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

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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