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All-American supercar boasts a higher power-to-weight ratio than a Veyron, a Huayra or an Aventador. Shame only one was ever made.
Power-to-weight ratio. Arguably more than 0-60 times, top speed or Nurburgring
laps, it stands as the ultimate bragging right for any performance car. And the Mosler RaptorGTR - the same one that appeared in that weird music video
last year - lays claim to one of the highest in the business. Its turbocharged 7.0-liter V8 produces 838 horsepower which, when combined with its 2580-lb carbon-intensive lightweight construction, gives it a power-to-weight ratio of 649 hp/ton.
That's considerably higher than the more powerful but heavier Bugatti Veyron SuperSport (528 hp/ton), the Pagani Huayra (471 hp/ton), the Ferrari F12 (421 hp/ton) or the Lamborghini Aventador (403 hp/ton). Unfortunately, after years of victories in sportscar racing (where Mosler claims to have scored more podiums per race start than any other manufacturer) and roadgoing supercars that have trounced Ferraris and Lambos in various comparison tests, economic conditions forced Mosler to shut down after building just one RaptorGTR. And that one example is now up for sale.
The RaptorGTR is being sold for $700,000 to the first customer from China, Russia, the UAE, Saudi Arabia or the United States who puts the cash on the carbon-fiber hood. The rest of us will have to just enjoy it in video games, where it's rated by AutoClubRevolution with the highest VPR score of over 600. With a 0-60 time of 2.6 seconds, a top speed of 240 mph and, once again, the highest power-to-weight ratio of any street-legal car to date, that should come as no surprise.