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anyone ever looked into the drivetrain behind these mysterious monsters? they say it was a 2.2 with over 400 horse. just curious as to whether anyone has ever tried recreating it and doing a mid engine rwd? seems like this car could have been a total hit within our community but they decided to kill it before production. the car was featured in the movie "Wraith" with charlie sheen before the cocaine, honestly i couldnt tell the difference haha.

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Are we allowed to post links to articles from other sites?
technically it is breaking other sites rules when you post there info here lol.

Allpar is the only one that really is pissy though and you can't cross post there photos :mad: O well, not much there relevant to us anyway.

There will never be a shortage of new posts on that car, really cool unit.
 

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technically it is breaking other sites rules when you post there info here lol.

Allpar is the only one that really is pissy though and you can't cross post there photos :mad: O well, not much there relevant to us anyway.

There will never be a shortage of new posts on that car, really cool unit.
Allpar did an interview with me, about restoring the movie car from The Wraith. Then they learned that we were in touch with Bob Ackerman, who designed the M4S, so they went through us to interview him. I was going to link those but perhaps i should hold back. I've got a ton of photos though. If anyone is interested, i'll post them.

Actually, the photo in the first post is one of ours that Allpar used for our interview.
 

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as often as the car comes up we can add a sticky here or in the FAQ section if you want to write some thing up with the photos.
 

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as often as the car comes up we can add a sticky here or in the FAQ section if you want to write some thing up with the photos.
I'd be happy to. Many of the photos (of the actual M4S) i have are from Bob himself, and one of the head engineers on the project. I'll have to get permission from them about which ones to use, then i'll draft up some basics on the car. It will probably be a few days before i hear from either of them, so we'll allow some time.

I also have a ton of photos from the Wraith prop restoration, which are mine. I can do a separate run down with those, but the previously mentioned links kind of cover that.
 

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That is awesome that you own and restored a car that everyone on this site considers a dream car. Congrats and look forward to reading the articles
 

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The M4S was my dream car when I first got into 2.2's back in the mid 80's. I have the original Hot Rod Magazine book from 1985 that details all the developement work done on the FWD Dodges up to that time. There is a whole article in there with several pictures of the Cosworth head 2.2 used in it. I still enjoy reading that book and drooling....

They mentioned the M4S in the engine article, but they didn't have any pictures of it at the time. They did have pictures of the original Charger 2.2 pace car, the styling exercise from the following year, and the prototype Daytona used in 83-84 that managed to run 174 mph.
 

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That is awesome that you own and restored a car that everyone on this site considers a dream car. Congrats and look forward to reading the articles
I wish i DID own it. :mad: I merely helped with restoration and act as a spokesperson for the project. I've spent a lot of time with the car over the last few years. Everything short of driving it myself.

The M4S was my dream car when I first got into 2.2's back in the mid 80's. I have the original Hot Rod Magazine book from 1985 that details all the developement work done on the FWD Dodges up to that time. There is a whole article in there with several pictures of the Cosworth head 2.2 used in it. I still enjoy reading that book and drooling....

They mentioned the M4S in the engine article, but they didn't have any pictures of it at the time. They did have pictures of the original Charger 2.2 pace car, the styling exercise from the following year, and the prototype Daytona used in 83-84 that managed to run 174 mph.
You'll get a kick out of these then.
 

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With that said, i got permission to use some of the photos given to me by Bob Ackerman and Steve Maki. If Turbo Dodge wants to follow up with something, let me know.
 

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I wish i DID own it. :mad: I merely helped with restoration and act as a spokesperson for the project. I've spent a lot of time with the car over the last few years. Everything short of driving it myself.



You'll get a kick out of these then.


DROOL This is TD car porn at it's best.:thumb:
 

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Try this.

Not many people knew that the first attempt at a time trial was interrupted by a deer in the track. The M4S hit the deer at almost 180 mph.

 
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