One-off

Lotec Mercedes C1000 Up for Auction

Bought for $3.5 million, this one-off 268 mph creation could be yours for a fraction of that price.

The Lotec Mercedes C1000 is a very special car; one that was born when a businessman from the UAE decided that he should own the world’s fastest street vehicle. A chat with Mercedes and $3.5 million later, the C1000 had been created in conjunction with Lotec. The “C” in the name stands for carbon fiber, used extensively on the body that houses a 5.6-liter twin-turbo V8 rated at – you guessed it – 1,000 horsepower.

All that Veyron-equaling grunt is sent to the rear wheels via a Hewland six-speed transmission and the result, thanks in part to having a curb weight of just 1,080 kg, is some mighty impressive performance numbers: 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 268 mph. The vertically-opening doors give way to a gaudy bright-red and black carbon-fiber interior befitting the nouveau riche, complete with bucket seats, three-point harness and adjustable controls. The Lotec C1000 is heading to the RKMCCA auction in Charlotte, North Carolina, held from October 31 to November 3, where it’s expected to fetch up to $1.3 million.

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