Mercedes-Benz C111 dream car still dazzles after half a century

Fifty years ago Mercedes-Benz presented an iconic sports car that that was so ahead of its time that it still looks state-of-the-art.The gull-wing doors which open up and outwards are a throwback to the legendary 300 SL but everything else about this car was sensational. It had a revolutionary three-rotor Wankel motor and a streamlined design.The C111 was a test-bed for forward-thinking technology which laid the groundwork for the company’s worldwide success. Only 12 versions were made for the research programme, and sadly the car never made it into series production.According to one expert, R…

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