A unique 1995 Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000 is set to be auctioned through RKM Collector Car Auctions in Charlotte during a four day event. As with most extreme one-off automobiles, the Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000 started off in the mind of a rich United Arab Emirates business man.
The Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000 started off as a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz and German manufacturer Lotec. The design brief was simple, the customer wanted the fastest road-legal road car in the world! $3.5 Million dollars later and the two manufacturers came up wit the bespoke 1995 Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000.
As you would expect with a car of this value, the look is perfect. The name takes account of the carbon fiber body work and the 1000 horsepower engine. The engine is a 5.6 litre Mercedes-Benz V8 unit, similar to the engine used in the Sauber C8 and C9 racing cars. It has a set of twin Garrett turbos and a Hewland 6-speed transmission.
Performance hasn’t been officially verified, yet Lotec claimed figures of 0 to 100 km/h of 3.2 seconds at launch. The 0 to 200 km/h time is said to be 8.08 seconds with an alleged top speed of 431 km/h.
The interior features bright red and black carbon fiber. Two bucket racing style seats are fitted and equipped with 3-point harnesses. Mod cons include air conditioning, adjustable pedals, adjustable steering column, and believe it or not a luggage compartment.
Lotec as a company is currently lying dormant. Their last announcement was back in 2009 when we heard they were to update the C1000 successor, the Sirius. The Sirius had 1,200 hp with the same Mercedes-Benz V12 as the Pagani Zonda. The auction is set to run from 31 October to 03 November so if you want to bid for it, you don’t have long to make the necessary arrangements!
The list price is between $1,000,000 and $1,300,000 and it looks to have 2,576 miles on the clock!