Mercedes-Benz Ciento Once GWA Tuning

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.

The C111 was an experimental vehicle by Mercedes-Benz that featured a four-rotor Wankel engine.

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It never made it to production although Mercedes did follow with successor concepts.

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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.

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The robust engine is paired with a 6-speed Cima H type transaxle and a special tuned exhaust.

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The Ciento Once will feature a slightly shorter wheelbase than the original (103 in) and maintain the weight around 1,400kg.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Via: autoevolutionemercedesbenz - worldcarfans

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