January 21, 2011
The Dagger GT 1
The Dagger GT 2
The Dagger GT
With a name like Dagger GT, one expects this car to be more than a little special and with only five being made in 2011, carrying a $450,000 price tag and reaching record breaking speeds of 505km/h, one’s initial suspicions are most definitely proved correct.
TranStar Racing’s latest supercar is closely framed on drag racing technology, in which a normally steel chassis has been replaced by an aluminium one, which makes the car lighter and consequently faster. Although this car’s immense speed capacity is mainly due to it being powered by a 9.4-litre twin turbo, which produces either 2000bhp or 2500bhp.
Claiming to be the world’s first road car to break the 300mph barrier, TranStar, the company responsible for designing the car said:
“The TranStar vision is to satisfy the passion of zealous supercar enthusiasts by building the world’s first 300 mph supercar, the Dagger GT, using a routinely-built Tom Nelson 2000 horsepower racing engine and a unique, edgy, carbon fibre design for the body. Your customized Dagger should also defeat all the other supercars by wide margins in the 0-60 and quarter mile based on its horsepower-to-weight ration, which will also be a record for our class.”
Essentially the Dagger GT will be a drag car designed for the road, and TranStar warned:
“If you want to go 300 mph, you should, at a minimum, purchase all of the safety options available… There are some very good aerodynamic reasons the so-called supercars have not broken 300 mph. This is the danger zone and you must take precautions before attempting these speeds.”
Sales of the limited five editions will be available in the first half of 2011 and will cost a minimum of $450,000. Ten more editions are expected to be available in 2012.