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Driven: Ronn Motor Company Scorpion, the world's first 'green' supercar

Driving prototypes is practically useless. It's next to impossible to get a feel for what the production version is capable of, and you rarely get a chance to explore the limits. Our time with the Ronn Motor Company Scorpion didn't change that sentiment, but it did give us a glimpse into the upstart's future and how its program is progressing since the concept's introduction at last year's SEMA show. Tooling around Sacramento in the V6-powered, hydrogen-injected roadster, the unmuffled exhaust made us almost as uncomfortable as the lack of seatbelts. But to the company's credit, the... Read More

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    Report: Audi's diesel-electric supercar is codenamed 'Scorpion'
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    Speculation continues as to the final nature of the diesel-hybrid Audi supercar said to arrive in 2016 or 2017. A previous report in Automobile had the halo coupe, based closely on the R18 etron quattro endurance racer, codenamed R20 and pegged to look like a Le Mans winner for the street with around 700 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque from a ...

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    Geneva 2011: IED Scorp-Ion design study electrifies Abarth's future
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    Every division in the sprawling Fiat empire had something new to unveil at the Geneva Motor Show this year. Starting at the top, Ferrari presented the new FF. Maserati had the GranCabrio Sport, Alfa Romeo wowed with the 4C Concept, Lancia debuted the new Ypsilon and the Fiat brand itself presented two new variations on the 500 theme with the Gucci ...

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    Scoripion King: 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty Power Stroke Diesel is cleanest ever
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    The new 6.7-liter diesel V8 that is debuting in the 2011 Ford Super-Duty pickup trucks is the first such engine ever developed and built in house by that automaker. According to Ford, the new engine, which was code named Scorpion during development, is the cleanest diesel ever put into a Ford. It is the first Ford truck diesel with both a particulate ...

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    VIDEO: Aural evidence new Ford 6.7L Scorpion diesel is quieter
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    Ford will officially unveil its revised 2011 Super Duty pickups Thursday at the State Fair of Texas, and the all-new, Ford-designed and produced 6.7-liter Power Stroke (aka Scorpion) diesel is the star of the show. We've already given you the details on the Scorpion, as well as a description of how quiet it is, and now Ford has now posted a video of one ...

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    New Ford Scorpion mascot looks like lost Journey LP cover
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    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 ...

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    2011 Ford Super-Duty to debut at Texas State Fair, on sale Q2 2010
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    As the official vehicle of the South, the Texas State Fair has become the prime venue for automakers to show off new pick-up trucks. In two weeks, Ford will use the fair to debut the 2011 Super-Duty range, which will receive the new 6.7-liter Power-Stroke (aka Scorpion) diesel V8. At a product briefing in Dearborn this week, Ford showed off the new ...

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    Beware the biodiesel-ready Scorpion! 2011 Ford Super Duty gets all new 6.7-liter diesel V8
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    Ford's ongoing issues with its long-time heavy duty diesel engine supplier, Navistar, will soon be coming to an end. The 2011 edition of the Ford Super Duty pickups will get an all-new, in-house designed diesel V8 code-named Scorpion. So, now, if Ford has any durability issues with its big diesels it will have no one to blame but itself. Officially the ...

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    Beware the Scorpion! 2011 Ford Super Duty gets all-new 6.7-liter diesel V8
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    Ford's issues with its long-time heavy duty diesel engine supplier Navistar will soon be coming to an end. The 2011 edition of the Ford Super Duty pickup will get an all-new diesel V8 designed in-house code-named Scorpion. So now, if Ford has any durability issues with its big diesels, it will have no one to blame but itself. Officially the Scorpion ...

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    Ronn Motor Company goes to China to show off H2GO hydrogen injection system
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    When a hydrogen injection powertrain comes wrapped in a vehicle as styled as the Ronn Motor Company Scorpion, it's sure to attract attention. The H2GO system that RMC uses in the Scorpion injects small amounts of hydrogen, generated on board, into the fuel line. RMC claims that the H2GO system improves mileage by 20 to 30 percent and drops CO2 output as ...

