Rotary Super Cars unveils the Raptor GT

Rotary Super Cars Raptor GT, 800, 06.10.2010
Rotary Super Cars Raptor GT, 800, 06.10.2010

German specialty marque builds its own super car with a 4-rotor rotary engine and two different turbo systems for variants of the Raptor GT

Specialty marque Rotary Supers Cars of Germany has created the RSC Raptor GT as a super car that's a little different from the rest.

Where to begin...well, first-off the car is made mostly of fiberglass and carbon fiber and features a technology called Variable Aerodynamic System which can adapt the aerodynamic properties of the car in order to create more downforce at high speeds.

That's the easy part to describe - now, the engine.

Under the hood is a specially built 4-rotor rotary engine by Rotary Super Cars using some parts from the Mazda 13B MSP.

The Raptor GT will be sold with different spec-variants called the GT S, RS, RSR and N-spec. Depending on which model, engine configurations vary and include a water-to-air inter-cooled turbo or a bi-turbo system. The engine is coupled to an 8-speed RSC R-Shift transmission with a hydraulic shift mechanism which makes gear changes in 25 to 35 milliseconds.

Output figures range from 500 PS (368 kW) for the 2.6 liter 4-rotor engine, to 800 PS (588 kW) for the turbo and a remarkable 1,200 PS (883 kW) for the twin-turbo configuration - all in a package that weighs 1100 kg.

The Raptor GT also features an active suspension system, a carbon-aluminum drive shaft and an electronically-controlled rear axle differential.

On the inside are two 7-inch display screens for telemetric data from the car, including vehicles settings for the various electronic systems as well as pressure and temperature indication. There's also the 5-inch tachometer with digital gear indicator and a shift light.

Besides the Raptor GT, Rotary Super Cars has hinted of a second project supercar called the VelociRaptor (no relation to Hennessey's VelociRaptor series).  Currently in the construction phase the 1100 kg (2425 lbs) vehicle is mid-engined with AWD, has an 8-speed sequential RSC R-SHIFT transmission, 90% carbon fiber, and pushes over 1.200 PS (883 kW / 1184 bhp).  They claim this car will set new benchmarks.

Rotary Super Cars Germany is a young company with the goal of offering symbiosis of high performance vehicles and active environment to create new benchmarks in the areas, power efficiency, value for money or the use of high-tech materials.

Since there is no vehicle that meets all these requirements, the construction of the RSC Raptor GT™ started in 2009.  Systems such as the VAS (variable aerodynamic system) were developed and brought to small series production. This vehicle meets all requirements or exceed them. With enthusiasm and passion of our team involved in the development and production of the Raptor GT™. We guarantee the best workmanship and highest individuality. The selective use of proven components increases the active/passive safety while reducing production costs, which ultimately benefits every buyer.

With the Raptor GT™, we give our customers the opportunity to experience the unique combination of high end components and environmental protection on the roads and racetracks of the world. The Raptor GT™ doesn't follow the standard in many areas, he goes a very unique way with his drive and approach design. Each vehicle is handmade and unique, which corresponds exactly to the needs and wishes of the owner.

The RSC Raptor ™ GT S, RS, RSR and N-Spec does not have a conventional drive system as used in most of today's super sports cars. He has a self-developed and heavily modified, based on parts of the Mazda 13B MSP, high-performance engine with four rotors (4-Rotor rotary engine) and, depending on the model, a water-to-air intercooled turbo or biturbo system. This engine is the heart of the RSC Raptor GT™ and gives him his very special temperament. The power output of a rotary engine uniformly grows with increasing rpm. The high-performance engine in the RSC Raptor GT™ has the redline set depending on the selected driving mode, up to 7,500 rpm or 9000 rpm. The fuel E85 is used, which is produced from rapeseed. By using this fuel to reduce the emissions by about 90% is feasible.

The sequential 8-speed  RSC R-SHIFT transmission in the RSC Raptor GT™ is controlled by a hydraulic shift system with shift times of 25-35 milliseconds. Furthermore, each RSC Raptor GT™ has a carbon-aluminum drive shaft, and an electronically controlled rear axle differential.

The powertrain is controlled by an engine management system, specifically developed from Bosch Engineering GmbH for the RSC Raptor GT™, including a complete electronic system consisting of ESP, ABS, EBD, VAS, R-TRAC (traction control), R-DIFF (electronic differential) and a Launch Control. The RSC Raptor GT™ RSR and N-Spec also has an active suspension. All electronic systems can be easily operated via the buttons on the steering wheel.

