|| 1995 -
@ 6800 rpm
/ 3600 lbs
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