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Sunday, January 26, 2014

1990s Monster Car

Mercedes-Benz Lotec C1000 is a very special car which was born in 1994-1995 when a millionaire from the UAE decided that he must have the world's fastest road-legal car.. He contracted Mercedes-Benz which in turn also contacted Lotec for the body design.
Lotec Mercedes C1000. (Picture from: http://www.rapidcars.com/)
When C1000 began to be made, he paid over U.S. $1 million for design and engineering and actual constuction cost was over $1.2 million with total production cost was over $2.2 million.
Front view of Lotec Mercedes C1000. (Picture from: http://remarkablevehicles.com/)
The letter "C" stands for Carbon fiber, which is used in the body of this supercar, so make weighs only 1,080 kg and the number 1000 stands for 1000 horsepower. When the car doors opened then its interior looks with red bright leather shades, complete with bucket seats, three-point seatbelts and adjustable controls.
Right side view of Lotec Mercedes C1000. (Picture from: http://www.topcarrating.com/)
The only one supercar in the world which using a 5.6-liter V8 Mercedes-Benz engine and coupled with Garrett twin turbo chargers, so it can give off power to 1,000 hp. Then the monster engine power was sent to the rear wheels through a Hewland 6-speed transmission system and and 4 ram AP IMSA racing brakes.
The interior is pretty basic, with the LCD screen displaying most of the stats. (Picture from: http://www.topcarrating.com/)
C1000 has some performance figures are very impressive, such as it can be accelerate from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds and reach a top speed of up to 431 kph (268 mph).
Rear left side view of Lotec Mercedes C1000. (Picture from: http://www.topcarrating.com/)
The supercar has been auctioned at the RKMCCA auction in Charlotte, North Carolina, that held from October 31 to November 3, 2013, in which the car is expected to fetch up to U.S. $1.3 million.
Feels expensive? Not really. For supercar that made by Mercedes-Benz and Lotec was spend up to U.S. $2.2 million at that time. Moreover, this new car used so far only 4,145 km. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LOTEC | SUPERCARS.NET]
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