Photo Courtesy of Ford
Update #1 Sept-09-2009 18:12 PDT:
We've replaced the lapel pin close-up with an official Scorpion picture from Ford.
Nope, this isn't Scorponok, the mechanized scorpion from the first "Transformers" movie. The robotic arachnid you see pictured here is Ford's (not-so) secret mascot for the all-new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine that was developed under the codename "Scorpion." This particular example is a snapshot of the lapel pin worn by engineers and program management. What's interesting is that all of its parts and limbs are rendered from accurate digital diagrams of the engine's hardware, such as the connecting rods that form the pinchers, legs created from the eight fuel injectors and eyes from the EGR throttle body.