U.S.-Based TranStar Working on 2,000-HP, 300 MPH SupercarBy Chris Weiss
It’s quite the day for supercar news. We have a bigger, badder Veyron; a possible smaller, cheaper Pagani and now some heavy promises from another potential player in the market. TranStar Racing promises that its Dagger GT supercar will soon outshine the Veyron Super Sport, offering a staggering 2,000 hp and 2,000 lb-ft. That’s nearly double what the impressive, 268-mph Super Sport brings to the table.
So why all that horsepower and torque? How about less than 1.5 seconds to 60 and a 308 mph top speed. That sounds like reason enough.
The Dagger GT, which derives all that power from a 9.4-liter V8, will hit production next year with three versions–a track version, a street-legal racing version and a luxury version. Despite the promise of breaking the 300 mph and the 1.5-second 0 ot 60 barriers, the Dagger GT will cost a fraction of the Bugatti Veyron and other competitors, coming in at around $450,000.
I’d be more excited about this car if it came from an established player rather than TranStar. The top speed and acceleration claims also make this one look like the shiftiest of vaporware. I’ll believe it when I see the video. [Autocar via LeftLaneNews]