Good god...... amazing

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  1. andy_cyp

    andy_cyp Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Ever since Henry Ford invented the assembly line and ushered in the era of mass production, exclusivity has become an increasingly exclusive commodity. A citizen of the United Arab Emirates beat the system by commissioning a car joint developed by Mercedes and Lotec called the C 100.

    It features a lightweight carbon fiber body, twin-turbo 5.6L V8 producing a prodigious 1,000 horsepower, Hewkand 5-speed racing tranny and 4 Ram AP IMSA racing brakes. Performance figures are impressive with a run to 60 mph taking 3.2 seconds, 125 mph comes in 8.08 seconds and its top speed is 268 mph.
     

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    Sorry if this is a re-post but its performance figures are gob smacking for 1995
     

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    The Lotec was a great little car and actually managed to look pretty, which wass rare considering the ingredients and contemporaries of the period!

    Is the text quoted from a USA source?
    If it were anywhere else it would have mentioned that Mercedes were actually there from the start of the automobile industry, not sure that Ford needed a mention there except to make the Yanks feel proud ;) .
     
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    Copied and pasted from a yankie site, hence the Henry Ford ....

    To be honsest, if i saw that thing in my rear view i would most likely S..t myself.

    P.S its up for sale too apparently at auction, 250k usd is starting bid plus auctioneers fee at approx 100k, No bidders/interest so far.
    Whip around chaps ??? would make an amazing entry at jays next gtg.
     
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    How short would you have to be to fit in it! Looks way cool though :D
     
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    Does this use the engine I really hope it uses?

    The M117?

    Dave!
     
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    Well, it's probably best we bring up Henry's (stolen and adapted) production line rather than many of his other traits.

    Nice-looking car. Historical perspectives can be good.
     
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    It does indeed use the same engine as is sat on my turnover stand :devil:

    Exactly the same bore and stroke, minimal boost required for 850hp and I now have a compression ratio to work with.

    Have emailed them and you never know they may sell me a pair of cams and tell me what turbos they used :D

    If so andy-cyp, you have done me a great service today!

    Dave!
     
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    I'd love to see that lined up vs a veryon.
     
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    I know you are joking - but just in case anyone takes your comment seriously...........Its a squished photo. Look at the wheels - they SHOULD be round.

    Copy the image to a photo program and stretch the image until the wheels ARE round. You will then see it in its correct perspective.

    Does this look better ? ? ? ..........
     
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    Ahh, yes I see what you've done there :)
     

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    Quality....................thats been done very well...............

    What program did you use to do that?
     
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    Yeah I had to do the stupid reflections on the floor as well. Double the work!
     
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    I want one of the dinky ones !!

    It's like a Smart car with a warp core !! :rock:
     
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    Like all my graphics work it's done by hand in PSP7.
     
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    One talented janitor!! :D
     
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    It's got a few shades of the Ford GT90 has it not?
     
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    Andy, I owe you a beer or ten!

    I pick up the spare engine for that car in 2.5 weeks.

    Dave!
     
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    I seem to remember you had a pic of your Whale all squished up didn't you? :D
     
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