It’s no secret that Mosler’s range of extreme sports cars only caters to a certain demographic of people. Either you’re the hardcore racer type or you have far deeper pockets than the average Joe, that’s the market for these insane Moslers.
So what happens when Mosler decides to release a new and lightweight version of the mighty MT900? Time to break the bank, fellas.
The MT900SP will only be limited to 1 unit per year and is being promoted as an extreme 2 seat, mid-engined, air conditioned, rear-wheel drive sports car that’s capable of blowing just about any other car it lines up against. The MT900SP features a composite chassis and plenty of carbon fiber body panels that drastically shaves off some weight on the car, resulting in a car that weighs well under 2,500 lbs or around 1,140 kg.
All that however still plays a back seat to the unquestioned draw of the MT900SP: the 7.0-liter V8 engine. This monstrous powertrain is capable of producing 535 horsepower while mated to a six-speed Getrag transmission. Those figures translate to a 0-60 mph time of just under three seconds with a quarter-mile time of sub-11 seconds and a top speed of over 200 mph.
For all of that automotive goodness contained in one package, the MT900SP will remain a niche sports car for an exclusive consumer base, all because interested buyers will have to fork over $479,000 for the privilege of owning one.
US-based automaker Mosler has made a name for itself by building reconfigured race cars for street purposes. Some of these models include the MT900 GTR and the MT900 GTR XX (pictured above). Now, the niche sports car builder from Florida is reportedly in the process of developing and building a new supercar that will weigh no more than 2,000 lbs. The lightweight bullet - it’s being touted the ’Raptor’ - is poised to carry a 7.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces around 650 horsepower.
Details surrounding the Raptor’s design are still being kept under wraps, but we don’t expect it to be too far a departure from the existing models on the company’s fleet. We do expect it to be light as a feather, though, relative to its predecessors. That enormous power-to-weight ratio should make for a supercar than can smoke the rest of its peers, allowing them to eat its proverbial dust.
We’ll keep you posted on the latest updates and development news surrounding Mosler and the new Raptor sports car when it becomes available.
If you thought that the Devon GTX was the only low production hand made American super car setting records then you might want look under the M section of your automotive dictionary. That is because the Riviera Beach based Mosler Automotive company has been making mid engine race cars around the best V8s that Chevrolet has to offer and then also sells them as street cars.
One thing that every Mosler has been built to do since 1993 is go around a track as quickly as possible, and the U.K. Racing Team is preparing a very special Mosler MT900 in order to do just that, except the circuit they are going to is like none other in the world. That is because Italy’s Nardo Ring is a high speed test track consisting of a 7.8 mile long banked circle sitting on the heel of the nation’s boot. The U.K. based technicians have already begun preparations by ensuring that they will be able to get the required 1000 HP from a 427 cubic inch LS7 borrowed from the Corvette Z06 . The next step is to get the car and driver (Michelangelo Larosa) package as close to 1000 pounds as possible, however aerodynamics might play a bigger role than they think to best the special edition Mercedes C111 ’s 403.978 km/h record set back in 1979. However we are still waiting for the date.
When you think of cars with enough power to push themselves through the air at 250+ MPH machines like the Bugatti Veyron(253.4 MPH) and the SSC Ultimate Aero Twin Turbo(255.83 MPH) . But honestly the performance of these Ultra exotic super cars is laughable when seen next to the new Mosler MT900 GTR XX Twin Turbo Land Shark by Intense Automotive Design. Why you ask? Because the latest iteration of Johnny Mosler’s mid-engine super car is limited to 305 MPH, a number more commonly associated with kilometers.
The "Land Shark" weighs in at only 1898 lbs (551 lbs less than the GTR XX) and is powered by a 381 cubic inch engine V8 that delivers no less than 2500 HP! The Land Shark can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 2.5 seconds and hits the 150 MPH mark just 4.2 seconds later, but the ridiculous starts to happen 17.5 seconds after takeoff when the speedometer in this MT900 crosses 250 MPH, and keeps on going.
The Mosler MT900 GTR XX Twin Turbo Land Shark will make its official debut at the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week. I couldn’t think of a more appropriate location on Earth.
Lucky Europeans. Although Mosler is headquartered n Florida, it’s only going to sell its MT900 GTR XX across the pond. Any European who wants a road-going version of the MT900 R, just needs to put down €250,000 (currently about $325K) and get in line because sales started today.
Corvette Mike’s 7.0-liter LS7 equipped Mosler MT900S, known also as “Red Devil”, has a brand new engine developed by Nelson Racing Engines. After some unfinished tests made with the add of two turbines and a wave of the magic wand they came out with a new engine capable of less than 1000hp with a premium pump fuel at a lower boost setting.
As an alternative, the engine is also capable of 1800 hp(dyno testing showed “only” 1635 hp) if the auxiliary tank is filled with race gas, this way switching to the high-boost setting. The engine is waiting for its final tuning and installation and in some weeks will be ready to hit the roads.
“Fulfilling this unique request was not an easy task. We spent months perfecting this engine. Ultimately all our hard work paid off and once completed this Mosler will be a one of a kind vehicle, unmatched in power and performance”.said Tom Nelson, owner of Nelson Racing Engines.
In order to celebrate their 20th Anniversary, Mosler revealed a new limited edition, based on the MT900 GTR. The 20th anniversary edition, called MT900 GTR XX is ready to race and performs final testing in Florida!
The "XX" in the modell name is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Mosler Automotive and is standing for "eXXtreme" performance. The car is made of advanced composite carbon fiber and Kevlar. On the interior it features air condition, electric windows and audio system. Based on the MT900 GTR the "XX" spec packs up to 620 hp.
The weight loss program further unburdens the 620-hp 7.0L Corvette LS7 V8 to bring the sprint to 100km/h (62mph) down to three seconds flat, and 200km/h (124mph) down to 8.7 seconds. MT900 GTR XX can hit a top speed of 211 mph.
With the use of a MOVIT Ceramic brake, KW suspension, Carbon seats from Recaro and a Carbon clutch, Mosler Deutschland is heading for another weight reduction of 110-130lbs resulting in a total weight of 2300lbs!
The US sportscar manufacturer Mosler will launch a new version of the MT 900 GTR in April. The new model will be called "GTR XX" and will be priced at around 187.500 Euro.
The GTR XX will have a maximum power of 620 hp (up 20 hp from the previous 600 hp). In makes the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in just 3.0 seconds and the 0 to 20 km/h sprint in just 8.7 seconds.
The future supercar will be offered with a new six-speed sequential transmission weighing 10kg less than the GTR; titanium exhaust system that weighs 5.5kg less than the steel tubes, replaced the brakes with aluminum brake calipers and carbon-ceramic discs, reworked the carbon-fiber body panels, developed seats that weight 4kg less apiece and cut 5kg out of the air-con. per total the GTR XX has a weight reduction of 150 kg.