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Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Thu 24th March 2016

In late 2015 Keith Adams of Modern Classic interviewed Steve Harper in his Studio about this past...

Scorpion 4 & 3 Rendering 1995.12

Grinnall Scorpion S4

From the very first sketches at the end of 1995, the Scorpion ‘4’ was a natural addition to the product range, considering the success of the Scorpion ‘3’.

But the demand for the ‘3’ left little time to develop the new car. So it wasn’t until November 1999, that the first model was built.

Developing from the ‘3’, the cockpit area was enlarged, but the overall theme was maintained.

The chassis was based upon a Fiat Turbo 2 litre powertrain, and by September 2000, the car was completed.

The first completed car was launched by the actress Joanna Lumley, at the Birmingham Motor Show in October 2000.

Fiat was unable failed to supply the engines, and so later the car was redeveloped, using an Audi TT powertrain, which resulted in a re-engineering and considerable delay in production of the car.

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