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Mosler - 1 car per year

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Mosler MT900S Photon limited to one car per year

Exclusive can be an overused word in the automotive industry, but if anyone can claim the description, it's Mosler. The Florida-based supercar manufacturer recently announced that it will be limiting production of its MT900S Photon supercar to a single unit for 2012. Having that sort of exclusivity comes at a cost, though, and the customer that decides to pick up Mosler's 2012 allocation will have to shell out upwards of $479,000.

So what's so special about the Mosler MT900S Photon? For starters, it's one of the lightest supercars on the market, weighing in at just under 2,500 pounds thanks to a composite chassis and carbon fiber body panels. Motivation comes from a 7.0-liter V8 borrowed from Chevrolet tuned to deliver 535 horsepower, allowing the Mosler to reach 60 mph in less than three seconds and a top speed of over 200 mph.
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A special car for sure but at 1 unit per annum is there any real relevance?

I suspect that the super car market would have an appetite far in excess of the proposed production of 1 unit .

Small runs invariably lead to assembly discrepancies and the like.
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The employees and contractors that perform all this work for one car?

It's exclusive but maybe too exclusive if there is such a thing.
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They did it just so they can now say they have orders placed on their cars many years to come!
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damn, that's less than even lambo sells in the US.

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Had a look at it again that sure is a fine looking machine.
The bonnet "strakes" are interesting wonder what they do at high speed and how they smooth the airflow or apply downforce. Must read up on that.
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Peter- The Russians used strakes on their wings for years when they did not really understand the airflow over the wings of their aircraft. They add weight and drag, but are a pretty good band-aid for keeping the airflow constant until you really figure out what you are doing.

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At $479k the price is nowhere near high enough to have a viable business plan based the 1 car/year volume I wouldn't think.
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Had a look at it again that sure is a fine looking machine.
The bonnet "strakes" are interesting wonder what they do at high speed and how they smooth the airflow or apply downforce. Must read up on that.
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Peter- The Russians used strakes on their wings for years when they did not really understand the airflow over the wings of their aircraft. They add weight and drag, but are a pretty good band-aid for keeping the airflow constant until you really figure out what you are doing.
I think those strakes are for cooling, and/or removing under-body turbulence.

but Taz is the expert when it comes to aerodynamics
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At $479k the price is nowhere near high enough to have a viable business plan based the 1 car/year volume I wouldn't think.
I don't think Mosler is worried about the viability. He has very deep pockets.
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damn, that's less than even lambo sells in the US.

boxer, where are you on the list?
I already have one
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I don't think Mosler is worried about the viability. He has very deep pockets.
Someone once told me that the best way to make a small fortune is to take a big fortune and go racing and it sure sounds like that's Mosler's plan

Really nice car though....
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Someone once told me that the best way to make a small fortune is to take a big fortune and go racing and it sure sounds like that's Mosler's plan

Really nice car though....
Same thing with the airline industry.
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