CHRYSLER ME FOUR-TWELVE This was the stealth car of this year’s auto show. I had folks from one major high-performance manufacturer asking whether I had seen it and could I lead them to it. Now that’s stealth. My answers: yes and yes. Where would I drive this 850-horsepower beast? To Valley Motorsports Park’s 3.3-mile tortuous course being built in the woods of Tamworth, NH. Give me the 21-turn, Euro-modeled course and this car could scream through its paces. Aim for trees as apex exits from curves. Gas, brake, gas, brake. Yowzaa. The cab-forward ME Four-Twelve goes from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds and tops 100 miles per hour in just over six seconds. It tops out at 248 miles per hour.
Excerpt from The Boston Globe on January 24, 2004, by Royal Ford, Automotive Section