2011 TranStar Dagger GT
TranStar Dagger GT
While the new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport has just entered the Guinness Book of Records with an average top speed of 267 mph, a new 2,000 horsepower supercar is about to become the fastest supercar in the world.
If you’re not yet familiar with the name TransStar Racing, then you might to start to get acquainted with these guys.
TransStar Racing’s new pride and joy is called the Dagger GT, a car that’s capable of hitting a top speed of 300 mph. It’s based on the Corvette Cheetah, a mid-engine concept car that was penned by no less than industrial designer extraordinaire, Ivan Luccion.
To give prospective customers plenty of options to choose from, the Dagger GT will be offered in three versions: the first will be a hard-core racing model, the second being a street-legal comfortable-riding sport model, and the third model to be offered will be a soft-riding, luxurious GT-X model that looks and feels like a million-dollar car, but runs like a bat-out-of-hell.
But what exactly makes this supercar capable of giving the vaunted Veyron Super Sport nightmares? For starters, it features an over-the-top big block, 2,000-horsepower aluminum, twin turbo 572 multifuel racing engine, routinely built by Nelson Racing Engines. And if that isn’t enough to strike fear into the heart of the Veyron SS, consider the performance numbers that come with that monster engine: a 0-60 mph time of 1.5 seconds and a quarter-mile time of just 6.7 seconds.
Yes, Bugatti. We’d be scared too.
UPDATE: 12/06/10: The company has yet to reveal live action shots of the Dagger GT, but they have released this rendering video of the soon-to-be American hyperbeast. When the time comes that the company releases the car – according to them, they’re rolling out one of the two Dagger GT prototypes in the early part of 2011 – we’re gearing up for an ultimate speed-shaker of a ride, a car that could potentially shatter just about every land-speed record ever set for production cars.
Press release after the jump.