Depending on the model the body of the RSC Raptor GT™ is of 80% glass fiber or carbon fiber and differs in details in the form and aerodynamics. Furthermore a wide range of special equipment is available. Starting with the rims, complete body equipment packages up to the painting - the customer has no limits.

The RSC Raptor GT™ also has the RSC VAS™ (Variable Aerodynamic System), a system that changes the aerodynamics and the aerodynamic properties of the RSC Raptor GT™ to generate more downforce at high speeds. This system include SBS (Speed Brake System).

The RSC Raptor GT™ has two 7" full-graphic-Diyplays, where various telemetry data such as speed, mileage, temperatures, pressures, and the chosen vehicle settings and many other data, are available. These displays create exciting visual effects that show the high-tech genes of the RSC Raptor GT™. They are placed on the left and right of the large 5" tachometer with digital gear indicator and shift light. The driver is always looking at the relevant information and driving a RSC Raptor GT™ becomes a special experience.

The cockpit offers an unique combination of high-quality materials like carbon fiber, brushed aluminum and various types of leather. Many interior equipment packages are available. There also no limits for the customer.

Production levels of the RSC Raptor GT range from the base 500 hp 2.6L 4 rotor rotary to 800 hp turbo and 1.200 hp twin turbo variants. The cars are built in Germany. They are available in left- and right-hand drive configuration.

The second car which is currently in the construction phase. The main facts: Mid-engine, AWD, 8-speed sequential RSC R-SHIFT transmission, RSC VAS, 90% carbon fiber, over 1.200 hp and a weight under 1.100 kg.
This car will set new benchmarks...

Rotary Super Cars Germany
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vincent vincent
This actually IS a Ferrari 599XX, since it’s a CGI based over a 59XX picture taken from the KENNOL website! They have been involved in the 599XX development or tests I think, and in the gallery the EXACT same image is here, 4th picture under “RACE_02” I think. It’s just been mirrored and retouched but it's the picture: http://www.kennol.com/media/FERRARI_CHALLENGE_PHOTOS_2010.php They even kept the glowing brakes!!! Is that very professional?
Oct 6th, 2010 5:37pm
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another strange car
Oct 6th, 2010 8:33am
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Prince_Ash Prince_Ash
despite it being already established as a 599 look a light lol, i think the car peaks curiosity because of the 4 rotor engine.
Oct 6th, 2010 3:30am
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dmanero dmanero
This is just Photoshop image of a custom 599. No way will ferrari allow this to be produced and with a Mazda engine no less. Though the design does look pretty sick though maybe Ferrari should think about this.
Oct 6th, 2010 3:29am
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Shaktiman Shaktiman
gud luk..
Oct 6th, 2010 12:08am
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Joe_Limon Joe_Limon
lol I like how it's green cause it can run e85. :P
Oct 6th, 2010 12:02am
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Zonda Addict Zonda Addict
4 rotors?!?!?!?! WoooooW!!!
Oct 5th, 2010 9:59pm
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599FXX 599FXX
Sounds like a lot of impressive tech. srsly why copy body design? I wonder how reliable that forced little motor really is, and with numbers like that can you pull out of the supermarket parking lot (assuming it will be street legal) without being a heatbag?
Oct 5th, 2010 8:02pm
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Rotary engine better than Ferrai V12? Mmmmm they are good but not that good. They burn oil and are very very thirsty.Like the car though.although puzzled as to why they used a 599 body?
Oct 5th, 2010 7:55pm
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Have you noticed the gauges? If these guy are capable of manufacturing a 1200 PS rotary engine, why are they using a FERRARI replica as the shell? They should easily create a unique beast like the mighty VEYRON
Oct 5th, 2010 7:47pm
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xLumino xLumino
Oct 5th, 2010 6:31pm
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lefterov lefterov
it looks like 599, but the engine and the aerodinamics is way more better then the Ferrari, can wait to see the final version.
Oct 5th, 2010 6:28pm
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Its a 599 with a Mazda engine?!!
Oct 5th, 2010 6:18pm
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Rotaermel Rotaermel
Cheop looking 599 copy, so what?
Oct 5th, 2010 6:12pm
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Hardboy997 Hardboy997
But it bases on 599's design or they just copied it?
Oct 5th, 2010 6:10pm
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