One of the rarest Mercedes-Benz supercars on the planet is getting ready to go on sale this weekend at RK Motors Collector Car Auctions. The car is part of a collection of some of the most desirable cars on the planet, offering customers the opportunity to have the garage of their dreams.
The Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000 is often considered a legendary vehicle amongst car enthusiasts. It was specially created for a customer in the United Arab Emirates in 1990 who wanted to own the fastest car on the planet, paying some $3.5 million to make it a reality. After a great deal of meticulous planning and nearly 5 years of development, Mercedes gave him just that, creating a car that blows others off the road.
In order to give it power, engineers put in a twin-turbo 5.6-litre V8 engine into its carbon-fibre body, channeling the power to the rear wheels using a Hewland 5-speed transmission. The resulting effects produced a whopping 1,000bhp capable of reaching 60mph in a mere 2.8 seconds, 125mph in 8.1 seconds, and able to hit a maximum speed of 268mph, making it faster than the mighty Bugatti Veyron.
This attention to detail is carrier inside the car where the auction house says: “C1000 is all business. The supercar’s doors open vertically and reveal a bright red and black carbon fiber interior. Two bucket racing style seats are equipped with 3-point harnesses to protect the driver and passenger at break-neck speeds. Inside you will find air conditioning, adjustable pedals, adjustable steering column, and believe it or not a luggage compartment.”
With all these exquisite features, it is no surprise that the auction house is predicting a sale between $1 to $1.3 million. So if you’re in the neighborhood and have a a little money to blow, take a quick look at the auction, we’re sure that you won’t come back disappointed.