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RAMSMOBILE PROTOS RM-X2 PROMISES A CORVETTE ZR1-POWERED SUPER SUV

The Company Aims To Build 12 Units In 2020

Let’s start with that this vehicle is being officially referred to as a “Multipurpose Hypercar.” Seems revolutionary, no? Perhaps. Like many radical builds that come from unknown origins, the Ramsmobile Protos RM-X2 is heavy on the promises and minimal on the delivery, as nothing has been built yet. But if they did do it,  the vehicle would utilize a carbon fiber monocoque chassis with a Teflon-coated undercarriage to keep mud from sticking to it. And under the hood would be a choice of two monster powertrains: a mammoth 6.6L Duramax diesel with an Allison Transmission from the General Motors HD trucks, a thunderous 6.2L LT5 supercharged V8 engine from the C7 Corvette ZR1, or an unspecified EV motor and batteries.

The spec sheet reads like something out of fantasy, or a design student’s final project. The spec sheet claims an output of 999 horsepower and indicates the Ramsmobile RM-X2 can reach 62 mph in 3.3 seconds. Which powertrain? The Corvette ZR1 LT5? The D-Max? The Batteries? Who knows! At least Rezvani has a viable product for those into the blossoming hyper SUV segment.

The website has a lot of oddly phrased marketing speak that, we think, was translated from another language into English. Here are a few examples:

“What do you need to move along the surface? Do you need comfort in the highest level of security? Would you like the best dynamics and endless possibilities to behold more?”

“Are you prepared for the best technologies working at the limit of their capabilities to keep your emotions on edge or even higher?”

“Then you need “A” vehicle that is going to be the best of it’s kind… The best idea recreated from the best materials and developments that your “RACE” has ever been able to harness.”

Questionable copy writing aside, Ramsmobile intends to build 12 initial examples of the RM-X2 in 2020, and eventually offer the SUV in four trim levels. The basic “Ascetic” would be the lightweight version weighing a claimed 3,307 pounds and would feature the Corvette ZR1 LT5 V8, while the “Devil’s Touch” would have a “Continuous Track” system and gold trim. Up from that would be the “Ramsider,” which gets bullet-resistant panels. Finally, there’s the “God’s Creation” version, and there’s absolutely no details offered up about this one.

And that’s all you need to know from the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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