The Mosler Land Shark, correctly called the Mosler MT900 GTR XX Twin Turbo Land Shark, is a Mosler MT900-based, custom-built hypercar.
The Mosler MT900 GTR XX Twin Turbo Land Shark made its official debut at the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week.
The Mosler Land Shark weighs only 1898 lb (861 kg) and is powered by a 6.2L (381 cu in) engine V8 that delivers 2500 hp (1864 kW) and a torque output estimated at 1844 ft·lb (2500 N·m). The V8, sourced from Chevrolet, is equipped with twin turbochargers. The resulting power-to-weight ratios are 2,903 hp per tonne and 1.32 lb/0.60 kg per hp.
The Land Shark can sprint from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in just 2.5 seconds and hits the 150 mph (241 km/h) mark just 4.2 seconds later. In the end, thanks to a 90 lb (41 kg) Trentek chassis, the extensive engine tuning, and body modifications, the car has an actual top speed of over 305 mph (491 km/h). However, this is reduced to 260 mph (419 km/h) in Asphalt 8: Airborne to make the car more balanced.
The Mosler Land Shark's engine contains twin carbon fiber fuel cells for gas and methane, making it a multi-fuel engine and, consequently, making the car a "hybrid" hypercar in the sense that it can be driven in California's carpool lanes that normally accommodate other hybrid cars.
The Mosler Land Shark was added in the Championship Update as a high-end Class S car with the following rank statistics:
- Starting rank: 1644
- MAX rank: 1737 (+93)
- MAX+PRO rank: 1800 (+63)
- Tuning Kit bonus: +23
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 156
- Upgrade rank percentages: 10/40/10/40
- Speed Modifier: 95.75%
- Nitro Efficiency: 5/10/15
The Land Shark has an excellent nitro duration of 5/10/15, very good handling, drifting and acceleration. It has a speed modification of 95.75% (lower than the Arash AF10, TRION NEMESIS, McLaren 720S, and Porsche Carrera GT), and at MAX PRO with Elite Tuning of 0-8-0-8 (Final rank is 1808) and Tuning Kit active, its top speed is 497.4 km/h (308.9 mph).
Overall, the Mosler Land Shark is an upgraded version of the Mosler Super GT, with higher rank and same speed modification. Its only downfall is its total speed, which is not enough to compete with cars like the Aston Martin Vulcan, Apollo Intensa Emozione, 2018 McLaren X2, Arrinera Hussarya GT, or even the Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package and Ferrari 488 Pista.
This is the official review of the Mosler Land Shark on the Asphalt YouTube channel, made by Elite_HectorX and published on December 26, 2016:
Time to reach end of Tokyo straight: 7.161s
Perfect nitro duration: 10.692s
Triple nitro duration: 6.831s
French Guiana lap time: 55.110s
Final verdict: "Mosler Land Shark can achieve 55.110 seconds in French Guiana. It is just 0.1 seconds slower than the TRION NEMESIS, whose acceleration is still the best in the game. But Land Shark has a slightly higher top speed and especially a better nitro duration. As result this car is one of the best S Class cars in the game. Besides that, it is easier to make PRO than the TRION, since Mosler only requires 28 forced induction V8 cards."
The Mosler Land Shark can be seen as a cheaper alternative to the TRION NEMESIS. While the NEMESIS is slightly superior over the Land Shark on most tracks, the Land Shark still is more cost-effective, being cheaper to purchase and upgrade, but is burdened by its restrictive usability.
Tune-ups cost 3,500 and take 2h 30 min to finish. The Sixth Anniversary Update removed the car's Elite status.
As of the 2019 Spring Update, upgrades cost 3,591,000 while Pro Kits require 1,196,800, 32 Class S Parts each, 64 Forced-Induction V8 Engines, 60 Mid-Techs, and 40 Advanced Techs.
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