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Vector M12

Year 1995 - 1999
Engine 5700 cc V12
Transmission 5-speed, manual
Max speed 190 mph
0-60 mph 4.8 seconds
Horsepower 490 bhp @ 6800 rpm
weight 1632 kg / 3600 lbs

The Vector M12 was a vehicle designed by the America-based Vector Aeromotive Corporation, and was the first vehicle produced after the company was bought by the Indonesian company Megatech.

The Vector M12 could be considered a basic redesign to the Vector WX-3, which was never released to the public due to the Megatech buyout. Among many small changes to the vehicle's design, was one fundamental change to the drivetrain. A 5.7 litre Lamborghini V12 engine, which produced 492 horsepower and 425 lb-ft (576 N-m) of torque at 5200 rpm was chosen to power the car. However the WX-3 had been designed to accommodate a V8, therefore Vector had to completely redesign the chassis to hold the longer V12. The resulting changes forced the cockpit of the Vector M12 to be moved further forward than the WX-3.

In total, there were 18 Vector M12s produced (four pre-production models and 14 production models). One of the M12 pre-production cars was converted to motorsport specification by the factory, but it had no success in the few races it entered, as it was forced to retire due to mechanical problems in every race.

The Vector M12 was produced from 1995 to 1999. The M12 production run ended when Vector went into debt and couldn't pay Lamborghini for the engines.

Similar and related vehicles:
Vector V8 Biturbo concept
Vector Tribun concept

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