Design Friday The 1969 MercedesBenz C111 Concept |

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Mercedes-Benz C111

Design Friday. The 1969 C111 Concept.

Lately the Friday posts have on a specific designer, and not necessarily a piece of design work. I am going to change it up a bit and talk something that is an amazing of design work, and lives in the of priceless and rare.

I have been a car guy. Not a gear but a car guy, as in I am all about the design and of the automobile and less about my hands dirty building a hot That doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate horse and the engineering that goes the vehicle. It simply means I am initially drawn to the styling and the of power comes when you it.

In 1969 Mercedes introduced the C111 gullwing. At the time it was to have a list price of if it made it into production. makes me wish I had my USB powered machine finished.) The C111 was a of experimental automobiles produced by in the late 1960s and early The company was experimenting with new technologies, including Wankel engines, turbo diesels, and gasoline engines, The basic platform was used as a testbed, but a number of these car were available for sale .


The car featured gullwing doors, body styling and luxurious trim and appointments. At the time the was a Mercedes super car that any of the Italian high-end sports on the market.

Mercedes-Benz C111

The first version of the C111 was in 1969. It featured a fiberglass that allowed the designers to long flowing lines helped to set the look of the car apart the competition. The C111 was powered by a three-rotor direct fuel Wankel engine, that a370 horse power, for 1969 was pretty impressive. a top speed of 180 mph, the C111 was a competitor with the  of Ferrari, and Lamborghini. The coupe’s skin, opened up new possibilities in the design of sports cars.

The C 111 never did appear in showrooms. the coupe was an extension of the development of the Light models from the 1950s, it was to serve as an experimental A study in design, aesthetics, and technology. Despite interest Geneva show-goers in the late the C111 II never made it to largely because of the engine. Wankel engine was not yet … to be handed over to customers in with company standards,” the car’s developer Dr. Hans in 2000.

As I look at the images and video of the I can immediately see how it influenced so many that followed it, and not just made by Mercedes. I am drawn to the lines, the low wide stance, and amazing orange and black job.

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