1991 Lotec C1000

At their upcoming Scottsdale Auction, Barrett-Jackson will auction the only Lotec C1000 Supercar. Below is the except available from their catalogue:

“Originally conceived in 1994 with construction completed in 1995 by a United Arab Emirates Citizen who desired to own the fastest, individually owned car in the world! He contracted Mercedes which in turn also contacted Lotec for the body design.

The letter C stands for the carbon fiber (race car), and the number 1000 stands for 1000 horsepower.

Power plant powered by Mercedes and body design by Lotec. Power plant consists of 5.6 liter V-8 Mercedes engine, with Garrett twin turbo chargers. Runs on a mixture of unleaded gas, and aviation fuel. Hewkand 5 speed racing transmission and 4 ram AP IMSA racing brakes. Body consists of carbon fiber and Aerospace material frame. Design and engineering cost over $1,000,000 and actual construction cost was over 1,200,000 total production cost was over $2,200,000. 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds, 0-125 mph in 8.08 seconds, top speed 268 mph.”

Story by Barret Jackson

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
price $$575 000 USD
engineTwin Turbo Mercedes V8
displacement5547 cc / 338.5 in³
bore96.5 mm / 3.8 in
stroke94.8 mm / 3.73 in
compression8.5:1
power633.9 kw / 850.1 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output153.25 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
torque980 nm / 722.8 ft lbs @ 3800 rpm
driven wheelsMid Engine / RWD
front tires265/40R17
rear tires335/35R17
f brake sizemm / in
r brake sizemm / in
front wheelsF AP IMSA Vented Discs x Not Available cm / 17 x 11 in
curb weight1080 kg / 2381 lbs
length4300 mm / 169.3 in
width2000 mm / 78.7 in
height1150 mm / 45.3 in
transmissionHewland 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
top speed~374 kph / 232.4 mph
0 – 60 mph~3.2 seconds