Chrysler ME Four-Twelve
Chrysler and Daimler merged in 1997 (then un-merged in 2007). So in 2004, when Chrysler needed an engine for its mid-engined supercar concept, it wisely decided to borrow one from its partners in Stuttgart. Which is how the ME Four-Twelve came to be powered by Mercedes’ legendary ‘M120’ 6.0-litre V12. As seen in countless 600-spec Mercs throughout the 1990s and, yes, the Pagani Zonda.
For the Four-Twelve Chrysler added FOUR turbochargers for a remarkable 850bhp and 850lb of torque. Even though it was only rear-wheel drive (yikes), Chrysler claimed it could hit 60mph in 2.9 seconds, 100mph in 6.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 248mph. It had a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox, a carbon-fibre and aluminium honeycomb chassis and very clever suspension.
Chrysler built two. One worked, to a degree. Production was apparently considered but eventually ruled-out in 2005.