Patent woes threaten V8 hybrid in Verde supercar

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According to a recent report, Revenge Designs has killed off the hybrid version of the Verde supercar.

While details are limited, Straightline is reporting the hybrid engine, built by Ohio-based HP2G, is involved in a patent dispute that has ended all hopes of a production launch in the Verde. It was expected to produce 400 hp (298 kW / 406 PS) and 500 lb-ft (677 Nm) of torque, while returning 110 mpg (2.14 liters/100 km).

Regardless, RD still plans to offer the Verde with a 605 hp (451 kW / 613 PS) supercharged 5.0-liter Ford V8 and a 638 hp (476 kW / 647 PS) supercharged 6.2-liter LS9 engine from the Corvette ZR-1.

Despite the setback, the company has recently announced plans to introduce the Verde, which is now referred to as the RSC Blade, at the SEMA Motor Show in Las Vegas this November. It will feature the aforementioned petrol engines and a base price of $195,500 (€150,910).

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