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Ronn Motor Group
Formerly called
Ronn Motor Company
Industry Automaker
Founder Ronn Maxwell
Headquarters Scottsdale, Arizona
Website ronnmotorgroup.com

Ronn Motor Group (RMG) is an automaker based in Scottsdale, Arizona.[1][2]

History[edit]

Ronn Motor Group was founded in 2007[1] when founder Ronn Maxwell[3] came up with the idea for the company's first car, the Ronn Scorpion.[4] Maxwell was inspired by a business trip to China when he saw the growing demand for vehicles and knew carbon-burning cars would not be sustainable. He wrote up a business plan that November, and started physical development of the production prototype in March 2008.[4]

The Ronn Scorpion debuted in Europe at the Top Marques Monaco in 2009.[5][4] That same year, the prototype was taken to California where it was displayed at the California State Capitol. California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger test drove the vehicle.[3] Production was scheduled to begin in late 2009 and was originally set for 200 cars to be produced annually.[5][4]

In August 2015, RMG partnered with Gray Design to combine its super performance car with superyachts for marketing to clients of Gray Design.The Fairwei superyacht will be matched with the 2017 RMG Bird of Prey.[6] The Bird of Prey, a hybrid car featuring Formula One electric drive technology, was offered exclusively as part of the collaboration.[7][8]

RMG began equity crowdfunding in 2015 through Regulation A+. In August 2015, the company announced production of the Scorpion 2.0.[1]

Ronn Scorpion[edit]

Ronn Scorpion

Maxwell designed the body of the Scorpion HX, which runs off a 450-horsepower 3.5 liter Acura twin-turbo V6 engine and uses "hydrogen fuel injection" to increase fuel mileage and reduce carbon emission.[5][9][4][10] The Scorpion HX runs off a 40:60 ratio of hydrogen and gasoline. An integrated 1.5 liter water tank produces hydrogen through electrolysis, which is then added to the combustion chamber.[11][12] The hydrogen bonds with carbon molecules which allows them to burn in the cylinder.[9] The Scorpion's hydrogen injection system was built by RMG's COO, Damon Kuhn.[3] The car can reach 200 miles per hour and can go from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds.[4] It averages 40 miles per gallon.[3]

The Scorpion has a stainless steel frame and the body is made of carbon fiber.[11][4] The original body prototype was produced by Metalcrafters, a company based in Fountain Valley, California.[3] It was produced directly from the CAD rendering without using the traditional clay model.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ronn Motor Group has another 'eco-exotic' vehicle on drawing board". Arizona Business Daily. August 25, 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Now In Scottsdale". Modern Luxury. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Marco R. Della Cava (October 2009). "Stinging Endorsements". Robb Report. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "The Scorpion The Greenest Supercar on the Planet". Austin Fit Magazine. April 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c Des Sellmeyer (April 16, 2009). "Monaco 2009: Ronn Scorpion". GT Spirit. Retrieved April 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ Alexandra Groom (August 11, 2015). "Superyacht and supercar designers partner up". SuperYacht World. Retrieved April 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "When Hypercars and Super Yachts meet". Plugin Magazine. Retrieved April 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ Zuzana Bednarova (June 10, 2015). "Ronn Motor Group Luxury Yacht & Superyacht News". Charter World. Retrieved April 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b c Eddie Alterman (February 2009). "God's Own Supercar". Men's Journal. 
  10. ^ Nino Marchetti (July 20, 2010). "Scorpion HX Hydrgen Sportscar Not Cheap". Earth Techling. Retrieved April 9, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "The first "green" concept with the design and seed of the supercar". Novate. Retrieved April 9, 2017. 
  12. ^ Quentin Willson (November 9, 2008). "Scorpion's a supercar that makes its own hydrogen". Mirror. Retrieved April 9, 2017. 

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