1996 Mega Monte Carlo
Mega is a French automobile manufacturer based in Aix-les-Bains. It was founded in 1983 to make halfcars in the old AROLA factory after that company failed. In 1992 they started making a range of standard sized cars under the Mega brand, but by 2002 this brand was just being applied to a range of microvans.
The first vehicle build by Mega, was the Track, but it only saw five examples produced before the Monte Carlo arrived. It was powered by a Mercedes V12 with an output of 394 hp.
The Monte Carlo was ment to be a sports car, for both the road and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was based on the Sera CD, a model that used the computer aided design to manufacture the first prototype which included special attention paid to the flat underbody and rear diffuser.
The Mega Monte Carlo was first unveiled at the 1996 Geneva Motor Show. It showcased proven engineering which included a carbon fiber chassis, carbon fibre brakes and a mid-mounted, Mercedes V12 engine. It has an output of 395 hp at 5200 rpm and a peak torque of 420 lbs-ft at 3800 rpm.
It has a top speed of 186 mph and makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 4.4 seconds, being one of the fastest cars in the world.