• 1996 Vector Aeromotive M12

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The Vector M12 was a vehicle designed by the Vector Aeromotive Corporation, and was the first vehicle produced after the buy-out of the company from Jerry Wiegert by the Indonesian company Megatech. The vehicles were produced from 1995 to 1999, when production was halted, partly due to slow sales of the cars and mismanagement of the company. The average price of the vehicle was $184,000.

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Vector M12 had similar design with WX-3, a prototype limited to only 2 units, a coupe and a roadster unveiled in 1993 at Geneva Motor Show. The WX-3 was ment to have arround 1000 hp, but the prototypes were powered by the same Chevrolet engine used in the V8. The production cost was around one-million dollars.

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The M-12 uses plastic foam-filled aluminum beams in the front end to absorb impacts, and glass and carbon fiber-reinforced plastic panels in the body.

The M-12 used adaptation of the V-12, meaning that the chassis were re-engineered to accommodate the extra weight and horsepower. Due to its large size the rear was enlarged, the cockpit was moved further and the front was shortened.

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The M-12 was powered by a a 5707 cc Lamborghini V12 engine, which produced 492 PS (362 kW) and 425 ft-lbf (576 N-m) of torque at 5200 rpm. With this power, the car was able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds, with a top speed of around 190 mph (306 km/h).

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  (428) posted on 08.15.2011

I think it is alright for Vector not to have a big sale of this one since it is the first time they produced a car after purchasing this company. The v12 engine that this car used produces a weak output. I was expecting that it will produce 700 HP rather than 490 HP.

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