Never heard of the Lotec C1000?
That’s because you’re not an oil baron from the UAE.
This one of a kind supercar was commissioned by one back in 1995, and originally sold for about $3.4M (with an M). At the time, and even today, it was one of the fastest cars in the world, with a reported top speed of 268 MPH.
The rest of the specs are no less impressive, as this custom cruiser would get you to 60 in just 3.2 seconds, and 125 in just 8.1 if the mood was right.
Ho did it pull off such amazing feats of physics?
A 5.6-liter Mercedes V8 was force fed by twin turbochargers through a five speed manual, with the end result being 1000 HP and 723 lb-ft of torque in a car that weighed just 2380 lbs. thanks to the liberal use of carbon fiber.