The $180,000, mid-engined Mosler MT 900S supercar — a current competitor in British GT, Spanish GT and FIA GT championship races — has reportedly passed emissions and (yikes) crash testing, allowing it to be sold in the US later this year. Employing a composite monocoque body, created from a type of carbon-aluminum structural board, the 900S is powered by a 5.7-liter Corvette LS6 V8 that includes "subtle modifications" from the factory. [Update: click through for more specs].
[Update: More info from the Mosler Web site [Thanks, Brian]:
Power-to-Weight Ratio: 4.5:1
Projected EPA Fuel Economy: 19 mpg city / 28 mph hwy
Top Speed: 200+ mph
Road-test results from Car and Driver, which enjoyed tarmac time in an early prototype, which the company says was "hundreds of pounds" heavier and less powerful than current MT900 production models.
Zero-to-60 mph: 3.5 sec
Standing Quarter-Mile: 12 sec @ 118 mph
Braking 70 mph to Zero: 149 ft.
300-ft Skidpad: 1.02 g]
Mosler MT 900S Coming to America [press release, via Sports Car Market]
Street-Legal Racer: Leblanc Mirabeau [internal]