One-off Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000 for SaleJuly 16th, 2014
If you’re in the market for a truly one-of-a-kind supercar, look no further than this 1995 Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000. This car cost $3.4 million to build back in the 1990s when an oil tycoon from the United Arab Emirates asked the Mercedes-Benz tuning specialists at Lotec to develop and build him the ultimate sports car. It took them five years to complete the C1000, delivering it in 1995.
This incredible car was at the top of the supercar heap when it was completed, with a claimed output of 1,000 horsepower from the tuned 5.6-liter, twin-turbocharged Mercedes V8 powerplant attached to a bespoke carbon fiber monocoque chassis with an integrated safety cell and finished with carbon fiber body panels. The car’s mechanicals are finished with a Hewland 5-speed manual transmission mated to a three-disc dry clutch. Top speed is said to be 268 mph with a 0-to-60 time of just 3.2 seconds.
Inside, the car is finished in red and black leather with two bucket racing style seats equipped with 3-point harnesses. Surprisingly, the car isn’t all business, with air conditioning, adjustable pedals, an adjustable steering column, and even a luggage compartment. The car shows 2,576 kilometers (~1,600 miles) on the odometer, which we imagine were completed very quickly.
The car was previously up for auction on eBay earlier this year when it received bids of over $209,000 but didn’t sell. We imagine it will take a special sort of person to buy this car at the current asking price of $699,900 considering what other supercars you could purchase today for that amount. But, if you’re interested, check out the walkthrough and driving video of this one-of-a-kind car below.