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Mercedes C 111, the futuristic prototype that caused a sensation and touched 400 km/h

Mercedes C 111, equipped with a rotary engine wankel never went into production. But it soon rose as an icon, providing ideas for the subsequent proposals of the Stuttgart house.

The futuristic Mercedes C 111 was greeted with amazement by the world public. Its creators? Bruno Sacco and Joseph Gallitzendörfe.

His debut in society took place at the Frankfurt International Motor Show 1969, where it was able to excite the public and the insiders.

The Mercedes C 111 did not have a commercial outlet, retaining its nature as an experimental vehicle. A total of twelve units were built, in the two versions unveiled in 1969 and 1970.

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A really strange Mercedes
Mercedes C 111, equipped with a rotary wankel engine, never went into production. But it soon rose as an icon, providing ideas for the subsequent proposals of the Stuttgart house.
photo Mercedes
Futuristic and experimental
The futuristic Mercedes C 111 was greeted with amazement by the world public. Its creators? Bruno Sacco and Joseph Gallitzendörfe. His debut in society took place at the Frankfurt International Motor Show 1969, where he was able to excite the public and professionals. 
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A short story but not too much
The Mercedes C 111 did not have a commercial outlet, retaining its nature as an experimental vehicle. A total of twelve units were built, in the two versions unveiled in 1969 and 1970. 
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The second version
In 1970 came an evolutionary step, with a four-rotor engine and displacement increased to 2400 cm³, for a maximum power of 350 horsepower, which translated into a top speed of 290 km / h.
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The latest powerful version
In 1976 this creature Mercedes had a second career, combining with a 230 horsepower diesel engine. In his unusual capacity he set 9 speed records for diesel-powered cars, one of which was the peak of 322 km/h reached in Nardò in 1978. Then came a 500 horsepower V8 engine that allowed the car to touch 403.78 km/h. 
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