The new 2012 Mosler RaptorGTR features 838hp accelerating only 2580lbs. The ultralight street missile is built with carbon-fiber LeMans Prototype construction concepts to keep the weight radically lower than any car in the hyper exotic category, while remaining extremely safe.
Edited to include some very interesting information from “The Car Show”‘s Matt Farah — JB
Warren Mosler is a man after my own heart; he builds cars which are simply designed to haul ass. From the original Consulier to a recent run of mid-engine bespoke GT cars which can be ordered in both street and ALMS configurations, his cars pretty much always outperform expectations… even if they aren’t always perfectly gorgeous. The new “Raptor GTR” hopes to be both fast and attractive. The specs indicate that it will be race-car quick, and if that’s not enough, you can upgrade the car for an additional $70,000 and put 1,212 horsepower to the rear wheels. (Completion of a Mosler driving school is, apparently, required to qualify for the upgrade.) Vipers, Vettes, and GT-Rs will all have to kneel to the Raptor, assuming the track is dry and the driver understands how to drive a car with a true aero package.
For more details, including the most bizarre music video you will watch before the end of 2011, click the jump.
I’m not sure who this girl is, but the folks at Mosler know I can’t afford the Raptor GTR. If they thought I could, they’d have put Harriet Wheeler in front of the thing. My guess: this woman has a devoted following among the global super-rich who do purchase and race Mosler products. More photos below. What can I say? If they’ll let me test-drive it, I will faithfully report whether it can outpace the fastest car I’ve tested on-track, the Switzer GT2. No prizes for guessing that it wouldn’t be close; in fact, I suspect even the people driving Riley Track Rat Mark 69s or whatever those pumpkin seed customer cars are called will find it tough to compete.
Update: Per a comment from Matt Farah, found in the comments section, it looks like the “Cubey GTR” is not an authorized Mosler product. I’ve included the LinkedIn profile of the fellow who contacted me. We’ll be getting the scoop directly from Mosler — JB