2002 Mosler MT900 S Photon

Somewhere in between the Mosler MT900S street car, an the MT900R race car lies this one-of Photon. Since this car was prepared as a barely street-legal race car, it isn’t much different than the the same car which raced the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car series. For instance the Photon retains the Lexan windshield, the Hewland straight-cut sequential transaxle and tricky metallic clutch from the Race car.

Mosler built the Photon as a showcase of what can be possible on the road with their platform. Probably the car’s highest moment came when it won Motor Trend’s ‘Speeding’ shootout which can be read in the June 2003 issue.

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The Photon can be seen above at the 2002 Pebble Beach Weekend, when it made its debut, probably unknown to the organizers, at the 2002 Concorso Italiano.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
price $$ $209 000
engineLS6 V8
positionMid Longitudinal
displacement5670 cc / 346.0 in³
bore99.06 mm / 3.9 in
stroke91.9 mm / 3.62 in
power324.4 kw / 435 bhp @ 6000 rpm
bhp/weight453.6 bhp per tonne
torque542.33 nm / 400 ft lbs
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeCast Aluminum
front tires245/35ZR18 Hoosier R3503
rear tires305/30ZR18 Hoosier R3503
front brakesVented Discs
f brake sizex 330 mm / x 13 in
rear brakesVented Discs
r brake sizex 330 mm / x 13 in
front wheelsF 48.3 x 25.4 cm / 19.0 x 10.0 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 27.9 cm / 20.0 x 11.0 in
steeringUnassisted Rack & Pinion
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight973 kg / 2144 lbs
wheelbase2769 mm / 109.0 in
front track1727 mm / 66 in
rear track1646 mm / 64.8 in
length4801 mm / 189.0 in
width2007 mm / 79.0 in
height1092 mm / 43.0 in
transmissionHewland 6-Speed Sequenial
gear ratios:1
final drive3.10 or 2.66:1
top speed~265.5 kph / 165 mph
0 – 60 mph~3.1 seconds
0 – 100 mph~7.1 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~11.02 seconds