DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 13, 2000) - A new Corvette-powered race car will be joining the field for the 2001 Grand American Road Racing season when car builder Warren Mosler and racing legend Tommy Morrison bring the MT900R to the World Center...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 13, 2000) - A new Corvette-powered race car will be joining the field for the 2001 Grand American Road Racing season when car builder Warren Mosler and racing legend Tommy Morrison bring the MT900R to the World Center of Racing for the Rolex 24 at Daytona next year. The Rolex 24 at Daytona is America's premier road race event and has run at Daytona International Speedway since 1962.
The MT900R is a racing version of an advanced composite, lightweight, mid-engine sports coupe developed by Mosler and designer Rod Trenne that was created entirely in cyberspace using computer math data to tool the machining for the car's production. The project began in 1996 when Trenne approached Mosler with the concept. A running prototype is being displayed at the South Florida Auto Show at Miami-Homestead Speedway through October 16.
Scheduled to sell for $119,000, at least 10 of the race cars will be built for sale or lease to race teams next year.
Grand-Am officials have stated that the MT900R will be approved for the GT racing class for cars with engines up to 6 liters in displacement.
"The MT900 is an excellent example of the type of cars featured in Grand-Am's GT class," noted Grand American President Roger Edmondson. "Cars like the MT900 provide an affordable option to racers and race teams and help bring new competitors to the sport. We look forward to the car's debut."
Grand-American Road Racing is a national championship racing series that began at this year's Rolex 24 at Daytona and included a ten-race schedule at tracks throughout North America.