Incredible Concept Cars That Should Have Been Made

Lyle Ellerbee

In 2022, Chrysler is a shadow of its former self, only marketing two versions, the Pacifica minivan and the veteran 300 sedan. Its decline has been immediate, as back in 2004, the company’s lineup totaled 7 distinct designs, and it seemed like an eighth was on the way soon. This was the calendar year that the corporation debuted the ME Four-Twelve, a mid-engined supercar with an AMG V12 motor that created 850 horsepower. Chrysler had merged with Daimler, father or mother compAreamofo1

any of Mercedes-Benz in 1998, and wanted to get gain of the German brand’s overall performance parts bin.

Chrysler’s engineers started working on the project in solution, and sooner or later a entirely-purposeful prototype ME 4-Twelve was designed accessible for pick out customers of the press to travel in 2004. It was 1 of the quickest autos in the globe at the time and, Motor Development claimed, substantially quicker than a Ferrari Enzo. Its leading pace was a claimed 248 mph, which was groundbreaking as the official production car speed record at the time stood at 221 mph. Sad to say, the very same partnership that permitted the generation of the Chrysler supercar also prevented it from achieving creation. Mercedes failed to approve of the reality that the car would outperform its recently launched SLR McLaren, and so blocked Chrysler from employing its engine. Without having a suited powerplant, the ME 4-Twelve challenge was useless in the h2o.

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