Mosler RaptorGTR Will Rip the Face Off of One Lucky Owner
While a certain Chinese billionaire is waiting for his "1 of 1" Koenigsegg Agera R BLT to be released from the iron first of Chinese import officials, Mosler released images of their latest creation, the Mosler RaptorGTR. Like the Agera R BLT, the RaptorGTR will hopefully be making it's home at the expense of one very lucky buyer. The cost? $700,000.
Based on the potent and accomplished Mosler Mt900R the one of one Mosler RaptorGTR carries on the tradition of American road racing technology for the street. With a power to weight ration of 649 hp/ton it's a no nonsense track day RPG. That astonishing power to weight figure is better than any other car currently produced on planet Earth. Yes, even better than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sports 548 hp/ton. I know, that makes you sad.
Mosler took a pretty simple and logical approach to achieving that insane ratio. If acceleration=force/mass, then decrease the mass and increase the force and voila you should have a car capable of low-level orbit. Mosler reduced the mass of the MT900R's chassis through extensive use of carbon fiber throughout the construction of the Raptor GTR's body. The roof structure alone is constructed of 20 layers of carbon fiber bonded together to help create one of the strongest crash structures ever. Crash dummies rejoice. In the end, the RaptorGTR weighs in at paltry 2,580 lb– nearly a ton less than the 1,200-hp Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
In terms of power, Mosler went the traditional route. They sourced a 7.0 Liter LS motor, strapped two turbos, cranked the boost to "destroy facial bone structure" and called it a day. Automobile Magazine's Ezra Dryer likened the acceleration of the RaptorGTR to that of a bomb exploding behind the rear bumper, so it's pretty safe to say that the straightline is savage.
So if you're looking for another car to comapre the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport to, look no further. But if any auto journalist is lucky enough to get their hands on one of these to run some tests, we're pretty sure that we could add the RaptorGTR to our top five cars that aren't the Bugatti Veyron.
Cue the music video and desert breakdancers:
Source: Supercar Engineering