One-off 1,000HP Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000 Supercar Up for Auction

RK Motors Collector Car Auctions (RKMCCA) will offer a unique Lotec Mercedes-Benz supercar at the auction scheduled between October 31 and November 3 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The oneof-a-kind 1995 Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000 was commissioned by a businessman from the United Arab Emirates.

The man paid $3.5 million to have the world’s fastest street-legal car, so Lotec and Mercedes-Benz designed a vehicle according to his wishes. The C1000 features a 5.6-liter Mercedes-Benz V8 engine twin-turbocharged with Garrett turbos generating 1,000 hp.

The Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000 sprints from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.8 seconds and allegedly can reach a top speed of 268 mph (431 km/h). For the record, that’s 1 mph (1.6 km/h) faster than the Bugatti Veyron’s top speed. The engine is mated to a Hewland 6-speed transmission.

These figures are in part due to the car’s curb weight of only 2,381 pounds (1,080 kg), as the bodywork is made of carbon fiber. The interior is a combination of red leather and carbon fiber and features two bucket racing style seats with 3-point harnesses, air conditioning, adjustable pedals, adjustable steering column and even a luggage compartment. The odometer reads only 2,576 kilometers (1,600 miles).

The price for one of the rarest supercars in the world? Bidding starts at $1,000,000 (€726,000), with RKMCCA anticipating a sale price of up to $1,300,000 (€943,875).

The auction will also include the 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR roadster we’ve spotted on eBay earlier this year. The car is one of only six roadsters made and has 71 miles (115 km) on the clock. The auction starting price was not announced, but it’s safe to say bidding will start from around $2 million (€1.45 million) – the price advertised on eBay.

By Dan Mihalascu

PHOTO GALLERY

1995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-11995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-101995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-111995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-121995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-131995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-141995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-151995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-161995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-171995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-181995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-191995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-21995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-201995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-31995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-41995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-51995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-61995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-71995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-81995-Lotec-Mercedes-Benz-C1000-9

Smart’s Future In America To Be Decided By This Summer

Smart’s future has been secured thanks to a joint venture with Geely, but it will be forced to pull out of the US?.

SVE Builds A Modern, Canyon-Based GMC Syclone With 455 HP

The new Syclone is built by Speciality Vehicle Engineering and costs $39,995 on top of the donor car.

Jeep JT Scrambler Is Fully Functional, Brings Retro Style To Gladiator

The JT Scrambler Concept is based on the Gladiator Rubicon, to which it adds a number of Mopar parts.

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Looks Right At Home At The Green Hell

The second-gen Cayman GT4 will feature a 911 GT3-sourced naturally aspirated flat-six.

This BMW E61 5-Series Touring Has A V8 And A Six-Speed Manual

The N62 V8 of this BMW 5-Series Touring can be fettled to over 520 hp.

Hellcat-Powered Mazda MX-5 Miata Is A Tale Of Torque And Haze

Behold, the 707 hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8-powered MX-5 Miata tire devourer.

Nürburgring Nordschleife Next Stop For VW’s ID R Electric Racer

Volkswagen’s ID R electric racer has the mission of setting a new EV lap record and maybe more.

Dreaming Of A Brash 2020 Ford Escape Raptor

While Ford probably won’t be an Escape off-roader, it is working on a baby Bronco.

Driver Speeding Down Highway Shoulder Gets A Slice Of Police-Flavored Karma

The driver of this Hyundai Tucson didn’t save any time driving on the highway shoulder.

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO Arrives In USA, Priced From $261,274

First deliveries of the updated baby Lambo will start this summer.