The GT3 Mosler Is About To Break Cover
Martin Short's Mosler Europe personnel will be heading to Cologne on Tuesday of next week (November 7), to present the company's GT3 Mosler at the Professional Motorsport Expo 2007 exhibition at the end of the week.

We broke the story of the Mosler's approval for 2007 FIA GT3s here on September 13 - with Martin Short explaining then that “Stephane Ratel has confirmed that the Mosler GT3 will be able to race in the European GT3 Championship next year, as long as there are three cars in the first year, and six in the next."

Since mid-September, it has been full steam ahead at a new factory in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, and at Breckland Technologies in Dereham, Norfolk - and the first of the GT3 cars is almost finished.

This is how the GT3 car will be presented next week:

The GT3 version of the MT900 road car is priced at 200,000 Euros. With the equalisation formula in place, the Mosler should be on a par with the performance of the other GT3 cars. The example that raced in the Britcar 24 Hours in September was setting almost identical qualifying times to the FIA GT3s, when they raced at the same track in May.

Here is a sequence of images of the activity going on at Mosler Europe in St. Ives - with the specifications of the car at the foot of the page:

GT3 Technical Specifications
General

  • Mosler MT900S road car modified to FIA GT3 regulations (not road-legal)
  • Rear mounted longitudinal V8 engine with 6 speed rear transaxle and rear wheel drive
  • Car has standard Mosler MT900S components unless otherwise stated.

Engine

  • Standard LS7 V8 engine mapped for 98 octane unleaded fuel
  • LS7 dry sump system modified to Mosler GT3 application
  • MoTec engine management system
  • Motorsport throttle body
  • Motorsport engine wiring loom
  • Stainless steel 4-1 headers, exhaust manifolds with straight through rear exit exhausts and silencers
  • Race spec cooling system (frontmounted water radiator and side mounted engine and transmission oil coolers
  • Power output 388 kw (520 bhp) @ 5900 rpm
  • Torque output 684 Nm(505 lbf.ft) @ 4800 rpm
  • Max engine rpm 7200

Transmission

  • Hewland NLT transaxle 6 speed sequential with GT3 fixed ratios
  • Race spec triple plate clutch
  • Flat shift gear change system
  • Optional traction control

Chassis

  • Standard Mosler MT900S carbon composite monocoque with steel tube front and rear subframes
  • Integral bolted and bonded steel roll cage to FIA safety standards
  • ATL 100 litre fuel cell
  • AP racing pneumatic jack system

Brakes

  • AP 6-piston front calipers
  • AP 4-piston rear calipers
  • AP 378mm ventilated front disc
  • AP 355mm ventilated rear disc
  • Manually adjustable front / rear brake bias
  • Optional front and rear upright carbon brake ducts

Suspension

  • Dynamics DSSV dampers with 4-way bump and rebound adjustment
  • Rose jointed independent double wishbone front and rear
  • Machined billet aluminium uprights
  • Central wheel locking system
  • Front and rear adjustable anti-roll bars

Wheels

  • BBS 3 piece aluminium
  • Front 18” rim 12.5” wide
  • Rear 18” rim 13” wide

Tyres

  • Michelin GT3 specification
  • Front 30/65-R18
  • Rear 31/71-R18

Bodywork

  • Carbon kevlar® composite bodypanels
  • Poly-carbonate side windows
  • Carbon composite standard doors
  • Front splitter and diffuser
  • Front dive vanes
  • Adjustable composite rear wing
  • Composite rear diffuser

Interior

  • MoTec back lighted dash and data acquisition system
  • Data upgrades optional
  • Sparco race seat, adjustable position
  • 6-point race harness
  • Race steering wheel with quick release
  • Adjustable steering wheel position
  • Electric adjustable power steering
  • Tilton racing pedal box
  • Lifeline 6 point fire gas extinguisher system
  • Lightweight motorsport wiring harness
  • Optional driver air conditioning system

Dimensions

  • Length: 4900mm
  • Width: 1995mm
  • Wheelbase: 2769mm


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