Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Acura Scorpion Supercar - The Driving Future

Scorpion has a 3.5-liter, six-cylinder VTEC engine from Acura, equipped with two turbos and an intercooler to take it from 280 hp to 450 hp (there’s even a 600 hp option).Combined with the ultra-efficient V6, Ronn Motors claims a boost in mileage of around 20 to 30% and a substantial drop in C02 output.Most of the hydrogen powered vehicles use fuel cells. Hydrogen is pumped into a tank in the car, just as gasoline.

The hydrogen gas is then fed into the fuel cell where it is electrochemically converted into electricity–with no combustion, no moving parts and no emissions other than water vapor. The electricity is used to power the vehicle.The Scorpion takes another approach – real time Hydrogen Injection fuel delivery system.This technology consists of a system that generates hydrogen and oxygen from distilled water in real time as the Scorpion moves down the road and delivers these gases to the air intake of an internal combustion engine.

With only 2,200 pounds weighing the Scorpion down, the company estimates fuel mileage at around 40 miles-per-gallon and a price tag of US $250 000.