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1,841 Pounds of Adrenaline

Stalker XL

By Jeff Bruss

Loosely, okay, very loosely based on a Lotus Seven, the Stalker XL is a street legal adrenaline machine. Powered by an LS3 V8 with a reported (but not dynoed) 480 hp, this featherweight contender is made for one thing — going fast. The LS3 is bolted up to a close-gear Tremec six-speed Magnum and a limited slip rear end. Beyond that, there's nothing to help you. No traction control. No stability control. No power steering. No anti-lock brakes.

Stalker claims 0-60 trips range from 2.4-4.0 seconds, depending on your power choice, and some cars are capable of sub 5-second trips to 100 mph. Since the LS engine is the bigger of its acceptable power plants, we can assume this car smells the 2-second range when hitting 60. Considering those acceleration numbers, it's important to note this car is equipped with 6-piston Wilwood front brakes and 4-piston rears with an adjustable front/rear bias control. Hard braking certainly results in a tremendous skid mark of Toyo R888 rubber, undeniable evidence of the course you took slowing down.

While creating both a competent racer and comfortable street machine can be a challenge, the Stalker does afford a few creature comforts in the cabin, such as dual cup holders and a 12-volt accessory port. I'd suggest lids and supplemental restraints for whatever is placed in the cup holders. Momo Supercup racing seats with inertia harnesses keep you comfortable, safe and secure. The seller states drivers in excess of 6 feet tall can be accommodated. Driver information is served up via an Intellitronix digital speedometer and simple LED bar graph of important levels and temperatures. A progressive light array indicates shift points at rpm levels in increments of 500.

If a crazy rush of adrenaline is on your bucket list, this Stalker is worth a look. New, factory-assembled examples from Stalker can push upwards of $50,000. So this lightly used example that hasn’t even seen 2,000 miles yet seems to be fairly priced at $40,500 or best offer. Find it here on Craigslist in Dallas, Texas with a very thorough description of specifications and features.

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