IAD Mosler MT900 GTR XX Twin Turbo Land Shark, The Fastest Ever?
There are claims and then there are facts. Sometimes the lines are blurred. Such is the case with Intense Automotive Design‘s new project, “The Land Shark“, based on the already awesome Mosler MT900 GT XX. IAD has stated that their reworked version sheds 551 pounds, produces 2,500 hp with a top speed of 305 mph and a has a redline of 10,000 rpm. Mosler Automotive uses the Corvette’s LS7 engine with a pair of turbochargers. And this is where things get dicey. GM Performance Parts has an LSX engine that has theoretical horsepower thresholds matching those suggested by IAD, but not using the LS7. It will be interesting to see the real extent of the engine modifications which must be substantive.
The stardard 2009 Mosler MT900 GTR XX does 0 to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds and IAD’s iteration claims a 2.5 second time. In addition, IAD also claims a 0 to 150 mph time of 6.7 seconds, reaching 250 mph in just over 17.5 seconds. And, there is another suspicious declaration… Allegedly, the IAD Land Shark can perform the 0-100-0 task in 8.7 seconds. The car actually has a theoretical top speed of 375 mph using racing fuel. In the standard setup it runs four types of fuel – petrol, methanol, hydrogen and ethanol – making it officially a “hybrid” car.
Intense Automotive Design’s Mosler MT900 GTR XX incorporates new aerodynamic modifications such as updated dive planes, a revised front splitter, air intakes and outlets installed on the sides and roof and an air duct channel added along the belly pan. The car rides on front wheels measuring 11.5×19 inches and massive rear wheels at 14×20 inches.
Look for this IAD’s modified Mosler MT900 GTR to be at the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week, which kicks off August 8th, in an attempt to get into the Guiness Book of World Records. And shortly thereafter, if the car isn’t somewhere in the stratosphere, it will make an appearance at Nurburgring.
Source: Intense Automotive Design