Monday, 11 May 2009

IAD Mosler MT900 GTR XX 'Land Shark'

Snappy name, huh?
The Mosler MT900 GTR XX is a phenomenal machine. Simply phenomenal. 600bhp and 0-60mph in 3.1s is not to be sniffed at, and it looks like some sort of angry well-finished kit car from the nineties. In a good way.
But perhaps that's where the kit car connection should be abandoned? Not so if you're John Gocha, chief of the rather tackily-named 'Intense Automotive Design'. As a showcase for his company, he's stripped a GTR XX down to just 861kg, and he claims to have squeezed 2500bhp out of the LS7 twin-turbo V8, which is frankly a little implausible. He's also claiming 0-60mph in 2.5s, 150mph in 6.7s, 250 in 17.5s and a top speed of 305mph. Theoretically, the car can apparently withstand 375mph, and they're lining up Michael Schumacher to be the test driver.
Now... either John Gocha is some sort of living legend, or he's a massive fibber. Time will tell, I guess.
Click here to read the specs and the press release.

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