Chrysler ME Four-Twelve

Chrysler every once in a while surprises even the most jaded car enthusiasts.  One vehicle that pretty much blew the doors off of many car enthusiasts was the Chrysler ME Four-Twelve.  While this is a concept supercar, the idea itself was amazing and as the final vehicle was created, if it would ever go into production, it would surely garner much attention and many buyers.

Chrysler ME Four-Twelve

What is the ME Four-Twelve?
Well, the Chrysler ME Four Twelve stands for Mid Engine, Four turbo boosters and twelve cylinder engine.  When this name is explained, most car tuning enthusiasts usually drop their jaw in awe.  While it probably will never be produced, most engineers would probably state that this vehicle would cost about $150K to produce- which isn’t bad considering most supercars are two to three times more expensive.

As stated the Chrysler ME Four-Twelve offers a 6 liter V12 that produces an incredible 850 horsepower.  How does it achieve this feat, well for starters air being shot into the cylinders is at 20 psi. However, even with this incredible power plant under the hood, you don’t need special fuel to run this baby. Regular, premium unleaded fuel that you buy at your local gas station does the trick- due to the compression ratio of 9:1 instead of the higher ratios that most supercars use (12:1).

The Chrysler ME Four-Twelve approaches the record holder for horsepower per pound.  The ME weighs in at about 3,000 pounds giving it about 145 horsepower per liter- extremely impressive numbers and pretty much coming close to the Bugatti Veyron which offers 1,000 horsepower.  While the Chrysler ME Four-Twelve won’t be available in your local Chrysler’s showroom anytime soon, we hope as enthusiasts that lessons and technology learned from this vehicle will show up in future models.

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