Warren Mosler has been at the fore front of automotive production technology ever since he launched the curiously proportioned Consulier GTP in 1985 a car that lays claim to being the worlds first carbon fiber and Kevler bodied vehicle to go into production.
After around 100 Consuliers had been produced Consulier Industries founded by Mosler spun off it’s automotive division and renamed it Mosler Automotive who produced a further Consulier GTP based vehicles up until 2000 when Mosler Automotive turned it’s attentions to the Mosler MT 900 wwich was designed by Rod Trenne who counts work on the Corvette C5 among his credits.
Like the Consulier and low volume Mosler Intruder and Raptor models that followed, the MT900 has a Kevlar body covering a carbon fiber skinned aluminium honeycombe composite monocoque made with bonded laser cut panels.
It is thought that only the prototype MT900 road car was ever produced, in 2001, however it is estimated that 11 MT900R versions were produced for GT2 racing with further GT3 versions like the Strata 21 team car seen here at Castle Combe. The only problem is that GT3 requires a certain number of cars to be built to qualify as a production racing car and this number has never been met, so that the car only races with special dispensation in GT3 spec in the UK, Belgium, Spain and Australia.
The MT900 GT3 is fitted with a dry sumped all alluminium Corvette LS7 motor with titanium valves and connecting rods tuned to give around 520 hp for events lasting between 2 and 24 hours, though 580 hp is available for short periods at higher less enduring rpm.
Despite only running with special dispensation of the 52 events the MT900 GT3 version is known to have participated in it had scored 13 wins and 2 class victories between 2007 and 2011.
Dave Sheard and Steve Scott are responsible for preparing the Strata 21 Mosler MT900 GT 3 for the Britcar Championship with owner Paul White sharing the driving with hired hand Calum Lockie.
After an unspecified mishap during qualifying at Castle Combe Calum Lockie started the 2 hour Britcar race from the back of the grid and with Paul White taking over for the second half of the race the #6 came in 4th overall.
By the seasons end White and Lockie were crowned Britcar Class 1 Champions having beaten Spanish rivals Javier Morcillo and Manuel Cintrano in the older Azteca Motorsport MT900 GT3.
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