Filmmaker Lucas buys first street-legal Mosler

American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter George Lucas has taken delivery of the first street-legal Mosler MT900S supercar. Developed in 2001 by Mosler Automotive, div. of Consulier Industries, a Riviera, Fla.

American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter George Lucas has taken delivery of the first street-legal Mosler MT900S supercar. Developed in 2001 by Mosler Automotive, div. of Consulier Industries, a Riviera, Fla.-based automaker helmed by financier and car buff Warren Mosler, the MT900S debuted last year after a protracted certification process involving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation, during which the car became popular on the racing circuit. The car is now street legal in all 50 states and Europe.

The 2,400-lb (1,089-kg) street version uses lightweight carbon fiber and Kevlar composites in its body panels, floor and door structures. It also features 18-inch and 20-inch wheels that comprise magnesium hubs joined to carbon fiber composite rims (the car is the first street vehicle equipped with carbon rims).

In third-party testing, the MT900S — powered by a 435-hp V8 — reportedly set nine performance records for acceleration (0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds), braking and handling.

Lucas ordered his car with an all-black interior and exterior, with seats custom-fitted to Lucas’s personal dimensions and an Alpine 12-disc CD changer/stereo with a lightweight carbon fiber subwoofer enclosure. Final sales price was a mere $203,000 (USD). Base retail price is $190,500.