Friday, January 9, 2004

ME Four Twelve

So I'm listening to NPR at my day job, and they say that the new Chrysler concept car stole the Detroit Auto Show. Being a diehard Chrysler fan, my interest was stirred. I went home that night, started digging around on the internet and found this (see above pics). The first Chrysler supercar- the ME Four-Twelve, a 248 MPH supercar that is going to be produced this summer! It will be the king of American supercars (Saleen who?). I guess Chrysler was so secretive about it, that only a hand full of designers knew about the project at all. Apparently the automotive world was completely shocked. Ya know- just last week everyone was talking about the new Ford GT as the first true American supercar...with it's accurate retro styling (like the old Shelby race cars of the same name). Man...this bad boy makes the new GT look very old indeed. The Ford and Chevy guys are probably kickin' the dog back at their design studios. Sayin'- "How the hell are we going to compete with that!" With 350 more horses than the GT, four turbo chargers (the Four in the name), a V12 (the Twelve in the name) built by the German uber-builders AMG and true state of the art technology it will set new standards for world supercars. I am misting up just typing this...

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