What a bunch of total B.S.!

      Use B100 and you get "unlimited gas mileage"?

      Man I hope those corrupt morons in Congress don't give this thief any of my tax money.

      (then again, we can count on them to do the wrong thing.)
      harlanx6
      • 5 Years Ago
      Big Talk! I hope he can pull it off!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Andy that post was excellent! By far one of the best I've seen on here. I agree this is complete bull.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This company's claims seem outrageous on the surface. But if you look a little closer, they are not too far fetched.

      Using E85 with an energy density equivalent to gasoline of 2/3 means you only need 73mpg actual to advertise "e110 mpg".

      Using common stroker cranks and dome top pistons yields high 13.5:1 compression ratios. With some custom machined parts, you can get into the 14:1 range or more. This is approaching a diesel engine. This results in greater efficiency.

      You can get replacement 6 speed manual transmissions for the Ford Mustang with double overdrive for 5th and 6th gears. Coupled with the right rear end ratio, you can get good acceleration and low RPMs while cruising.

      Use low friction tires.

      Turn off half the cylinders while cruising.

      Keep your average speed about 45mph so as to minimize aero drag.

      Use basic hypermiling techniques.

      110 mpg equivalent is not out of the question.

      This company has joined the Automotive Xpize. If they are scamming, they will be soon exposed. If they have anything to add to the automotive picture, then, more power to them.

      Peace,
      out.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Rusty,

        Thanks for the detailed explanation on how this terrific mileage can be realized. Skeptics kept a lot of inventors at bay, but they perservered in spite of the ridicule and jokes. I say let's give them a chance and the bull may lay in the contributor.
      • 5 Years Ago
      And what a striking resemblence to like a 1991 Mustang. They must have invested enormous capital into this development.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This is not the car that they plan on putting into production. This is an '85 mustang with modifications that increase gas mileage. I have no idea what the production model will look like, but i doubt that they are planning on using a fleet of old mustangs. The news here is the motor, not what the car looks like.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I interviewed Doug today on my radio show in Las Vegas. This appears to be the real deal in that it will deliver better mileage than any other non-diesel car currently available while having some serious power. A local NBC news station took the car out on a 100 mile trip, and they got around 50mpg in Doug's car ( http://www.mustangevolution.com/200809151139/). I've sent him an email requesting an explanation of the mileage variance.

      At 110mpge that equates to about 80mpg. On Doug's website he is posting that some of his trips lately he's seeing 137mpge which is around 100mpg. So it appears that worst case scenario right now we are looking at 50-100mpg ... not bad at all. Given the lack of efficiency of ethanol it is conceivable that a lead foot would lead to drastically reduced mpg. Just like it does with gas cars now.

      Two things lead me to believe at least most of what Doug is saying. He has his engine going into a new car being manufactured. Why would a company gamble on such an engine if there weren't some truth to it? And he is opening his own manufacturing facility, and install facilities around the country including here in Vegas. You don't do that if you are just peddling the mythical Brown's Gas nonsense.

      At the end of the day the engine may not get 100 real mpg under normal daily driving, but if it gets over 40 or 50 this is an amazing product given the power.

      Doug is not going to require you to buy a new car to get the engine. The install facilities will install the engine in ANY car that is rear wheel drive and has enough space for a V8. Yes, you will be able to get the engine installed in your own car. When I asked him about the price he is waiting for some patents to come back before he gives a final price structure, but he said it is comparable to other V8 engines for sale on the market now. That can be from $4000-$15000. Either way, better than buying a whole new car. He also said he will be offering a warranty.

      You can go to kxnt.com to download the podcast if you'd like. It's on the right sidebar under "Listen Anytime."
      • 5 Years Ago
      Seems that Dougie's bunch withdrew from X Prize.

      Funny, if you are here "to help the world", a lower prize payout seems to contradict that thought.

      Busted.





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      • 5 Years Ago
      I've made a Hummer that gets a thousand miles per gallon equivalent. I just need a couple of million in government funding and I can show you.

      And here's a page of press release talking about how many cars there are in the world and that several other people reported on my claim of 1000mpg. blah blah blah ... will create lots of jobs ... blah blah ... patriotic ... blah

      If my calculations are correct, if you stick E85 in a car that gets 16.5 mpg, you end up with a car that gets 110 "mpg equivalent" because they are only counting the petroleum derived fuel in the calculations.

      Please stop printing this rubbish.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Andy..It is not a big secret that the "Government" (paid for research)
        is in possession of 60plus MPG technology...plus alternative energy sources that use no fossil fuel. It is also no big secret
        that the technology will not be released to the general public but is
        currently being tested for military vehicles. Our government is soley
        responsible for our dependence on fossil fuels for many energy sources as it could have been eliminated years ago.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You beat me to it. I also suspected they were fudging the results by only counting the petroleum derived 15% of E85 fuel and blithely ignoring the alcohol contribution.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I've actually talked to Doug Pelmear, and asked him about this very subject. He says that the car gets 85 miles per gallon of E-85 burned.
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