2010 TransStar Dagger GT
This is the Dagger GT, a new US hypercar that its maker claims is capable of more than 300mph.
The Dagger GT is the work TransStar Racing, whose employees consists of former NASA aerodynamicists and the designer of the Saleen S7 Le Mans racer.
Powering the Dagger GT is a twin-turbo aluminium multi-fuel racing engine of an unspecified size.
TransStar hasn’t released official power and performance figures, but it claims it “will not quit” until it tunes the engine to produce 2000bhp and 2000lb ft of torque.
It wants the Dagger GT to be able to get from 0-60mph in less than 1.5 sec and go on to reach a top speed of more than 300mph.
The firm also wants the car to claim the lap records at both the Nurburgring and the Virginia International Raceway.
The Dagger GT uses a high-strength steel chassis and carbonfibre bodywork. Customers can order it in three specifications: hardcore racer, a street-legal sport version or a softer-riding GT-X model that has a more luxurious interior.
TransStar will build five units for the 2011 model year and claims to have already sold two. A further 10 units will follow in 2012.
The Dagger GT costs from $450,000 (£300,000).
Story by www.dagger-gt.com
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