You've got to admire Warren Mosler. The guy's life-long love affair with composite-bodied vehicles began with his first car, a Volkswagen Rabbit. After seeing just what could happen when he pulled the running gear from the little VW and dropped it into a much more aerodynamic, lighter body, Mosler became obsessed with pushing composite construction forward. His first effort, the Consulier GTP was the first production car in the world with no structural metal, and served up supercar-besting grip, acceleration, braking and safety in the mid '80s.

Motor Trend recently sat down with Mosler for a nice long chat about his inspirations, where he's been and how he wound up building the MT900. The clip shows off plenty of Mosler designs, from his bizarre fuel efficient vans to his incredible Consulier GTP race cars and the luscious MT900. You can watch the full interview below for yourself.



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      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      No one likes being shown by an upstart that their way of doing things is wrong or inferior. Preston Thomas Tucker learnt that lesson the hard way.
      Lauren
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you're a car lover - "Blackprints" is a kickstarter campaign with awesome paintings of inverse classic black and white cars. Check out this article - they're pretty cool: http://www.crowdfundingguide.com/blackprints-crowdfund-inverse-black-and-white-illustrations-of-classic-cars/
      Lauren
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you're a car lover - "Blackprints" is a kickstarter campaign with awesome paintings of inverse classic black and white cars. Check out this article - they're pretty cool: http://www.crowdfundingguide.com/blackprints-crowdfund-inverse-black-and-white-illustrations-of-classic-cars/
      dukeisduke
      • 1 Year Ago
      When I hear the name "Mosler" I always think of banks, since they were for many years a maker of night deposit drop equipment and other hardware for banks and S&Ls. they went Chapter 11 in 2001 and were bought out by Diebold.
      RampantFury
      • 1 Year Ago
      The lovechild of a Saleen S7 and a McLaren F1.
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          RampantFury
          • 1 Year Ago
          Seriously, look at the front end. You cant tell em you dont see the resemblance to the F1.
      edward.stallings
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Consulier GTP was the first production car in the world with no structural metal" - come on Zach, the Lotus Elite was produced from 1957 to 1963, was all composite, and they made over 1200 of them...
        Georg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @edward.stallings
        the Lotus Elite had steel subframe supporting engine and front suspension
      methos1999
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wonder why the MT900 was banned from FIA racing?
      Ferris Macau
      • 1 Year Ago
      Man if only the Consulier was easier on the eyes who knows where the company might be today. Styling by engineers never turn out good.
      Nick
      • 1 Year Ago
      I always wondered why the Consulier was so actively ugly. It never took off because it was basically an unfinished testing mule. All that was missing was vinyl bras and weird-pattern contour hiding paint jobs. Which would have been an improvement. I feel bad writing this because the function was there.
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