American company, Maxximus, has big plans to build a car that just may be a little too ambitious, even for the immense standards of the auto industry. We all remember these guys for building one of the fastest supercars in the world, the Maxximus G-Force. More recently, these guys were in the middle of developing the LNG 2000, a green supercar that’s being pegged as the eventual successor to the G-Force.

But there’s another supercar Maxximus is looking into building in the future, one that will carry a liquid natural gas powertrain. What we might call as ambitious, Maxximus is calling the ’Prodigy.’

The supercar is being touted as a world-class machine that will blow the doors off of the competition. If the expected numbers of the car turn out to be true, then you won’t hear any arguments from us. The team from Maxximus has laid the plans on what they expect from the Prodigy, including a mixture of Rolls-Royce-type luxury and Bugatti-like performance numbers.

What sets the Prodigy apart from just about everybody else is that, according to Maxximus, it will be the first ever supercar to run on a liquid natural gas engine. This alternative fuel option has never been used on cars producing the kind of power Maxximus is pegging for the Prodigy. The powertrain-of-choice supporting this will be a custom-built LNG 7-liter Chevrolet V8 engine said to produce 2000 HP.

"The engine is going to be like nothing else on the market," says Adam Layman, Maxximus’ Engine Development Manager.

Full story after the jump.

  • 2012 Maxximus Prodigy
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    custom-built LNG Chevrolet V8 engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    2,000
  • Displacement:
    7000 L
  • car segment:
  • body style:

Exterior and Interior

2012 Maxximus Prodigy Interior
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The Prodigy will be built on a carbon fiber and Chromalloy chassis, but the body will be 100% carbon fiber. It will feature carbon ceramic brakes, ceramic wheel bearings, a suspension system for adjustable height, and an active front wing controlled by an on-board computer.

Inside, Maxximus has decked out the Prodigy with creature comforts like climate control and a GPS system with an integrated touch screen. Then they go a step ahead by offering Driver Recognition Technology to arm and disarm the car with Bluetooth and a MacIntosh audi system with 12 integrated speakers and an mp3 output. For aesthetic purposes, the Prodigy also has a full custom interior with carbon fiber or burled wood inlays.

Engine

The 7.0 L Chevy V8 powering the Maxximus Prodigy was privy to a couple of turbochargers, Digital Valve Technology that reduces the friction inside the engine, CNC billet block and heads, LNG direct injection, and four valves/cylinder. It was then mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. According to designer Marlon Kirby, the team at Maxximus is looking into producing 2,000 horsepower for the Prodigy, a sick figure that’s twice as powerful as that of the 1,000-horsepower Veyron, with a goal of reaching the 300 mph top speed mark. This power will get the car from 0 to 62 mph in 2.1 seconds, and 0 to 100 mph and back to 0 in 8.9 seconds.

Bruce McMahan with Maxximus LNG 2000 and sketch of Prodigy

2012 Maxximus Prodigy Exterior
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Pricing

The Maxximus Prodigy is expected to cost somewhere around $1 million.

Wrapup

We don’t know how far the Prodigy will come along, but if it does make it past the testing and development phase, there’s no telling what kind of world records it will be capable of destroying.

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17 comments:

  (365) posted on 01.18.2012

the style of this car is unique than the other car. The design and the color of this car are really great. I like all parts of this car, and I think the performance of this car is great. and I’m impressed with the fact that it is the fastest car in the race world. Its totally extreme and eventually the color choices does not blends.

  (502) posted on 12.29.2011

It is so unique on its platform and the engine and horsepower that it had been so impressive! I bet if they will bring this one on production it will give a remarkable performance.

  (347) posted on 12.13.2011

Prodigy is really so aggressive on its platform, but I truly admire it on that! Moreover, I’m glad that it also has a super-efficient output and a powerful engine. Well, I will surely wait for this.

  (517) posted on 12.2.2011

Prodigy is really one of the best sports cars that I saw today. However, I am truly hoping that they had a plan to put it on the market. Anyway, I’m so impressed on its engine.

  (570) posted on 10.13.2011

It seems that everyone is so fond with the looks of this Prodigy, well I can’t blame them, because it really had an irresistible and stunning appearance! We, just need to keep on hoping to see this one soon.

  (463) posted on 10.11.2011

What’s good about this, it is like a batman character car. Its totally extreme and eventually the color choice does not blends.

  (595) posted on 10.5.2011

Maximus Prodigy is really impressive in its aggressive appearance but yeah! I have to agree we need to see this first, so that we really believe that this one is existing. Anyway, it looks so powerful.

  (287) posted on 10.3.2011

Wow! Prodigy is the most fabulous and awesome sports car that I saw today. It is so unique on its platform and the engine and horsepower that it had been so impressive! I bet if they will bring this one on production it will give a remarkable performance.

  (382) posted on 09.30.2011

I must say that prodigy is the most exotic platform that I saw today, and I have to agree with Martin DJo but the question is, will they really had a plan to put this one on production?

  (448) posted on 09.28.2011

I just only hope that what we see is what we really get on this Prodigy. smiley They were all right that the appearance of it is so impressive and seems so powerful. I would really love to this on action.

  (600) posted on 09.27.2011

The style of the interior of this car is unique and looks great. I like all parts of this car, and I think the performance of this car is great. I want to see the interior part of this car in live smiley

  (600) posted on 09.26.2011

Whoa! What an amazing sports car! It really looks so perfect and the name itself is very suited on it, and it also looks so powerful for me. I can’t wait to see this one and have it for myself. smiley

  (831) posted on 09.26.2011

What took my attention is the impressive design of exterior and interior. Maxximus seems able to drive really fast. And the bat type look also add points to its appearance.

  (577) posted on 09.23.2011

what i love on this car is that it looks like a bat-mobile, and it’s more appealing and more luxurious looking than Pagani Zonda and Lamborghini.

  (429) posted on 09.23.2011

Impressive car indeed. The style of this car is unique than the other car. The design and the color of this car are really great. With the 2,000 horse power and custom built, LNG Chevrolet V8 engine is great for this car.

  (302) posted on 09.23.2011

I can say that it has a perfect interior and angst! This Maxximus Progidy is very durable than the other racing car in the market.

  (831) posted on 09.23.2011

Prodigy seems so interesting, especially its powerful engine. As for the looks, it will surely stand out among the other sports car, but we need to see this first, for us to believe it.

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