MOSLER MT900S IS FIRST PRODUCTION CAR AVAILABLE WITH CARBON FIBER WHEELS
Now Equipped With Exclusively Designed Dymag Carbon/Magnesium Wheels
RIVIERA BEACH, FL (May 2006) Mosler Automotive today announced that its Mosler MT 900S will be the first production car to be factory-equipped with high-performance carbon fiber wheels. The specialty, ultra-lightweight rims will be designed exclusively for the Mosler and manufactured by Dymag, a leading wheel manufacturer that has been producing carbon fiber wheels for motorcycles for more than four years.
The revolutionary 18 and 20-inch nine-spoke Dymag wheels sport a magnesium center hub with carbon fiber rims and have been specially designed to complement the silhouette of the MT 900S. The Mosler’s new carbon fiber front rims weigh 14 pounds, versus the 24 pounds for its current forged aluminum OZ wheels and the new Dymag carbon fiber rear rims weigh a mere 17.5 pounds each compared to 28.5 pounds each for the OZ aluminum versions. This translates into a total reduction in rotating unsprung weight (RUM) 42 pounds.
“The Dymag carbon/magnesium wheels have nearly half as much rotational inertia as forged aluminum wheels,” says company founder Warren Mosler. “And, of course, pursuant to our imperative for total performance, the large savings in unsprung weight improves handling and ride qualities as well as our already extreme acceleration, braking and cornering.”
The Mosler MT 900S is a 435-hp, LS6-powered, ultra-high performance two-seat, mid-engined road car, with aggressively styled bodywork and race car heritage. In third-party testing it officially set 9 performance records for acceleration, braking and handling, including an impressive 0-60mph time of 3.1 seconds. The supercar has successfully completed U.S. EPA Emission and crash testing, including DOT and California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification, and will be coming to American auto enthusiasts in the coming months.
The 50-state legal road models will be available exclusively through one of North America’s premier Corvette specialist dealers, “Corvette Mike” Vietro, (www.corvettemike.com