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The Mega Track Is a Ridiculous, Gigantic Exotic Sports Car

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author photo by Doug DeMuro February 2017

When it comes to exotic cars of the 1990s, we all have our favorites. Some people like the Lamborghini Diablo. Some people like the Ferrari F40. Some people like the Acura NSX. Some deeply misguided souls like the Porsche 993 Turbo S, just because it has that little hole in the rear fender.

Me, I like the Mega Track.

That's right: the Mega Track. The company is Mega. The model is Track. If you think I'm making this up now, just wait until we get to the car itself.

But before that happens, I'll start with a little overview. Apparently, there was (or maybe is) a French car company called Mega, which is an offshoot of a French car company called Axiam, which makes tiny little cars with tiny little engines that drive around European cities where they have tiny little streets. Axiam was recently purchased by Polaris, to finally throw in one name you've probably heard before.

So in the early 1990s -- around 1992, to be exact -- Mega decided it needed a supercar, and so it created the Mega Track. If you think this is the single stupidest car name you've ever heard, well, you're completely correct. It makes no sense. And yet, it happens to fit this vehicle perfectly.

The primary reason for this is the Mega Track's size: It's larger than those Amazon distribution centers; those huge, highly efficient warehouses where they see you've ordered a Sharpie four-pack and they put it inside a box that could house a dining room set.

The Mega Track was 199.6 inches long, which means it was approximately the same length as the Mercedes S-Class of its period. Wikipedia says it was 86.6 inches wide, which makes it only slightly narrower than a Hummer H1. And its height ... well ... look at it. Seriously, look at the second picture above: It looks like it's almost towering over that Porsche Cayenne. Adult humans are barely taller than this thing.

Although the Mega Track's size was especially ridiculous, it featured a lot of other craziness, too. Like, for example, it had a 6.0-liter Mercedes-Benz V12 that made 400 horsepower. It had 20-inch wheels back when nothing had 20-inch wheels; the Ferrari F40 had 17s. It had an adjustable suspension that could raise up to give it thirteen inches of ground clearance for off-road use. And it cost 2 million Francs back in 1992, which was probably like $300,000 -- in 1992 money.

Sadly (but not surprisingly), less than a dozen Mega Tracks were sold. And while I have no idea how you'd maintain one now, or why you'd want one now, or why you'd want one ever, there's no doubt there are Mega Tracks out there: Virtually every photo of a Mega Track on the Internet seems to show it driving around Monaco, wearing license plates from Austria, towering over Bugatti Veyrons and Rolls-Royce Phantoms.

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