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2011 Vision SZR

2011 Vision SZR

2011 Vision SZR

In 2005 the first VISION SZR running prototype was constructed, (painted charcoal gray), which retained the design theme of the original K/2, but differed in the respect that every body panel was modified to incorporate a longer wheelbase, wider greenhouse, in addition to various other modifications. In it’s early stages, a 6.0 liter V12 engine was mounted in the VISION SZR.

With further engineering development, the VISION SZR was decommissioned and revisions with respect to the chassis, suspension, and interior commenced. In addition, at this time, the V12 engine was replaced by a Chevrolet 502 Ramjet V8 engine which produces 500 horsepower and 500 ft/lbs. of torque. In 2007, after the incorporation of these improvements, the car was painted PPG Vibrance metallic pearl orange, (and remains this color today). The updated VISION SZR was first exhibited at the 2007 SEMA Show. The car has undergone several improvements over the years, with continued improvements to the body, chassis, suspension, and drive train.

The Vision SZR is extremely unique in that it is titled and registered as a production vehicle, with a VIN number, (The Vision SZR is not a specially constructed vehicle, specialty vehicle, vehicle conversion, etc.). However, the Vision SZR is not be built in production quantities, in the hundreds, or even tens of vehicles, as with other production vehicles. Therefore, the Vision SZR is likely destined to be one of the lowest volume production automobiles ever produced.

The Vision SZR comfortably seats individuals up to 6’6” tall, and is 50-state, (U.S.), legal, and is entirely designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA, by Vision Industries, LLC, an independent, privately held vehicle manufacturer located in Mar Vista, California.

The company has also provided automotive engineering and design services to OEMs as well as to other automotive companies, since 1997. Due to the high degree of personalization with respect to this vehicle, (engine, transmission, interior, etc.), the pricing can vary significantly; therefore, interested parties should inquire with regards to specific pricing. Additional information, including technical information and photos, can be viewed at

Vision SZR Images

In Detail

type Concept / Prototype Car
built at California, USA
production 1
engine Chevrolet V8
position Mid, Longitudinal
aspiration Supercharged
displacement 6162 cc / 376 in³
bore 103.25 mm / 4.1 in
stroke 92 mm / 3.6 in
power 469.8 kw / 630 bhp @ 6600 rpm
specific output 102.24 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 533.9 bhp per tonne
torque 813.5 nm / 600 ft lbs @ 6600 rpm
body / frame Carbon Fiber Body over 4130 Chrome Molybdenum Chassis
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Custom Forgiato
front tires 245/35 ZR 19 Continental Extreme Contact
rear tires 335/30 ZR 20 Continental Extreme Contact
front brakes Ventilated & Slotted Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
rear brakes Ventilated & Slotted Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
front wheels F 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 30.5 cm / 20 x 12 in
f suspension A-Arms w/Inboard Koni Shock Absorbers
r suspension A-Arms w/Inboard Koni Shock Absorbers
curb weight 1180 kg / 2600 lbs
transmission 6-Speed Manual

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