Scorpion Supercar Uses Hydrogen Hybrid Engine to get 40MPG

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According to Ronn Motors, the Scorpion supercar will not only achieve 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, but also earns green credentials by getting 40 miles per gallon. This trick is achieved by having a hydrogen-hybrid engine under the hood (also known as hydrogen injection, Water4Gas or HHO.) Small doses of hydrogen are generated and fed into the fuel mixture, making for a more efficient burn. Apparently this technology is a little controversial, but that hasn't stopped Ronn from putting together a bloody good looking car around that special engine, as the second photo underlines.

Illustration for article titled Scorpion Supercar Uses Hydrogen Hybrid Engine to get 40MPG



Best of all, though there's no hints on pricing and the car is still in prototype stage, it may be available in a limited run as soon as Fall this year. [Gas2.org via New Launches]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

@Joseph: I don't think racing heritage is really necessary to make this a supercar. Even if there's never any racing variant of the Koenigsegg CCX, it'd be hard to argue that this isn't a supercar. Supercar is rather subjective, and I'd say that while the powerplant is not up there with a McLaren F1, a Lamborghini LP640 or Ferrari Enzo or Porsche 959, but if it can keep up, I'd say it earned its title. Style and stature amounts to a lot along with the powerplant I think. I'd call it a supercar.