Exclusive can be an overused word in the automotive industry, but if anyone can claim the description, it's Mosler. The Florida-based supercar manufacturer recently announced that it will be limiting production of its MT900S Photon supercar to a single unit for 2012. Having that sort of exclusivity comes at a cost, though, and the customer that decides to pick up Mosler's 2012 allocation will have to shell out upwards of $479,000.

So what's so special about the Mosler MT900S Photon? For starters, it's one of the lightest supercars on the market, weighing in at just under 2,500 pounds thanks to a composite chassis and carbon fiber body panels. Motivation comes from a 7.0-liter V8 borrowed from Chevrolet tuned to deliver 535 horsepower, allowing the Mosler to reach 60 mph in less than three seconds and a top speed of over 200 mph. Despite having a design that's more than a decade old, the Mosler still looks somewhat modern (if kit-car like), particularly with in Proton guise that adds additional aerodynamic modications.

Hit the jump for the brief press release from Mosler Automotive, or have a look at the car in more detail in the gallery above.
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Mosler Automotive has announced that production will be limited to one Mosler MT900P for 2012. The base price will be $479.000. The Mosler MT900 continues to be the world's top performance sports car manufactured US legal, with an earlier model still holding the lap record it set several years ago at the Car and Driver Lightning Lap at Virginia International Speedway. Likewise, those racing their Mosler MT900's internationally are required to add up to 400 lbs. of ballast to slow them down to equalize performance against the latest models from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, and all the other competitors. The Mosler MT900SP is an extreme performance, 2 seat, mid engined, air conditioned luxury sports car, powered by a 7 liter 535 hp V8 and a 6 speed Getrag transmission. With its advanced composite chassis, carbon fiber body panels, and overall focus on weight management, the new MT900SP will weigh under 2,500lbs (plus fuel), making it capable of going from 0-60mph in under 3 seconds and from 0-1/4 mile in under 11 seconds. With a top speed is expected to exceed 200 mph, the lightweight MT900SP is also capable of getting over 30mpg at 55 mph and generating record levels of cornering and braking forces. The new Mosler MT900SP incorporates the new Mosler Photon's exterior design modifications which lower aerodynamic drag, thereby enhancing total performance, including fuel efficiency, top speed, acceleration, and cornering. Contact Jacob Mosler at 561 818 4039.


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      Cain Gray
      • 2 Years Ago
      You can build a Factory 5 GTM kit car, and have a better looking car, the SAME performance, and spend about $420,000 LESS.
      nikescar
      • 2 Years Ago
      When can I see the new music video?
      jvshenderson
      • 2 Years Ago
      I know this car is stupid fast, but I can't get past the styling which was ugly 10 years ago and hasn't been updated much since. Then they tack 2 black arrows on with no regard for the vents on the hood, lines of the car, etc... Its a $500K mess if you ask me.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        Nobody said that. They said it is going to be a future classic. A car can be a classic without being collectible.
      sonic_the_dreadnaught
      • 2 Years Ago
      For that kind of money the P-magnet is an actual extended golden mechanical arm that comes out from the bottom of the car holding a huge magnet shaped piece of metal, that plays Carlos Santana songs at high volume.
      Kevlar
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't get me wrong, this is a pretty cool looking/spec'd car, but how on earth could anyone justify dropping half a million dollars on one when an Ultima GTR, with as good or better performance, can be had for a -fraction- of the price? Sure, it's light, but it just has a small-block Chevy engine and a very kit-car-esque interior and exterior. It sounds like the 'exclusivity' is the only thing they can use to even try and justify a price like that...
      XJ Yamaha
      • 2 Years Ago
      The important question is where do I put my groceries?
      dan1malk
      • 2 Years Ago
      With the engine sharing, GM should just buy Mosler, keep all the engineers, but give them some talented INT/EXT designers. Then call it Pontiac. THAT would be a 'driving excitement' division.
        Dennis Baskov
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dan1malk
        Pretty much all small high performance car assemblers use famous Chevy Corvette engines. lol
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      Frisky_Dingo
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is massively overpriced for what is pretty much a tube frame kit car. Toss in some carbon fiber and a $17K LS7 and mark it up 400%.
        KaiserWilhelm
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Frisky_Dingo
        Build one yourself and out perform it than, you won't.
        Matt Farah
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Frisky_Dingo
        It's not a tube frame, it's a carbon monocoque. And this is why small volume supercar manufacturers never make it: they have to make a profit on what they sell. VW can lose money on every Veyron because they have Jetta's to make a profit. Likewise Porsche with their Carrera GT's - the Cayenne's cover the margins. When a company employs engineers, builders, and fabricators, each car must have a hefty profit built in to pay those people.
      mkhgmh
      • 2 Years Ago
      That just may be the ugliest car I ever saw, next to the "Cube, and Element"
      clquake
      • 2 Years Ago
      Someone needs to tell them that only making one a year is a pretty stupid decision. It's like Ferrari saying they'll only build one FF a year, never updating the design/engineering. In five years, you can get a new one, but it's the same five year old design, with the same five year old technology, still selling for supercar prices. The engine itself is nothing special, you should be able to get a new one for $20K. If it really takes them twelve months to build one, they need to go out of business for sheer inefficiency.
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