John Misumi started off his career with a dream similar to the millions of car fanatics in the world: To build his very own supercar. Ten years and $2 million later, Misumi is finally ready to unveil his SZR supercar, except there’s only one production unit to account for all that time and money. One. What started off as a mission to create an "American muscle car for the next millennium" has been strung out into a long and tedious journey leading to one unit and hopes for a brighter future.

The Vision SRZ was originally called the K/2 when it was conceived in 1997. Then, in 2005, Misumi overhauled the K/2 with modified body panels to incorporate a longer wheelbase, wider greenhouse, and other changes present on the current SZR. The new model is built on an aluminum chassis featuring a carbon fiber body.

The Vision SZR was originally tested with a 6.2 L V8 engine producing 630 HP, but a 6.0 liter V12 with 700 HP will be joining the fold sometime in the near future. The two engines will be mated to either a six-speed manual or an electronically-controlled dual-clutch automatic.

It’s taken a lot of time and money to make his dream a reality, but Misumi is now ready to see his hard work come to fruition.

Hit the jump for full details on the Vision SZR.

  • 2011 Vision SZR
  • Year:
    2011
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    six-speed manual or an electronically-controlled dual-clutch automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    630 at 6,600 RPM
  • Torque @ RPM:
    600 lb-ft of torque at 6,600 RPM
  • Displacement:
    6200 L
  • car segment:
  • body style:

Exterior

2011 Vision SZR Exterior
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The SZR was designed as the "muscle car for the 21st century" with an aggressive design language combining both classic and modern elements. It is built on a semi-monocoque chassis with aluminum and 4130 chrome molybdenum and features a modular construction with a bonded, riveted, and welded rigid cockpit section and interchangeable front and rear extremities with progressive energy absorbing impact protection zones. The SZR’s body is made of Hexcel carbon fiber, reinforced with composite Nomex honeycomb and Nida-Core, allowing for a curb weight between 2,450 and 2,875 lbs.

The SZR sits on Custom Forgiato wheels, 19" in the front and 20" in the back, wrapped around Continental Extreme Contact, 245/35 ZR 19
in the front and 335/30 ZR 20 in the rear.

Interior

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The inside of the SZR gets custom seats fitted with driver and passenger airbags. Over the top of the custom designed, ergonomic, leather covered steering wheel is the instrument panel with a combination of Analog and digital gauges. Off to the right of the driver is the standard Alpine W505 multimedia station with DVD, satellite navigation, MP3, and CD players connected to an Alpine PDX 4.100 amplifier and Alpine SPX-17 PRO speakers. A rear view camera and air conditioning also come standard.

Engine

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The Vision SZR started off with only one engine option: a turbocharged 6.2 L V8 engine producing 630 at 6,600 RPM and 600 lb-ft of torque at 6,600 RPM. Now, Misumi has added a second option for the supercar with a 6.0 liter V12 with 700 at 7,500 RPM and 440 lb-ft of torque at 7,500 RPM. Both engines will be combined with a stainless steel exhaust system and either a six-speed manual or an electronically-controlled dual-clutch automatic transmission.


Suspension and Brakes

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The Vision SRZ features an adjustable height suspension at the front and back with inboard mounted Koni high pressure nitrogen gas and double-adjustable shock absorbers.

Stopping power comes from a brake system consisting of 14 inch ventilated / slotted disks and 4 piston aluminum calipers with stainless steel fluid lines for the front and back. Vision also offers an anti-lock braking system and 6 piston calipers with carbon rotors as an option, although the latter is not recommended for street use.

Prices

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John Misumi has plans to put the SZR into production, but currently there is only one unit produced which took $2 million to build. As of right now, we can’t imagine anyone that would be crazy enough to buy a $2 million vehicle when there are plenty of other options with greater power and lower price tags. We do give props to John Misumi though for starting off with a dream and achieving it.

Competition

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2012 Arrinera Venocara Concept High Resolution Exterior
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When the Vision SZR finally makes it to the market, it will be faced with a number of competitors sent to take the sales right from under its hood. Just recently, Rimac Automobile announced their Concept One - a 1088 HP supercar that has an estimated top speed of 189 mph. Arrinera has also announced plans to put their Venocara Supercar into production. It gets a 6.2-liter, mid-mounted V8 engine that delivers 650 HP and 605 lb/ft of torque. Top speed is 211 mph.

