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    Mid Engine Viper Stillborn

    I don't know if anyone has posted on this yet, but I thought the article was pretty cool. I wish they would have built it...

    https://www.hagerty.com/articles-vid..._5_HagertyNews

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    Here was a strong contender that never made it ..........https://www.allpar.com/cars/me412.html
    I suspect the ALPHA C8 will be the next mid engine car from FCA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I don't know if anyone has posted on this yet, but I thought the article was pretty cool. I wish they would have built it...

    https://www.hagerty.com/articles-vid..._5_HagertyNews
    Great article...

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    Quote Originally Posted by J TNT View Post
    Here was a strong contender that never made it ..........https://www.allpar.com/cars/me412.html
    I suspect the ALPHA C8 will be the next mid engine car from FCA.
    So much wished the ME would have come to fruition. And what a good looking car, even today. That back end is devious.
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    The ME412 today would be competitive with the worlds best. They should have built it.

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    Call it something else it ain't no viper!

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    Considering the design of the ME is 15 + years old, it looks spectacular.

    Exterior, interior, drive line specs and performance. Hell of a package

    Sign me up if something like this materialized. I know....highly unlikely in today's production world with limited resourced available for Halo cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by J TNT View Post
    Here was a strong contender that never made it ..........https://www.allpar.com/cars/me412.html
    I suspect the ALPHA C8 will be the next mid engine car from FCA.
    J TNT, that car was unbelievable!!! Take a look at the link below, they brought the car to an SRT event at Fontana (CA Speedway). The video is dated 2011 but it had to be filmed a few years before 2011. They drew names out of a hat each day for various items and two names to get a ride in the car. Both my wife and I got picked. I traded my wife's ride to a guy who got a red Comp Coupe shirt and I got a drive (this isn't me in the video).

    It was an absolute blast, the second he dropped the throttle I lost my stomach and didn't get it back until we had a hard brake on the second turn. Years later I'm at Viper Tracks event in CA and run into Tom O'Odell from FCA/SRT Racing and tell him the story. He say to me, hey that was me driving the ME412 at that event. What an awesome car!!!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHVsNNQLJPc&t=55s
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTanRT/10 View Post
    J TNT, that car was unbelievable!!! Take a look at the link below, they brought the car to an SRT event at Fontana (CA Speedway). The video is dated 2011 but it had to be filmed a few years before 2011. They drew names out of a hat each day for various items and two names to get a ride in the car. Both my wife and I got picked. I traded my wife's ride to a guy who got a red Comp Coupe shirt and I got a drive (this isn't me in the video).

    It was an absolute blast, the second he dropped the throttle I lost my stomach and didn't get it back until we had a hard brake on the second turn. Years later I'm at Viper Tracks event in CA and run into Tom O'Odell from FCA/SRT Racing and tell him the story. He say to me, hey that was me driving the ME412 at that event. What an awesome car!!!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHVsNNQLJPc&t=55s
    Cool video RedTanR/T10 ! The car was truly ahead of it's time and priced to be more competitive than the exotics of the time .
    Too bad the Germans didn't give their blessings to build it at the time , I guess it was a marketing threat to them...........lol !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper Girl View Post
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    I would have bought a Me-412. No doubt.
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    I loved the ME-412 when they first started releasing the details back in the day.... and it's still incredible today!
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    Anyone have any idea where those cars are today? Did FCA destroy them I wonder? They had to have had at least a couple of driveable versions one would think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by repiV View Post
    They had to have had at least a couple of driveable versions one would think.
    Plenty driveable. Check out the video in post #9. As often is the case, I think it was killed due to new Chrysler ownership.

    Just like I think our Viper would still be alive it it wasn't for the Italians !!!

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    They should have built it then....they should build it now! What's their exotic halo now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPL View Post
    They should have built it then....they should build it now! What's their exotic halo now?
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    There was two versions of the mid engine Viper built to prove the concept

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    Great article. Wonder what the ME412 would have looked like today had they decided to build and continue building it. I think that car was beautiful.
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    The ME 412 was not a Viper, as it was initially destined to give Chrysler a foothold in the Supercar market. It was sad it was never built, since in person it was stunning and every bit as low to the ground as a Ford GT!! We pushed and cajoled FCA , since we took 10 Deposits and notified the powers to be that there was definitely interest - to no avail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Pemberton View Post
    The ME 412 was not a Viper, as it was initially destined to give Chrysler a foothold in the Supercar market. It was sad it was never built, since in person it was stunning and every bit as low to the ground as a Ford GT!! We pushed and cajoled FCA , since we took 10 Deposits and notified the powers to be that there was definitely interest - to no avail.
    With my Viper's value, I have a potential springboard into the next "tier" of performance cars. The only problem is that there's not a single other car out there that I care about, whether or not it was in the tier I was able to afford.

    Assuming it wasn't going to cost a million dollars, the ME412 would have been that car.

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