2012 Dagger GT-D Outlaw with 2700hp by TranStar Racing

TranStar Racing, creator of the outrageous Dagger GT, has announced plans for a fresh new model for 2012. It’s called the Dagger GT-D and power is claimed to be not just 2000hp (1492kW), like the ‘normal’ Dagger GT, but 2700hp (2014kW). The Dagger GT-D (D for Dragster) will not be street legal – with acceleration from 0-100km/h projected to take less than one second, we can see why it won’t be road legal.

It’s sounds pretty far-fetched, but TranStar Racing is keen on the building the Dagger GT-D. It will use a Pro Mod Pro Stock Dragster rear end and a Mendeola transaxle to help get the car launching off the line and on to a quarter mile speed of 205mph (330km/h).

As for the 2700hp, that will come from an aluminium twin-turbo engine. Other features will include Goodyear Pro Stock Slicks, or DOT ET Drag tires, hydraulically operated double parachutes, a large rear drag wing, and a NHRA rollcage.

TranStar Racing hasn’t mentioned any expected quarter-mile times for the new Dagger GT-D, but according to one of the comany’s other project cars, the Dagger GT-LS (Land Speed) car, which also has a 2700hp engine, top speed could nudge the 500km/h mark.

It all sounds a bit ridiculous but TranStar Racing is aiming to take the Dagger GT-LS to Bonneville to have a crack at a new land speed record. Like the base model Dagger GT, the new Dagger GT-D is expected to be built upon a carbon fibre frame wrapped in carbon fibre panels.

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We look forward to providing any video footage or updates on the the Dagger GT-D as soon as we can.

Powetrain aside, the body of the Dagger GT does look quite stunning. Wouldn’t you say?

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.