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    • Expensive
    • Exterior design needs a bit of work
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24 comments:

  (596) posted on 03.2.2012

Wow, a dream come true! Good for John Misumi. And he’s not the only one impressed with his own innovation. I personally think the exterior is perfect. The speed is totally appealing, too. In my honest opinion, the competitor is inferior compared to this.

  (596) posted on 03.2.2012

Wow, a dream come true! Good for John Misumi. And he’s not the only one impressed with his own innovation. I personally think the exterior is perfect. The speed is totally appealing, too. In my honest opinion, the competitor is inferior compared to this.

  (595) posted on 01.13.2012

So cute! smiley especially its combination of color,Anyway, the platform design is quite impressive, and I love how they managed to combine the decent look and the sporty appearance on it.I really admire the aggressive looks of this Vision SZR!

  (600) posted on 12.29.2011

It seems like a complete package for a sports car, aside from having a perfect appearance. It also had an impressive engine.

  (427) posted on 12.27.2011

Vision SZR really looks more awesome than with its competitor! Well, it truly looks so stunning on its design. It’s a good thing also that it has a very efficient and impressive engine.

  (647) posted on 12.23.2011

It looks so elegant in its body paint, and I must say that it seems that it had a fabulous feature but I don’t think that V8 engine that can only produce 630 hp at 6,600 rmp is enough good for the performance of this sports car.

  (337) posted on 11.22.2011

I really admired the aggressive looks of this Vision SZR! It is very different from the other sports car that I saw today. However, I am hoping that it would have either an impressive interior.

  (463) posted on 11.21.2011

Vision SZR looks more very attractive and appealing compared to its competitor. I also can say that it really looks so great with its body paint. However, I’m quite curious if what will be the interior of it, will look like?

  (526) posted on 11.15.2011

I am absolutely glad about its two engine options! smiley Well, If I’m going to compare it to its competitor, I can say that it would truly stand out, but I hope that they would really not stay it as a concept only.

  (488) posted on 11.13.2011

Its engine specification is kind of impressive but not great for a sports car, and just like them, I’m also so fond with its aggressiveness, and its body paint makes it more very sporty.

  (570) posted on 10.24.2011

Well, compared to its competitor, I can say that I still preferred to have this Vision SZR, for me, it already had a striking outlook, but I wonder if what will be the interior features of it?

  (4) posted on 10.22.2011

Thanks for the article!

  (4) posted on 10.22.2011

Thanks for the recent article regarding the Vision SZR on Top Speed.com

  (4) posted on 10.22.2011

We would like to mention that the $2 million prototype cost referenced in the article represents many of the one-time / non-reoccurring engineering and development costs associated with the development of a car, (such as tooling; molds for body panels, windshield and side glass, interior components, headlights, taillights, etc,; chassis jigs and fixtures; in addition to vehicle certification; as well as many other legalities, etc.). This figure also includes previous development vehicles which were constructed as design and engineering platforms which led up to the Vision SZR. A production Vision SZR would therefore cost a fraction of the “$2 million” cost of the prototype, because all of the above mentioned development costs have been incurred.

  (4) posted on 10.22.2011

Thanks for your recent article on Top Speed.com!

  (2) posted on 10.22.2011

We would like to thank you for the recent article regarding The Vision SZR on your website, Top Speed.com. We would like to mention that the cost of the $2 million prototype referenced in the article represents many of the one-time / non-reoccurring engineering and development costs associated with the development of a car, (such as tooling; molds for body panels, windshield and side glass, interior components, headlights, taillights, etc,; chassis jigs and fixtures; in addition to vehicle certification; as well as many other legalities, etc.). This figure also includes previous development vehicles which were constructed as design and engineering platforms which led up to the Vision SZR.

A production Vision SZR would therefore cost a fraction of the “$2 million” cost of the prototype, because all of the above mentioned development costs have been incurred.
Thanks!

  (453) posted on 10.17.2011

This Vision SZR is amazing because it dressed up by orange color, and it is already stunning on that, well I will surely wait for the market production of this future car. smiley

  (570) posted on 10.13.2011

Vision SZR was really so impressive on its exterior appearance to its interior! It seems like a complete package for a sports car, aside from having a perfect appearance. It also had an impressive engine.

  (314) posted on 10.13.2011

This supercar is so cool. The color and the design. And i bet you can’t clearly see it when it runs at maximum speed. Plus the engine choice is a feature that i really like in a car.

  (613) posted on 10.12.2011

The color of this car is very cool.. Even its wheels are well designed.. Not a bad speed performance for a sports car..

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