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 a hydrogen burning hybrid.
Hydrogen "burning"? Yes, burning. Let us explain. Employing "dual computer processor controls," the hydrogen, produced by "fracturing water molecules drawn from a small on board water tank," will be fed in through the air intake manifold and blended with gasoline in a 30 to 40 per cent ratio. Since one of the partners listed on their website is Hydrorunner, we believe theirs is the system being employed here. The engine said to be doing this gasoline mixed with hydrogen burning is an Acura dual overhead cam, aluminum/magnesium block, 3.5 liter, V-tech, V-6, Type S. All that equipment will be lovingly wrapped in a carbon fiber body produced by Metal Crafters and there will be all kinds of other cool, shiny bits. No price was mentioned.
The company, which has just recently begun offering public shares of stock, says it is in the process of designing a state-of-the-art, 40,000-square-foot plant near Marble Falls, Texas. There will be space for fabrication, mechanical assembly, body assembly, parts, testing, receiving etc. There are also plans for a 10,000-square-foot showroom. Of the car, vice president Adrian Pylypec, says, "The Scorpion is a proof of concept vehicle that helps solve consumer energy problems today and we expect will serve as a platform for our second generation vehicles." Seriously though: nice picture, but the website could use some work. Read the release after the jump.
Central Texas Innovators Ronn Motor Company Building New Generation of Hydrogen Cars
Company Taking Orders for One of America's First Premium Eco-Exotic Vehicles
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ronn Motor Company (Pink Sheets:RNNM) ("Company") is well on its way to proving that efficiency can be delivered to the automobile consumer without giving up performance or styling. The Company today unveiled the key to a new generation of "green cars" by revealing the nuts and bolts of what it expects will help drive down consumers' cost to travel the highways with on demand hydrogen production.
"What we are revealing today is an innovation in the automotive industry and demonstrates American ingenuity at a time of real need," says Ronn Motor Company's Chief Executive Officer Ronn Maxwell. "We're designing and building cars with performance components and unique styling with the objective of making the new environmentally friendly vehicle stand out with never before seen style and approximately 40 mpg plus efficiency," he adds.
The new car, now in pre-production, is called the "Scorpion," and the Company plans for it to be available to consumers this fall. The hydrogen delivery system with dual computer processor controls produces hydrogen on demand, and in real time, which will be inducted through the air intake manifold and blended with gasoline at a ratio of 30-40 percent hydrogen, according to Maxwell. The fuel for this system is derived from fracturing water molecules drawn from a small on board water tank, and will not require a high pressure, on board hydrogen storage tank or hydrogen fueling station.
Ronn Motor Company, located in the Texas Hill Country west of Austin, was founded by Maxwell and former Dell, Inc. Executive Adrian Pylypec of Austin, who is Vice President for the Company.
"We have partnered with automotive industry elite like Hydrorunner to design and produce eco-exotic cars with exclusive styling and uncompromised performance," says Pylypec. He adds, "The Scorpion is a proof of concept vehicle that helps solve consumer energy problems today and we expect will serve as a platform for our second generation vehicles."
About Ronn Motor Company: It is located in Horseshoe Bay, Texas and is a design and manufacturing company focused on leading edge design, finely built premium automobiles, and balancing stunning looks and performance with eco responsible alternative power systems. These systems include Hydrogen Fuel, Hydrogen Fuel on Demand, Fuel Cells, and Plug in Electrics. www.ronnmotors.com
* This release contains forward-looking statements that reflect Ronn Motor Company's (the "Company") plans and expectations. In this press release and related comments by Company management, words like "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "forecast," "objective," "plan," "goal" and similar expressions are used to identify forward-looking statements, representing management's current judgment and expectations about possible future events. Management believes these forward-looking statements and the judgments upon which they are based to be reasonable, but they involve numerous known and unknown risks are not guarantees of actual future performance or financial position, which may be materially different from what is expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.
[Source: The Ronn Motor Company]