A stunningly gorgeous design. A mid-mounted AMG V12 with four turbos. Zero to mph in 6. It's hard not to think "what could have been" when it comes to the Chrysler ME-Four Twelve Concept, especially when it could have been an American Ferrari Enzo fighter. Welcome to Long Lost Concept Cars, a new semi-regular series we're trying out on Fridays where we highlight amazing concepts from years past that never made it to production — but maybe should have.
2004 Chrysler ME Four-Twelve: Concept We Forgot
The Chrysler ME Four-Twelve Could Have Been One Of America's Greatest
Home Chrysler News Supercars. By : Jeff Perez. But every now and then, a design study comes along that leads us to believe that everything is right in the world. Like the time Chrysler built a Viper-based supercar concept and actually thought about building it. And we mean that literally.
The Chrysler ME Four Twelve
Cars by name Trucks and Jeeps. Around Chrysler ME cars were to be built each year, leaning on carbon fiber and aluminum. Road testing was scheduled for late January , with production to start within two years.
Specs: mid-mounted AMG V12 quad turbo engine with horsepower, pound-feet 1, Newton-meters of torque, seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, rear-wheel drive, 2, pounds 1, kilograms weight. The fact that it almost made it to production leaves us wondering what could have been. The Daimler-Chrysler era is deemed by many as being a fiasco, but it did enrich the automotive world with this wonderful V12 gem, albeit only as a concept car. Given the juicy technical specifications of the ME Four-Twelve, we totally agree with this statement as the concept used a 6. That translated into a remarkable weight-to-power ratio of 3.