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Monday, May 2, 2022

A less known German-made supercar named Lotec Sirius

~Less Known ONE~ Previously, we've discussed about one of the monstrous powered cars in the 1990s called Lotec C1000 is made by a German automaker, Lotec GmbH. As we all knew the mentioned German automotive company founded by Kurt Lotterschmid in the 1962.
The Lotec Sirius prototype is built in 2001 by Lotec owner Kurt Lotterschmid and took 3 years to complete. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
By 1969 the firm started producing race cars, and turn their attention in modifying specialized for Porsches in 1975. In addition, the German company is also known as an aftermarket manufacturer for Mercedes-Benz, especially performance parts and aerodynamic components.

It wasn't until 1990 that Lotec made its own car after an United Arab Emirates oil entrepreneur specifically commissioned the firm to build a sports car for him. It was known later as the first car made by those German firm named the Lotec C1000 which was completed and launched in 1995. This car deserves to be called a supercar because it has a power of up to 1,000 hp came out of a Mercedes-Benz V8 engine with a capacity of 5,600 cc.
Inside the Lotec Sirius is featured with standard racing grade bucket seat with 3-points harnessing and circular-styled instrument panel and velour carpet cover are major attractions. (Picture from: Pinterest)
Then only in 2004 Lotec began to make a mass-produced supercar  named Lotec Sirius. As quoted of PistonHeads, the Sirius takes the rounded, homogenous style that inspired the Porsche 928 of the late 1970s and translates it into a mid-engined 21st century supercar. No surprise then that it looks more like a concept car than a run-of-the-mill supercar.
The Lotec Sirius takes the rounded, homogenous style that inspired the Porsche 928 of the late 1970s and translates it into a mid-engined 21st century supercar. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
Similar to its predecessor, the Lotec Sirius also has an a low curb weight advantage of only 1,280 kg. It's no wonder, due to the supercar is built around a carbon-fiber tub with tubular steel front and rear subframes, off which the powertrain and suspension are hung. The body panels are reinforced carbon-fiber, and both front and rear clamshells are hinged to open forwards, while the doors featured with Lamborghini's scissors opened styles.
The Lotec Sirius (in pictured re-designed model of 2009) is powered by a Mercedes-Benz V12 engine with a capacity of 5,987 cc, this is the same engine used by the Pagani Zonda. (Picture from: GridOto)
As a hyper performance vehicle, the Sirius takes care of standard luxury features like air conditioning and power steering. While inside the car also featured with standard racing grade bucket seat with 3-points harnessing and circular-styled instrument panel and velour carpet cover are major attractions.
The Lotec Sirius re-designed model of 2009 has significant changes than its prototype, as you can see on the sides air intakes and the B pillars look more slooping. (Picture from: WheelsAge)
It was powered by a Mercedes-Benz V12 engine with a capacity of 5,987 cc, this is the same engine used by the Pagani Zonda. By using such an engine, it capable to spit out a maximum power of 1,000 hp under standard conditions, or 1,200 hp when re-tuned.
The Lotec Sirius (in pictured re-designed model of 2009) body panels are reinforced carbon-fiber, and the doors featured with Lamborghini's scissors opened styles. (Picture from: GridOto)
So with such a combination of massive power and low curb weight, Lotec claims the maximum speed of the Sirius reaches 400 kph. In 2009, the German company also had ever announced a re-designed version of the Sirius for 2009, that changes some of the body work but retains the same motor and transmission as the previously existed model.
The Lotec Sirius (in pictured re-designed model of 2009) body panels are reinforced carbon-fiber, and both front and rear clamshells are hinged to open forwards. (Picture from: BelowTheRadarLogo)
Although it is said that the Lotec Sirius supercar is mass-produced, with limited resources at hand, it would mean a maximum production of four cars a year. So at the time this Lotec's supercar is not exactly going to paint its rivals into a corner.
Until now it is unclear how many units have been officially made and sold. Regarding this, some say that only two Lotec Sirius units were ever produced from 2004 to the present. Does anyone here had heard other infos about this car? Feel free to share with us through the article's comment below.👌 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LOTEC | BORNRICH | WIKIPEDIA | WIKIWAND | SUPERCARS.NET | PISTONHEADS ]
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