Mosler cars makes use of the most powerful and expensive materials, and plenty of them too. The roof structure, for example, has a total of 20 layers of 3×3 twill carbon fiber installed, offering a safety cell that has proven to be the strongest structure the crash testing agency had ever tested. Pound-per-pound, carbon fiber is 5 times stronger than steel. Thus we arrive at the price of 700,000 dollars, one well worth it.
The bad news is that Mosler was pulled into the whirlpool of trouble with the financial downturn and only manage to produce one of its latest products, the 2012 Mosler RaptorGTR. This item features both light weight and high power, delivering the highest power-to-weight ratio of any factory street car ever produced: 649hp/ton.
The 2012 Mosler RaptorGTR was created by Supercar Engineering along with Mosler and fully built by Mosler Automotive. Supercar Engineering developed and is the owner of the technologies integrated into the RaptorGTR.
Supercar Engineering bought the RaptorGTR from Mosler in conjunction with an Exclusive Distributorship in China and Thailand. Since the change in conditions resulted in just one Raptor being built, SEI is marketing this unique vehicle to China as well as Russia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. Interior and exterior can be customized to suit any buyer’s taste.
Designed to present “the pinnacle of Mosler’s street and racing development,” the RaptorGTR lives up to its price tag due to extensive use of carbon fiber and a Mosler-tuned, twin-turbo version of the LS7 7.0 liter V8 engine powering the Chevy Corvette ZR1. However, while the Corvette has just 638 horses to pull the 3,353 lbs of the ZR1, the 2012 Mosler RaptorGTR weighs about 800 lbs less and boasts some 200 horses more.
The unique supercar tops the scales at 2,580 lbs (1173 kg), thus resulting in a record power-to-weight ratio of less than 1:3.1; that means that each of the Mosler’s 838 horses is hauling around 3.1 lbs.
Previous Mosler products won the Car & Driver Lightning Lap. 2 times they competed and both times they went against the best from Lamborghini and Ferrari. Mosler MT900R race cars hold the highest percentage of podiums/start of any manufacturer found in FIA sports car racing. The top of the Mosler’s street and racing development is the RaptorGTR, combining the proven, ultralight and ultrasafe LeMans Prototype-style construction chassis with an exotic powerplant with visible twin turbos alongside several other upgrades to both the interior and exterior.
If you are too poor to afford the 700,000 dollars asked for the car, or if someone beat you to it,take a look at AutoClubRevolution.com. This site has joined hands with Mosler and 30 other global automakers to create a free online-racing community. Drive real cars on real tracks, and benefit from a “console-quality racing experience” for members. The new Mosler will come online by the holidays as the site’s top performer.