Dagger GT with 2000hp - 300 mph hypercar redefined

2011 TranStar Racing Dagger GT, 1600, 02.07.2010
2011 TranStar Racing Dagger GT, 1600, 02.07.2010

The Dagger GT has over-the-top ambitions of becoming the most sinister production car ever built. Only five will be manufactured in 2011 and all but two have been pre-sold. U.S. based TranStar Racing says its design is based on the Corvette Cheetah concept and vows to break every major record, from being the fastest on a straight line to being the quickest around the Nurburgring.

But what credentials does it bring to the fore? For starters, TranStar Racing lists a "who's who" of U.S. auto industry veterans.  From award winning engineers and race car builders to NASA aerodynamicists and the designer of the Saleen S7, the TranStar team reaches into almost every corner.

For hardware, TranStar proposes a 572 multifuel (petrol/methanol/hydrogen/ethanol) twin turbo racing unit from Nelson Racing Engines (builders of the 1800hp Mosler Red Devil) which is capable of spewing out a seemingly insurmountable 1,491 kW (2,000 bhp / 2,028 PS). Peak torque is said to be 2,710Nm (2,000 lb-ft) running through a TranStar/Mendeola 6-speed transmission.

Expected performance figures are equally astounding: 0-60 mph in 1.5 seconds, quarter mile in less than 6.7 seconds and a top speed of over 483 km/h (300mph). The outer body is made from carbon fibre, while a high-strength 4130 Chromoly Steel chassis forms the inner structure.

Three different models can be ordered: a hard-core racer, a street-legal sport version and a soft-riding luxurious GT-X that combines both speed and comfort.

Following the first five contract units, sales will begin during the first half of 2011 for 10 units to be delivered in 2012 and each car is priced at a minimum of US$450,000 (€360,000).

Check out the press release below for further details.

The 2000 horsepower, 300 mph Dagger GT by TranStar Racing, LLC

Join the rebellion!

It's time to smile and have fun again! "Extreme" is back! The 2000 hp, 300 mph Dagger GT's design objectives are to be the best-looking, fastest Supercar in the world. This Supercar is being specially designed, very deliberately and explicitly, to break all world records and to bring back the most popular class of race car: the unlimited class which has been regulated, restricted and compromised into extinction. Join the rebellion as we break every rule there is, and break every world record for production Supercars. We will not quit until we achieve these goals:

  • Top horsepower/torque: 2000 hp/2000 ft lbs (given)
  • Top Speed: 300 mph, plus
  • Quarter mile: 200 mph and < 6.7 seconds
  • 0 to 60 mph: < 1.5 seconds
  • Lap records at: Nurburgring and Virginia International Raceway.

Each Dagger GT will be carefully hand-made by exceptional, enthusiastic craftsmen. Each car will be custom-made to the owner's preferences and desires. You can order: one of three (3) hard-core racing models; a street-legal comfortable-riding sport model, or a soft-riding, luxurious GT-X model that looks and feels like a million-dollar car, but runs like a bat-out-of-hell. We plan to deliver 5 production Daggers in 2011. Each Dagger will be 49-state street-legal if desired by the buyer.

The base MSRP of the Dagger GT-S or "Sport" model is $450,000 plus custom work, if requested. Deliveries are scheduled beginning in the first half of 2011. Production is very limited to maintain exceptional, over-the-top quality and fine craftsmanship. We have 2 more sales to go before we close out our 2011 production allotment of five (5) units. After the first five units are under contract, we will begin negotiating purchase orders for 10 units to be delivered in 2012.

The Dagger GT is based on an exceptional mid-engine concept car, the Corvette Cheetah, created by the brilliant industrial designer, Ivan Luccion. Our consulting lead designer is Phil Frank, designer of the world record-setting Saleen S7 Supercar which recently won the 24 hours of LeMans. Each Dagger GT is custom-made from 100% proven, guaranteed, off-the-shelf racing components and hand-built to the highest standards by experienced, exceptional supercar craftsmen. The car features an over-the-top big block, 2000 hp aluminum, twin turbo 572 multifuel racing engine, routinely built by Nelson Racing Engines. The engine is also "streetable." A custom TranStar/Mendeola 6-speed transaxle geared to 308 mph is also featured. The transaxle is designed to withstand the 2000 foot-pounds of torque delivered by the engine. The Dagger GT also features a high-strength 4130 Chromoly Steel chassis. A space-age carbon fiber body will be fabricated by the aerospace industry.

