Overview

With the beginning of the 5th generation of Gryphon Hoverworks crafts, engineers again turned to the racing world to develop the successor to the very fast, but very large GTR-7. Taking design concepts proven in the Veloce GTI model, Gryphon's engineers created the GTR-8, a craft which matches the GTR-7 in speed, but due to its lighter weight has greater manuverability and acceleration. The basic design was based on a much sleeker, more angular version of the GTR-7, with a single collector in the front and two flanking the engine. The engine is another custom design for the GTR series. Steering is controlled with a pair of thrust vectoring nozzles mounted on either side of the primary forward thrust nozzle. The forward collector, like on the GTR-7, is generated over an open duct, through which incoming air exits out the side vents in an upward direction, thus providing the downforce necessary to prevent uncontrolled lift in high-speed situations.

  • Weight: 1,727 lbs.
  • Top Speed: 329MPH
  • Fuel: HMFC-71
  • Fuel Capacity: 8 cells + collection system
  • Engine: GTR-Custom Mk. II
  • Balancing System: Thrust vectoring & downforce management
  • Price: Unavailable

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