Sunday, April 17, 2011

Miami Vice: Scorpion P6 Turbo

Playboy used the Scorpion P6 as the chase vehicle in a video featuring celebrity DJ Tamara Sky
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Based in Miami, Florida, in the US, Scorpion Motorsports have found a pretty good use for the Kawasaki ZX-6R’s 600cc inline-four, which produces a rather useful 126 horsepower at 16,000rpm. They’ve built a trike – the Scorpion P6 – around this engine and the little three-wheeler boasts of performance that’s rather impressive.

The Scorpion P6 weighs about 325 kilos and the trike can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 3.5 seconds. It will also go from zero to 100km/h and back to zero in just 10 seconds. The base model costs US$30,000 and if those performance numbers aren’t hot enough for you, you can buy the P6 Turbo for an extra $6,000. A wide range of carbonfibre bits are also available, that can add up to $15,000 to the base price and for those who can afford them, there’s also a full titanium exhaust and electronic paddle shifter on the options list.

More details available on the Scorpion Motorsports website here. You can also watch the full version of the Tamara Sky video above, on the Playboy website here

Yes, we like the Scorpion P6!

1 comment:

Simon Evans said...

With that degree of nose overhang, wouldn't fancy that front wings chances on a typical UK speedhump, much less up a steep slope.

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