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It all started with an article that appeared in Automobile Magazine, in which they tested the MT900 Photon, a street-legal track car. In the article, Mosler’s director of engineering J. Todd Wagner made a statement about a new model for 2012 called the Raptor. He said, “It’s going to blow your mind. It gets a massive injection of sex appeal. In fact, I designed the nose after the face of the most beautiful, exotic woman I’ve ever seen. The powerplant adds another level of exotic to the surface, featuring twin Garrett turbos as an integral part of the exterior design. With 100 more horses and weighing 500 pounds less [than the Photon], the Raptor is going to whip the Pagani Huayra. And with the turbos just inches from the atmosphere, it sounds like you’re driving a fighter jet.”
Since the article didn’t mention when this new car will be unveiled, we decided to call Mosler to find out more about this exciting new product. The truth turned out to be quite different.
Jill Wagner, a manager at Mosler Auto (who has no connection with J. Todd Wagner) told us that the article was done a long time ago, but is only coming to attention now. Todd Wagner is no longer working for the company, and the statements he made in that article are not true. Mosler is currently only producing the Photon model and no other model is currently in their pipeline.
So if you’ve been waiting for a new Mosler, you’ll have to wait longer still. For now, we are pretty sure you’ll be very content with the Photon, which is just about the most extreme road car you can get your hands on. We hope to one day do a full road-test to sample its magic for ourselves.
How do you secure your position as the coolest guy running U.S. Senate? If you’re Warren Mosler, you build and race a car like the 2012 Mosler MT900 Photon.
A current candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, Warren Mosler is president of Mosler, and we’re guessing that if he wins, his car will be the hottest one in the U.S. Senate parking lot.
Imagine driving the MT900 Photon into work everyday. You’d be able to sit at the cool table in the senate cafeteria, maybe you’d even push the geekier senators around if they got in your way. And if there was a senate prom, you know Mosler would be voted as the king.
We don’t know for sure, but we think it would be a great idea that part of his platform should be working with SEMA to help out auto enthusiasts around the country. Or better yet, perhaps a political promise should be to turn the highways into racetracks, with a pit crew standing by at every exit. Just an idea.