• Sep 11, 2009

Yes, this really is the new mascot for Ford's 6.7-liter turbodiesel Scorpion V8 engine. We thought General Motors had the inside track on all Transformers-related marketing goods, but it seems Ford may have had Scorponok on the brain when it set out to design this particular bit of '80s rock band-inspired figure.

Our friends at PickupTrucks.com report that the mechanized Scorpion mascot was designed using actual diagrams of the diesel engine's internal bits and pieces. Note the engine block body, connecting rod pinchers and the tail that protrudes from the turbocharger. Yeah, it's a bit odd... but as children of the '80s, we kinda dig it in an oddball nostalgic kind of way. We'll take ours silkscreened on a plain white t-shirt to be worn at the next local swap meet.

[Source: PickupTrucks.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      This thing should be put in a ring with Iron Maiden's Eddie and Megadeth's Vic for a fight to see who will rule the cut off tee, bleached jean big-hair trash wars. Don't forget to put on your hypercolor(tm) t-shirts while you enjoy the show.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They must have done it on purpose. After all, Navistar and Ford have now gone their..... Seperate Ways......
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dude I would wear a shirt with that on out! Though I personally think it looks like a Transformer....combined with some 80's metal....
      • 5 Years Ago
      That new logo is so...

      m/ METAL m/


      YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh


      SCREAM FOR ME FORD MOTOR COMPANNNNNNNNNNNNNYYYYYYY!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is junk, plain and simple. Not Ford hating, this is just junk.

      Does have a touch of Eddy from Iron Maiden feel to it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Headline nailed it, but how many of the young'ns reading this are still wondering what "LP" means?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Your talking about those new iTunes LPs? Right?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Totally getting this airbrushed on the tailgate of my Ranger this weekend.

        • 5 Years Ago
        I wouldn't if I were you unless you have the obligatory bumper sticker that reads " My other F.O.R.D is Scorpion powered".
      • 5 Years Ago
      A few Judas Priest album covers come to mind as well.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yep! Those are the two I had in mind.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Whoever designed this has got to be a Priest fan. It looks kick ass, I'll take 2 in Xtra large please.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was at a Journey concert just this past weekend in Atlantic City. Great stuff!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Don't Stop Believin' seems to be a fitting motto for Ford's last few years, doesn't it?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't even want to speculate if you can see it's crank......
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