what happened to the topspeed?????????

Discussion in '2005 Mosler MT900 S' started by FireBird175, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. Re: what happened to the topspeed?????????

    It's still a matter of final gearing. Since the MotorTrend article "Speeding", the MT900S Photon has had the clear rear 'gurney' removed, and a wing added, which should have a lower drag penalty. But, its still running the smaller dia. tires (smaller than the MT900R that ran 190mph at Daytona), so I'm not sure how much the top end will change, but the downforce should improve, with a lower drag penalty. I believe its also getting a rear diffuser too.
     
  2. Re: what happened to the topspeed?????????

    yeah, 0-60 in 3.1 and 0-100 in like 7.3 and 74.7 mph in the slalom.
    The street legal MT900S 0-60 in 3.5 0-100 in 7.8 and slalom 71.9 mph.

    The Photon is the MT900 Photon not the MT900S.
    The MT900S is the street legal one the S stands for Street.
     
  3. Re: what happened to the topspeed?????????

    closer to 180 because of the gear ratios
     
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    It's like Gunman said, it's all the matter of gearing. In the motor trend issue of speeding it was geared for acceleration.

    But it will not be able to hit more than 180 mph because of the massive down force it has.
     
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    $160,000 for this......who would pay that much for it?
     
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    The photon is street legal as well. It is the MT900R that is designated for track use only.
     
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    It will be street legal soon anyway...final crash test should be this week.
     
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    i thought that the Mosler had one more crash test to pass in April?
     
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    Yeah, they are opting to do an additional side impact test now.
     
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    This car has an amazing acceleration, but the top speed blows. I don't get why they did that, this car had good potential to be one-of-a kind.
     
  11. Re: what happened to the topspeed?????????

    Quickness, and agility is far more useful, than top speed.

    How often do you drive at the top speed of your car? vs. how often do you take corners, and accelerate to a highway speed?

    190mph can be gotten quite easily too, the racecars have run 196mph, with just a bit more horsepower, but also additional weight.
     
  12. Re: what happened to the topspeed?????????

    An update for you...

    The MT900S Photon, the same yellow car that Motor Trend, and Car And Driver tested, was just tested by Autocar. The only changes made to the car, was the addition of a rear wing, and rear diffuser, and an O2 sensor was replaced.

    Autocar hit 178mph at the end of a mile, 20mph faster than MotorTrend. The O2 sensor is now suspected of being bad during the MT test, causing a loss in hp. Top speed wasn't tested as far as I know.
     
  13. Re: what happened to the topspeed?????????

    lol, howd u find this out?
     
  14. Re: what happened to the topspeed?????????

    Working for the company has its perks <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
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    thats gotta b really cool, workin for a car magg
     
  16. Re: what happened to the topspeed?????????

    Not the mag, the car manufacturer.
     
  17. Re: what happened to the topspeed?????????

    o wow, u work for Mosler? thats even cooler! where in the US is it located?
     
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    how the hell did u get a job workin 4 mosler?
    I think its really cool
     
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    Sent a resume. I had good timing, they were looking for someone with my qualifications too.
     
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    do u get alotta orders? are moslers popular? ive nvr seen 1 on the road
     
  22. Re: what happened to the topspeed?????????

    Most people that see the car like it, and we get alot of calls/emails wanting info (thats not my department, so I couldn't say how many). Right now we can't sell roadcars in the US, we still have some final certification to do on it, but I'm told that there are people ready to buy as soon as its legal to sell.
     
  23. Re: what happened to the topspeed?????????

    good, i like wat it stands for and i like these new American xotics, i hope u guys do very well and sell plenty. It should sell 2 die hard racin fans cuz its incredibly fast and good bang for the buck
     
  24. Re: what happened to the topspeed?????????

    Thanks!
     
  25. Re: what happened to the topspeed?????????

    no problemo <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     

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