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.
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.