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C6Z06SCCA4ever C6Z06SCCA4ever
Hmmm, It needs a roof. The lines are ok but you would never catch me driving it at it's limits without a lid on it! Kinda getting tired of the same look mid engine supercars like thr 458, Gallardos and many of the kit car types like G.TRs, SSC, Fac5 and on and on. Give me a front engine rear wheel drive/ AWD beast with a center console shifting 6 OR 7 speed manual with a real clutch and I'm good...which I already own and race here in California at SCCA events! 2010 Z06 Corvette in box stock classes. Have put my name down at my local dealer for a 2014 Corvette base model but should wait for the next version of the Z06 or ZR1. What I've heard about the base 14 Vette is that it's on par track wise with the C6 Z06 and will be slotted into the same classes I race in now with my C6 Z06.
Apr 27th, 2013 4:01am
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DavidCurcione DavidCurcione
1.note: The Second Supercar #2 is Daggget Gt #2 The Improved Supercar has higher top Speed of (350)Miles Per Hour too! Goiing to be built Soon true!!! The Engine is in the rear of Car unit too! The New Engine is jet Engine Unit is Replacing the Gasolean Engine too! True! Turbo Prop Engine only too! True!!! Four Door Sadan Dagget Gt Supercar Improved Supercar being Built true!! It haset Nuzzle in middle of Super Car at trunk Area only true!!
Jan 4th, 2013 10:06pm
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DavidCurcione DavidCurcione
1. The Dagget Gt :is second Fastest Supercar on Record too! Top Speed is (315)M.P.H too! First Supercar in history true!!
Jan 4th, 2013 9:57pm
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MikeAnders MikeAnders
Liquid cooled? ...liquid nitrogen cooled?
Dec 18th, 2012 6:17pm
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DavidCircione DavidCircione
!.The Dagget Gt Supercar Is extotic Supercar too! Is one of the Fastest Supercar on Market too! Top Speed is 315 Miles Per Hour too! Holds the The Record Of the top Tem Fastest Supercars is Street Legal or Salt Flats in Navada State too! Autobound in Germeny Speed way too! true!!! Is First Place of the Top Ten Fastest Supercars Top Speeds on Record too! Facts are There today true!!! Of top Ten Today is 09/11/2012 A.D Dated is as Offical in History tuue!!!
Sep 11th, 2012 10:41pm
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DavidCircione DavidCircione
1.The Second Car Being Built too! is the Bread New Supoercar No#2 Dagget Gt No#2 Car too! to be built too! No#2 Car Dagget Gt Number #2 Car Being Built soon too! The Top Perforance is Maxium Speed is 350 Miles per hour too! New record too!!
Jul 3rd, 2012 11:06pm
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VishnuNarayanan VishnuNarayanan
its my fav super car
Jan 5th, 2012 4:41pm
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zapper zapper
its stupid to make such a car with such torque... the gearbox would be dead after 100 km. Look at the bugatti veyron, the development of the car was so expensive they need to sell their car above a million euros. and here its a minimal of 360 thousand euros ? like... remember the veyron supersport? to put it up to 420+ km/h they needed to lighten it and put more then 200 hp. how can they tell they are gonna get it too 480 km/h ? biggest flop ever.... oh and if they want to run the nurburgring they might run out of fuel before arriving at the end xD
Jan 1st, 2011 1:29am
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LesIzzMoore LesIzzMoore
Until Transtar Racing posts some lap times on the Nurburgring and VIR they will never sell a car. Lap records for both http://fastestlaps.com/track2.html http://fastestlaps.com/track20.html Mosler and Radical are the current record holders. Their choice of tires and lack of AWD isn't practical either.
Dec 4th, 2010 5:39am
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uberzero uberzero
300 mph on a roadster? RWD with street tires? Windows Vista as software?
Jul 7th, 2010 2:47pm
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AllTheWay AllTheWay
Jul 5th, 2010 5:41pm
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ShinyG ShinyG
The name is a bit over the top, the LED fog lamps are a bit outdated and the black/chrome rims are a time traveler from 5 years ago, but apart from that, this looks AWESOME!
Jul 5th, 2010 4:57pm
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norther norther
isnt this the "new"..i mean latest Vector? that 80s small brand, supercar...
Jul 5th, 2010 12:32am
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azazeldon azazeldon
OMG!!V is this car for real? the design is amazing.. wow!!
Jul 4th, 2010 12:37pm
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not possible, good luck finding the fund and technology
Jul 4th, 2010 3:16am
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Joe_Limon Joe_Limon
it's very possible... there are companies that make 2000+hp crate motors for cars...
Jul 4th, 2010 7:09am
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dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