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    Driven: Ronn Motor Company Scorpion, the world's first 'green' supercar
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    Driving prototypes is practically useless. It's next to impossible to get a feel for what the production version is capable of, and you rarely get a chance to explore the limits. Our time with the Ronn Motor Company Scorpion didn't change that sentiment, but it did give us a glimpse into the upstart's future and how its program is progressing since the ...

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    Driven: Ronn Motor Company Scorpion, the world's first 'green' supercar
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    Driving prototypes is practically useless. It's next to impossible to get a feel for what the production version is capable of and you rarely get a chance to explore the limits. Our time with the Ronn Motor Company Scorpion didn't change that fact, but it did give us a glimpse into the upstart's future and how its program is progressing since the ...

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    SEMA 2008: Ronn Motor Company unveils the 200-mph Scorpion HX
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    The list of small firms claiming to be on the verge of creating the next motoring revolution grows each week, but Ronn Motor Company might have the ability to back up the hype. 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 ...

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    Spy Shots: Ford Super-Duty's new 6.7L Scorpion diesel
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    As is well known by now, Ford and Navistar have parted ways and the Blue Oval is developing diesel engines in-house to replace the PowerStroke lumps still being used. Slated to appear in Ford's trucks by 2011, the new oil burner code-named Scorpion is a 6.7-liter V8 with a host of innovations, some of them seemingly borrowed from cross-town rival GM.But the ...

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    Ronn Motors plans to introduce Scorpion at SEMA
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    Click above for more high-res renderings of the Ronn Motors ScorpionRonn Motors, the company we introduced you to a while back, plans to properly introduce the world to its Scorpion supercar at the upcoming SEMA Show in Las Vegas. We have very real doubts as to whether the vehicle will function as the company claims. Ronn says its car breaks down water into ...

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    SEMA '08 Preview: RONN Scorpion hydrogen-injected supercar to debut in Vegas
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the ScorpionWe've already alerted you to the existence of Ronn Motor Company's new supercar, the Scorpion. Aside from its exotic looks, the Scorpion makes headlines for its innovative engine: a mid-mounted twin-turbo 3.5L VTEC V6 from Acura that's augmented by a hydrogen fuel injection fuel system. Ronn developed a system ...

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    Ronn Motors' Scorpion: 450 horses, 40 miles to the gallon
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    Hydrogen has been touted as a viable fuel source for decades, and seemingly every day, some new or upcoming hydrogen-powered milestone is reached or discussed. However, in nearly every case, hydrogen is being touted as a standalone fuel source. But what about using pure hydrogen mixed with gasoline to increase fuel economy and reduce emissions?Ronn Motors, ...

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    Ronn Motor Company reveals 40mpg hydrogen hybrid supercar plans
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    In an announcement that's left us scratching our heads, newly-formed Ronn Motor Company has revealed a car, uniquely named "Scorpion" which they claim will get they 40 mpg, have a 3.5 second 0 to 60 time and have an over 200 mph top end. Furthermore, they state in a press release, it will be available to consumers this fall. Not impressed yet? It will be ...

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    RR of the Day: 1977 Lancia Scorpion
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    Iconic Italian design comes in many forms and one of those is the Lancia Monte Carlo. Sold abroad from 1975 through 1979, the Monte Carlo was based off the X1/9, and came equipped with a mid-mounted, 1995cc engine that produced upwards of 120 HP. It was the elder statesman to its platform sibling, yet when the Monte Carlo made its way to the U.S., more than ...

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    Will Lancia make a new Monte Carlo?
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    Reports are surfacing that suggest that Lancia is considering reviving the Monte Carlo nameplate for a new model. The original Monte Carlo was a small mid-engined sports car from the 1970s, designed and built by Pininfarina. Because Chevy already had dibs on the name in the US (and does still), the American version was sold as the Scorpion, and was marred ...

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