Automobile of the Week – Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000

This car looks funny as hell, but it has got some serious power. The Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000 had to be featured on the Automobile of the Week section this time, and believe us, it is an amazing car. What makes it even more special is that only one of these cars were made. It is 20 years old, but still beats many supercars and sports cars when it comes to performance.

The car was manufactured in 1995 after a businessman from the United Arab Emirates contacted Mercedes-Benz to make him a car that could match his requirements. Merc had no idea what to do, and since they only specialized in making stock cars, the only hope was to turn on to a tuner.

Hence, they asked Lotec to help them with the project. The result – a 1000 bhp Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000. This car costs about $3.5 million and it is 10 years older than the Bugatti Veyron. This could also be called as the ‘World’s First Hypercar’.

The ‘C’ stands for carbon fiber, and the whole body of the car was mostly made of this. This was in 1995, and we are reminding you once again. The Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000 will literally put any other car to shame, even now, except for a very few ones. Sadly, many people do not know that this car even exists.

Under the hood of the Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000  is a Benz V8 engine, that can power the car to a whopping 267 mph effortlessly. Thanks to the carbon fiber body that is extremely light, this car is also quite easy to control at high speeds.

The notorious shape of the car actually makes it more aerodynamic to reach those speeds easily. Not to mention the fact that there are two Garrett Turbochargers that make the Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000 a monster. A 6-speed Hewland transmission sends this raw power into the rear differential of the car.

We do not know where the Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000 is at the moment, but it is one hell of a car!

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