Mahindra Scorpio-N Ladder Frame SUV Considered With Hemi V8 Engine Swap
This story includes fictional renderings by independent artist Zephyr Designz that are not related to or endorsed by Mahindra.
Mahindra recently unveiled the all-new Scorpio-N in India, calling it “the big daddy of SUVs”. This sentence was taken too seriously by an independent digital artist, who created his own “R” version of the model and equipped it with a Hemi V8.
Zephyr Designz creates mock renderings of different types of models on their YouTube channel. This time, it went a long way with the Scorpio-N, a rugged SUV with body-on-frame architecture. While Mahindra would never bring a hot variant of the Scorpion-N into production, it’s interesting to see what might have been in an alternate universe.
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Naturally, the conversion started with a sporty body kit. Up front, the SUV received carbon fiber additions to the bumper inlets, splitter and grille. Other parts include body-color fender flares, carbon fiber mirror caps and redesigned rear bumper with faux vents, diffuser and quad exhaust pipes. Finishing touches include the heavily tinted windows and smoked treatment of the Scorpio-N’s Volvo-style LED headlights and taillights.
Tuning wouldn’t be complete without lowered suspension and a set of massive alloy wheels shod in Pirelli P Zero tires. The wheels are actually the least realistic part of this render as they almost rub against the wheel arches. Behind them, large brake discs with red painted calipers can be seen, matching the R emblem on the grille.
The most important part of the fictional upgrade is hidden under the hood: a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 engine taken from the Dodge Challenger Hellcat that produces 707 hp (527 kW / 717 hp). This is a huge increase over the 197 PS (149 kW / 200 hp) of Mahindra’s factory-sourced 2.0-litre TGDi mStallion four-cylinder petrol engine. It’s not specified in the video but it is assumed that the SUV should retain the all-wheel-drive system helping it put all that power on the road, certainly with a new gearbox capable of handling all that power.