Lotec C1000

1995 Lotec C1000

1995 Lotec C1000
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1995 lotec c1000

1,000-horsepower, carbon-fiber supercar from 1995

Bespoke supercars have become extremely popular among wealthy enthusiasts and celebrities in recent years, but the concept is far from new. Manufacturers have been building custom sports and supercars since the 1960s, long before Bugatti was revived and companies such as Pagani and Koenigsegg were founded in the 1990s. One such brand was Lotec, which started life a race car builder in 1960s, moved on to modify Porsches in the 1970s, and created aftermarket parts for Mercedes-Benz cars in the 1980s. In the 1990s, the German firm developed its very first road-going model. It was called the C1000 and only one was made for an oil tycoon in the United Arab Emirates.

The car was ordered in 1990 and completed five years later. It was equipped with a Mercedes-Benz engine that generated a whooping 1,000 horsepower. When it was shipped to its customer, it was one of the most powerful road-legal vehicles. It was also incredibly expensive, with Lotec charging the owner an amount that could have been used to buy four McLaren F1s in 1995. The C1000 also come with a wild design and some incredible specs, including a top speed that’s superior to the newer Bugatti Veyron.

The unique supercar has been easy to trace in recent years, changing owners twice in 2006. However, it appears that the C1000’s value plummeted dramatically, being traded for less than $500,000. In 2014 it was listed on eBay by RK Motors Charlotte after a thorough restoration.

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Lotec C1000 found for sale on eBay

Lotec C1000 found for sale on eBay

If you didn’ t think that you can choose for an old car but modern and powerful in the same time we present you the Lotec C1000. For those who don’ t know yet this is a mid-90’s model which was transformed into a four-wheels monster with the help of a 5.6- liter Mercedes V8. The power of the engine is increased with the help of two twin turbochargers, resulting in 1000 Hp and 723 lb-ft of torque.

Due to the use of carbon fiber the car only weights 2380lbs. All this comes together with a 5-speed manual transmission which can get from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds and 0-125 in 8.1 seconds. You wouldn’t think that all this is possible on car made in 1995 but you can be sure about this since the C1000 was aquired by a Arabian business baron of black gold for a price of $3.4M. It is said to be the fastest car in the world(268MPH) which means that Lotec is faster then even the great Bugatti Veyron.

What nobody is sure of is how did this beast arrive in North Carolina, shown up at a tiny dealership in Concorde. Is seems that two years ago the C1000 was auctioned at one of the Barrett- Jackson auction for $243,000 and only after a few months is was found on eBay with a selling price of $350,000 at the tiny dealership. It is heard that unfortunately this one-of –a-kind car is broken in several pieces now.

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1995 Lotec C1000

1995 Lotec C1000

1,000-horsepower, carbon-fiber supercar from 1995

Bespoke supercars have become extremely popular among wealthy enthusiasts and celebrities in recent years, but the concept is far from new. Manufacturers have been building custom sports and supercars since the 1960s, long before Bugatti was revived and companies such as Pagani and Koenigsegg were founded in the 1990s. One such brand was Lotec, which started life a race car builder in 1960s, moved on to modify Porsches in the 1970s, and created aftermarket parts for Mercedes-Benz cars in the 1980s. In the 1990s, the German firm developed its very first road-going model. It was called the C1000 and only one was made for an oil tycoon in the United Arab Emirates.

The car was ordered in 1990 and completed five years later. It was equipped with a Mercedes-Benz engine that generated a whooping 1,000 horsepower. When it was shipped to its customer, it was one of the most powerful road-legal vehicles. It was also incredibly expensive, with Lotec charging the owner an amount that could have been used to buy four McLaren F1s in 1995. The C1000 also come with a wild design and some incredible specs, including a top speed that’s superior to the newer Bugatti Veyron.

The unique supercar has been easy to trace in recent years, changing owners twice in 2006. However, it appears that the C1000’s value plummeted dramatically, being traded for less than $500,000. In 2014 it was listed on eBay by RK Motors Charlotte after a thorough restoration.

Keep reading to find out more about the 1995 Lotec C1000.

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