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Mosler to Join Australian GT in 2009 with a Viper

December 16th, 2008
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Several new GT3 specification Mosler race cars will join the grid for the start of the 2009 Australian GT Championship at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide (March 19-22).

Following approval last week from the Australian Motor Racing Commission (AMRC), the Mosler MT900 GT3 has been added to the eligible vehicles list for the 2009 Australian GT Championship.

A leading GT team is currently in the UK and is testing one of the cars today (Monday December 15) with up to four vehicles likely to be brought into Australia for the first round on the Championship at the Adelaide street circuit.

The GT3 Mosler features a rear mounted LS7 Chevrolet V8 engine that produces 388 kilowatts (520bhp) and is mated to a six speed Hewland sequential gearbox.

The vehicle features a carbon composite monocoque with steel front and rear sub frames.  Bodywork is carbon Kevlar with front mounted water radiator and side mounted engine and transmission coolers.

In more exciting news, a second Dodge Viper GT3 is also bound for Australia for another long time supporter of the category. It will join the field along with the Viper raced by Ross Lilley/Greg Crick into second place at this month’s finale 2008 Australian GT round.

The ORECA built Viper features the legendary 8.2 litre V-10 engine developing 580 bhp at 5,500 rpm is fitted with a six speed gearbox.

The new vehicles join the ever expanding GT Category that in addition to Dodge Viper and Mosler, will feature Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, Lotus, BMW, and Chevrolet Corvette in 2009 taking the total marques represented to ten.

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