|Dodge M4S Turbo Interceptor PPG Pace Car|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Concept car, Sports coupe|
|Body style||2-door coupe|
|Layout||Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive|
|Engine||2.198 litres (134.1 cu in) Cosworth-headed 16-valve I4 cylinder twin-cam w/dual Garrett T25 turbochargers|
|Transmission||Liberty-modified Chrysler five-speed transaxle|
|Wheelbase||100.3 in (2,548 mm)|
|Curb weight||~2,550 pounds (1,160 kg)|
The Dodge M4S is an American high performance prototype sports coupe originally engineered, designed, and built by Dodge in 1981 as a technology demonstrator vehicle. It was designed by then chief designer of Dodge, Bob Ackerman. The designation M4S denotes "Midengine, 4 cylinder, Sport“.
The car was made famous by its appearance in The Wraith, a 1986 supernatural film. The mid-engined car had a tested and confirmed top speed of 194.8 miles per hour (313.5 km/h) and could go from 0 to 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) in 4.1 seconds, with more than 440 horsepower (330 kW) under the hood coming from its relatively small displacement (especially by American standards) 2.2L 4 cylinder forced induction engine.
Its twin-turbo induction system was quite revolutionary and pioneering, and is said[by whom?] to have influenced car makers such as Toyota and Porsche, which a number of years after the M4S was first presented also employed twin turbo setups, namely Toyota on its Supra sportscar, and Porsche on its 959.
Although Saab was the first automaker to mass-produce a turbocharged version of if model 900 back in 1977, and the first use of the "Turbo" badge in a street legal vehicle was from Porsche' 939 (1979), the first street legal twin-turbo setup came from Maserati's aptly-named "BiTurbo" in 1981, and the application of twin turbocharging of Porsche came three years earlier in their 1976 Le Mans 935 racecar.
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