This new 2012 Mosler RaptorGTR #001 features an 838hp 7.0L forged V8 twinturbo powerplant accelerating only 2580lbs (1173kg). The ultralight street missile is built with carbon-fiber LeMans Prototype construction concepts to keep the weight radically lower than any car in the hyperexotic category, while remaining extremely safe. Like the Audi R18 that protected its driver through an intensive impact with a barrier during the 2011 LeMans race, the RaptorGTR features a central carbon-fiber safety cell surrounded by consumable elements to absorb impact energy.
The magic of the $700,000 RaptorGTR lies in the extensive use of carbon-fiber, which is pound-for-pound five times stronger than steel. The result of this construction concept combined with a fuel conscious twin-turbocharged 7.0L powerplant is a power-to-weight ratio that is 36% higher than the Bugatti Veyron. Power-to-weight is the primary variable to determine the 'rush' of acceleration. Low weight also reduces braking distances because there is simply less kinetic energy to be converted into heat during deceleration. 60mph to 0 occurs in only 95 feet. Low weight and low center of gravity improves cornering grip because tire grip tapers off as weight is added. The RaptorGTR achieves 1.4g’s on 275/40R18 front and 315/35R20 rear tires. The mid-engine missile features Nitto NT05R drag radials to maintain traction under this level of power. Low weight, high power, and strong traction yield a 2.3second run to blast 60mph.
The carbon structure is visible inside the cabin, and an integral part of the visual experience of the car.
The visible turbos concept was inspired by the F-22 Raptor fighter, and by virtue of being directly exposed to the atmosphere generate a truly unique fighter jet soundtrack for the pilot. The sound of the Garrett GTX turbos has been captured as an instrument in Abby Cubey's Feel my Fire song and music video. Abby sings in seven languages: English, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Russian, French, and Tagalog. The universal language of music combined with such a large array of languages is an ideal vehicle to launch a new world-class vehicle. Abby is initially releasing the song in English, with a Chinese version being released December 1, 2011. China is predicted to be the largest market for the RaptorGTR.
While developing the 838hp RaptorGTR powerplant, we experimented with ProOne superlubricant. Dyno testing showed a 25hp increase and 8deg decrease in steady-state engine temperature. See Pro-One.com.
We gave Speed Channel the first and only crack at a road test of the new rocket prior to the global launch. They decided to run the car in the Mojave desert on a 110oF day during a heat wave at high noon on fresh jet-black asphalt for their season finale of The Car Show with Adam Carolla. Apart from cooking our toes through our shoes on the blacktop, it was a very entertaining test. For the full review, check out: The Car Show.
After completing a performance driving school with the RaptorGTR, for an additional $70,000 the vehicle can be upgraded by SEI with a 1212hp CubeyGTR package. In addition to the immense power upgrade, this limited edition vehicle features a front facia designed after Abby’s exotic eyes. Of course additional cooling is required to absorb the immense heat that 1212hp emits, thus there is and additional radiator installed in the driver’s side pod and the intercooler receives additional air flow via ducts integrated into the rear hatch. This upgrade package will be limited to 12 cars.
If you have a calculator handy, you'll find that the CubeyGTR's power-to-weight ratio is fully DOUBLE that of the standard Bugatti Veyron and 73% higher than the top-spec Bugatti Veyron SuperSport.
For the holiday season, Abby will donate 15% of the revenue from Feel My Fire will go to the holiday charity: Toys For Tots. Also, SEI will donate 15% of the purchase price of this first RaptorGTR to Toys For Tots.
Contact J. Todd Wagner at 203.668.3904 or CubeyGTR@gmail.com for inquiries about purchasing 2012 Mosler RaptorGTR #001, standard RaptorGTRs, and one of the 12 CubeyGTR exotics.