The TranStar plans to smash so many different world records with its debut model, the TranStar Dagger GT.
The Dagger GT is a ridiculously juiced up machine that pulls 2,000 horses and 2,000 lb-ft out of a V8 engine delivered by Nelson Racing Engines. A curb weight of around 3,000 lbs., that’s a weight-to-power ratio of 1.5:1.
The company claims that when finished, the Dagger GT will destroy the current record for world’s fastest car with a top speed over 300 mph, 314 mph to be exact. Under 1.5 seconds to 60 mph. For those that like the dynamics of a curvaceous track, TranStar thinks that its Dagger GT will also set a record on the famed Nordschleife track at the ‘Ring.
TranStar Racing plans to launch the Dagger GT in 2011, with a first-year production of five models. The price tag will be around £300,000, rather cheap when you consider the price of other world-record-capable machines like the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (£1,665,000). A lot of bold claims, and personally I am not convinced this will ever happen at this price and achieve these statistics, but I would love to be proved wrong.