Mosler MT900 GTR XX – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ever since Steven Spielberg brought the fiercest of dinosaurs to the silver screen in Jurassic Park, the name Raptor has come to symbolize the most ferocious of creations, from fighter jets and birds of prey to steroid-pumped pickup trucks, and even an NBA basketball team. That last example might not exactly live up to the name, but the next supercar from Mosler looks like it very much will.

The niche automaking Floridian known for its racing cars detuned for road use is reportedly working on a new model that will pack a 7.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with 650 horsepower, but less than 2,000 lbs to schlepp around. That stratospheric power-to-weight ratio promises blistering performance, particularly when you consider that its previous creations, like the MT900 GTR XX pictured above or the 550-hp Photon just tested by Automobile Magazine – are already faster than most everything else on the road. Couple that with fresh styling to upgrade on the existing model's dated curves and Mosler (and its clients) could have a real winner on their hands.

*UPDATE: Mosler has informed us that the upcoming Raptor's weight-savings was misquoted by Automobile ("With 100 more horses and weighing 500 pounds less [than the Photon], the Raptor is going to whip the Pagani Huayra"). The Raptor will, in fact, be 500 pounds lighter than the 2,975-pound Pagani.


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      Rampant
      • 4 Years Ago
      If a Saleen S7 and a Mclaren F1 had a kid, this would be the result.
      Dennis Baskov
      • 4 Years Ago
      With it's killer power to weight ratio this car would give even Veyron run for its' money. All the exotic cars better beware! 1900lbs wholy crap...
        chest rockwell
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Dennis Baskov
        With all due respect, I think the Veyron is still in a class of its own.
          Dru
          • 4 Years Ago
          @chest rockwell
          In terms of build quality and amenities the Veryon will have this car beat but this car has a power to weight ratio of .34 vs the Veryon's .24. So basically this car will have 2.9 lbs per hp while a Veryon will have 4.2 even the supersport version still has 3.5 lbs per hp to lug around. So I guess it depends on what you mean in a class of it's own. Since you replyed to a guy talking about power/weight ration this car is going to give the Veryon a run for it's money and probably somewhere at a quarter of the price.
      thescreensavers
      • 4 Years Ago
      Those Headlights are Mclaren F1 looking
      artandcolour2010
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why are these cars always so kit-car looking? Why can't they be 1900bs and really beautiful, or really brutally handsome, lol? The platform and engineering deserve a car that makes a 3000lb Ferrari look like a jelly donut. Everything visual about Moslers is compromised and awkward, imo.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why not just toss in a crate LS9 and be done with it? Twin turbos on what is almost certainly a LS7 based engine really doesn't do anything for me. Ford GTs don't seem to really be hampered by a supercharged V8.
        Anthony
        • 4 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        We tired it. The way the engine sits in the car. The supercharger in take would be in the passenger compartment. And the ls9 will not allow you to flip it around like it is currently on the ls7 powered cars.
      Adam Witwer
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just hope Ferrari's willing to lend Mosler some copyright attorneys! As I recall, Ford has a hard time sharing it's pick-up names with race cars! :-)
      Joe Carter
      • 4 Years Ago
      OH NOOO! It looks like this guy made a car with parts from a bunch of other cars! Quick, let's start to troll on every post about Mosler!
      ottoingineer
      • 4 Years Ago
      Look at a point on the horizon, very small, very distant. Flex right ankle slightly... Voila, there you are! Doesn't look especially "kit car" to me, more "circuit car with tags". Astonishing power/weight ratio, especially if it is stable/predictable at insane velocities. That is the brilliance of the GT-R and the Veyron, they are solid and comfortable even at "warp speed", meaning the envelope edges are comparatively easy to explore without needing to clank while walking (due to large iron testicles...).
      ramairjer
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes please.
      K D TopShotta Charle
      • 4 Years Ago
      what the price range looking like?
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