Auto shows have always been the forum for unveiling the wildest, wackiest, most over-the-top drool-worthy vehicles. The shows have been more subdued over the past two years of economic turmoil, but this year, the folks at Revenge delivered something to smile about.
The Revenge Verde takes its underpinnings from the old, beloved Ford GT and drops a green carbon fiber body on top. But you won't find Ford's supercharged V8 under the hood of this new machine. Instead, Revenge will offer three engine choices: a 605-horsepower Ford engine, a 638-horsepower GM LS9 powerplant, or (the hands-down favorite of the contributors to this website) a 400-horsepower hybrid V-8 built by HP2g.
The latter of these apparently uses ceramic magnets acting on the vehicle's crankshaft to generate electricity for spark and accessories. To keep it reasonably light, Revenge will employ aluminium for the doors, hood and engine cover. A manual transmission will be standard, but for those who prefer that the car choose the appropriate gear, a six-speed sequential gearbox will be optional. Carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires will also find their way onto the vehicle.
Revenge says combining HP2g's Electromagnetic Pulse system with cylinder deactivation will offer fuel economy exceeding 100 mpg, which is incredible given the quoted horsepower. Eventually, Revenge would like to open a factory in Ohio to install the Verde's hybrid system into finished chassis. We'd love to see that happen too, but a car like this seems destined to disappear into the ether.
Source: Car and Driver