• 2012 RSC Predator GT
    by Kirby Garlitos, on June 7, 2011, 10:00



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Rotary Supercars' Website Shows Teaser of 2,800-Horsepower Supercar

Rotary Supercars’ Website Shows Teaser of 2,800-Horsepower Supercar

The last time we heard about Rotary Supercars was about a year ago when it started teasing this mysterious supercar that it described as the "Bugatti Slayer.”

Recently, a shadowy teaser image on their website was on full display, giving us hints of what to expect when this still-unnamed supercar breaks cover. In addition to the image, a rather cosmic-themed flash teaser video can also be played, which pretty much does the whole anticipatory tease, claiming that the supercar is "coming.”

Not much in the way of details except from what was announced over a year ago. If you need a refresher on that, Rotary Supercars claimed that this intergalactic supercar will be able to produce in excess of 2,800 horsepower and 3,494 Nm (2,577 pound-feet) of torque with an absolutely ridiculous 0 to 62 mph of just under one second and a top speed of about 280 mph.

It’s been a while since Rotary Supercars first bared details on this mysterious supercar, which seems to suggest that it could be right in the middle of the development of this machine.

Here’s to hoping that when it says "it’s coming,” it don’t mean another year or so of waiting.

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Rotary Supercars preparing their own Bugatti Veyron slayer

Rotary Supercars preparing their own Bugatti Veyron slayer

Bugatti CEO, Wolfgang Durheimer, is spending far too much time worrying about Koenigsegg and SSC and their attempts in breaking the Veyron Super Sport’s top speed record.

What he should be doing is not overlooking other automakers that could swoop in and snatch the precious title away from his company because there are others that are more than capable of doing that, particularly Rotary Supercars.

We’ve already heard from these guys a few months ago with the RSC Predator GT. This car comes with a Mazda 138 MSP-based four-rotor Wankel engine that produces a nauseating output of 1,184 horsepower. Despite it’s otherworldly power, the Predator GT is not the car that RSC is turning into its personal Veyron slayer.

Another model - a still unnamed model - is being developed to carry an eight-rotor rotary engine that produces an absolutely criminal 2,801 horsepower and 2,580 lb/ft of torque. Those numbers will supposedly allow the car to hit 0-62 mph in less than one second - absolutely insane - with a top speed that hits 280 mph.

No further details were revealed of this mystery supercar, but RSC has quietly made plans to introduce their maniac machine at the 2012 Top Marques Monaco.

Best be warned, Bugatti.

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2012 RSC Predator GT

2012 RSC Predator GT

German automaker, Rotary Super Cars, took some flak from a lot of people for the design of the Raptor GT, claiming that it looked eerily similar to the design of the Ferrari 599XX. As it turns out, RSC took those words to heart and completely rebooted their whole project, giving their car a new styling and a new name.

The latest incarnation is the Predator GT, a car that looks nothing like a Ferrari now, but has a little of a Lamborghini essence. Some people might be nitpicking about this, but we’re completely on-board with the design of this new supercar, including the aggressive details on the front and back end of the car.

Despite the styling and naming overhauls, the RSC still plans on putting the same monster powertrain under their creation, one that features a Mazda 138 MSP-based four-rotor Wanel engine that produces a nauseating output of 1,184 horsepower. This engine is mated to a sequential 8-speed RSC R-SHIFT transmission controlled by a hydraulic shift system with shift times of 25-35 milliseconds. Given that RSC is planning to build the Predator GT to weigh in at only 1,100 kg (2,425 lbs), this future supercar is poised to have a 0-62 mph time of just under three seconds, putting it in the stratosphere of some of the fastest machines on the planet, including the venerable Bugatti Veyron and the equally irrepressible Koenigsegg Agera R.

RSC originally planned to introduce the prototype of the Raptor GT late last year, but considering all the significant changes done on the whole project, it’s a safe bet that we might have to wait a little longer for the Predator GT to bare its fangs.

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