Obviously it is possible. The funding is there and the technology is definitely there. This is as possible as any other supercar. There's nothing ground-breaking here. It's really just a whole lot of horsepower.
Jul 4th, 2010 8:50pm
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Mikeado Mikeado
It's possible to have a 2000bhp car, yes. 300mph? Well, if it's very light and aerodynamic it could maybe possibly happen, but not for that price, I would've thought. 0-60 in 1.5 seconds and a sub-6.7s quarter mile? Only on paper. The tyres will never be able to put all that on the road properly. I really have low hopes for this car. No hope, actually.
Jul 4th, 2010 9:07pm
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charlemagne charlemagne
what's this supposed to be?
Jul 4th, 2010 2:23am
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sensei sensei
Yawn.....another fantasy that will get reported on WCF.com but will evaporate into the nothingness where it belongs.
Jul 3rd, 2010 10:20pm
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Mikeado Mikeado
"TranStar proposes a 572 multifuel (petrol/methanol/hydrogen/ethanol) twin turbo racing unit ... 0-60 mph in 1.5 seconds, quarter mile in less than 6.7 seconds and a top speed of over 300mph." And it has infinite-friction tyres! And it's got laser-guided cannons!! And it folds into your pocket! And revving it brings nearby women to orgasm! And there'll be an "Aero" version with VTOL!! Seriously (a laughable term to use when regarding this car), it's like a massively optimistic American has teamed up with some of the creative minds at TopGear. Or a 7-year-old. Sure, those numbers could be theoretically possible with 2000bhp (although they didn't mention the weight). IF, that is, you don't factor in the laws of physics and other aspects of Real Life. I tried not to be as cynical as I was with the Hennessey Venom, I really did, but this is pie-in-the-sky OTT. It makes the Venom seem as reasonable as the price of a new Kia. They might as well claim the "TranStar Dagger GT" transforms into a luxury condo and runs on the power of the human mind. "A hard-core racer, a street-legal sport version and a soft-riding luxurious GT-X that combines both speed and comfort." - So there'll be a spine-shattering "Ring record-breaker", a street dragster and a street dragster with padded seats and an iPod socket. Whooptydoo. Plus that messy design just makes it look like every other plastic American custom car. It's so daft I'm pretty sure I'm wasting my time just acting like it's a serious proposition. Once this article disappears off the front page, I'll never see this car again. I am sure of that.
Jul 3rd, 2010 10:13pm
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Mikeado Mikeado
[Press Release] "It's time to smile and have fun again!" - I do that already (hard to believe, I'm sure). I can do that on the right road in my 70PS Fiat Punto. A supercar bent on "Rebellion"? How about the upstart Koenigsegg and Pagani cars that opened the curtains at 5am and slapped Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini round the face with a wet fish? "We will not quit until we achieve these records" - In that case, by the time you've achieved them, cars will be outdated. That or other people will keep beating one of more of the records, causing you keep readjusting your goals and re-developing until you're flat broke and have to give 5 hopeless optimists their deposits back.
Jul 3rd, 2010 10:36pm
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Aesthetics Aesthetics
nice post, the best part is how promising it all starts with NASA, race car engineers and award winning engineers as well...then go on to claim scooby-doo performance figures...nelson racing engines as well..i mean, respect to them for building powerful engines but, their engine usually are more related to muscle cars and hot rods! drivebility is not in their interest! your typical american bs
Jul 4th, 2010 12:17pm
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fgb8387 fgb8387
i wont say its ugly, but is not a good looking car IMO
Jul 3rd, 2010 10:08pm
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benzboy benzboy
I think for the money, I would take a SLS Gullwing, and its sister the SLS Roadster when it comes out and pocket the change.
Jul 3rd, 2010 9:39pm
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HommeStar HommeStar
It's a ploy to rid the world of 10 wealthy folks. Can we say death trap? Even that is an understatement. I see a blend of Lamborghini Cala, Zonda and 458 Italia. Pretty decent looking design.. not wild about the figures. But I'm guessing that the street-legal and GT-X versions will provide less deadly stats. The super performance version is most likely destined only for Bonneville, Nurburgring. This Dagger also brings to mind The Oldsmobile Aerotech. I believe that the streamlined version (there was both a short and long version ) topped at around 280mph way back when!
Jul 3rd, 2010 9:23pm
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