2011 TranStar Racing Dagger GT Still Plans To Be World’s Fastest Car With 2000HP [w/VIDEO]
If ever there was a car with that exudes vaporware, it would be the TranStar Dagger GT. There’s just so much promise to deliver on this car that it’s hard to believe a word of it until the smoke has cleared and the records have been signed. And while the TranStar team includes an impressive list of industry heavy-hitters, it’s hard to think that an unheard-of is going to smash so many different world records with its debut model.
But that’s what TranStar plans to do. Its Dagger GT is a ridiculously juiced up machine that pulls 2,000 horses and 2,000 lb-ft out of a V8 engine delivered by Nelson Racing Engines. With curb weight coming in around 3,000 lbs., that’s a weight-to-power ratio of 1.5:1. And it doesn’t plan to waste a single horse; the company claims that when finished, the Dagger GT will destroy the current record for world’s fastest car with a top speed over 300 mph–314 mph to be exact. More of an acceleration man? TranStar’s got you covered there too: under 1.5 seconds to 60 mph. And for those that like the dynamics of a curvaceous track, TranStar thinks that its Dagger GT will also set a record on the famed Nordschleife track at the ‘Ring.
Kind of reminds you of that scrawny, loud-mouthed kid in elementary school, doesn’t it? You know, the one that bragged all day about how he was great at every sport. Then, weeks later, when you finally got him on the basketball court/baseball field/kickball court, it became immediately clear that he didn’t have an athletic bone in his body. That’s kind of what we’re expecting from the Dagger GT. It just promises too much with too little backing it up; it’s bound to fall and break its tailbone after completely missing an easy kickball roll.
But we won’t know for sure until the car launches, and TranStar crawled one step closer to that point in releasing some new renderings today. The company originally announced the Dagger GT over the summer and has been spending the past few months fine-tuning its design. Believing that other supercar manufacturers create derivative cars, TranStar borrows some inspiration from the one that it believes doesn’t–Lamborghini. Sharp angles reminiscent of the Reventon and Murcielago dominate the profile and back-end of the Dagger GT.
TranStar describes its design: “Our intent is to produce one of the attractive concept cars that did not get built. There is never unanimity of agreement on what constitutes an attractive car. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We hope and pray you will behold the Dagger as we do.”
TranStar Racing plans to launch the Dagger GT next year, with a first-year production of five models. The price tag will be around $450,000, rather cheap when you consider the price of other world-record-capable machines like the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (over $2 million). And that’s just one more reason that we’re skeptical about this one until we see it at one of the major auto shows next year. We hope you prove us wrong, TranStar.
Source: TranStar Racing | YouTube