GWA Tuning has drafted a one-off prototype based on the Mercedes-Benz C111 called the Ciento Once.
The San Antonio, Texas-based tuner, owned by designer Arturo Alonso, decided to revive the 1970 C111 to create another gullwing Mercedes.
It never made it to production although Mercedes did follow with successor concepts.
Housed in a tubular space frame chassis, the power plant is a M120 Mercedes V12 engine with 408 HP, which can be admired trough a glass on the rear deck.
The robust engine is paired with a 6-speed Cima H type transaxle and a special tuned exhaust.
The Ciento Once will feature a slightly shorter wheelbase than the original (103 in) and maintain the weight around 1,400kg.
Assisted by the upgraded suspension with coil-overs, to adjust the ride and height, and the same braking set up as the S55 Mercedes Benz, this car will definitely be fun to drive.
The aluminum body will be hand made and include an electronically adjustable rear wing as well as a rear diffuser and front spoiler with a large air intake.
In the interior, it’s all a 70s’ party, as we get carbon fiber seats covered in plaid, instrumentation with a design borrowed from the W120R (including the radio and the a/c control unit), brushed aluminum pedals, dashboard accent and illuminated door sills.
The Ciento Once prototype is expected to become a one-off and will be finished in brilliant silver with black accents (the interior will get the same color theme).