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Techno Classica 2010: Mercedes goes for super sports

Techno Classica 2010 - Mercedes special show
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In Hall 1 of Techno Classica 2010, visitors will find the Mercedes booth, which, with around 4,500 square meters, is one of the largest of heard throughout the fair. More than 1,100 square meters are reserved for the ten super sports cars.

The super athletes from Mercedes from 103 years

The sports car chronology begins with a 107-year-old car: the Mercedes Simplex from 1903 is powered by 35 hp. Three years earlier, the 35 hp model was the first car to bear the name 'Mercedes'. The daughter of Mercedes customer Emil Jellinek acts as the namesake. In 1902 the performance of the sporty car increased to 40 hp, and the car was given the nickname Simplex, which emphasized its ease of use. In 1903 the Mercedes Simplex 60 PS followed, with which the Belgian racing driver Camille Jenatzy took first place in the Gordon Bennett race.

In 1911 Mercedes brings the 37/90 hp onto the market. It is the last Mercedes car with a chain drive; the models after it have a cardan drive. The 37/90 PS has a four-cylinder engine with a displacement of 9.5 liters. The American Ralph de Palma won the Vanderbilt Cup in a modified 37/90 hp Mercedes in 1912 and 1914.

The white legend - the Mercedes SSK

The supercharged racing cars from Mercedes are among the most famous racing cars in automotive history. Legends surround the monstrous vehicles and anyone who has ever heard a compressor pressurized SSK will never forget it. The prewar cars produce up to 250 hp. Only 33 copies of the Mercedes SSK are built - many more exist today. If you want to see an original SSK, you can do so at Techno Classica 2010 in Essen.

Mercedes gives wings - the Mercedes 300 SL from 1954

Almost every child recognizes the Mercedes gullwing, as it has become an integral part of automobile history. 56 years ago, the W198 was one of the first production cars with fuel injection to generate 215 hp. One of a total of 1,400 300 SLs built will be on display at the Mercedes exhibition stand. whowould like to buy a 300 SL, should contact the take a look around dealers at Techno Classica 2010 - this classic car is one of the most traded.

C for Wankel - the Mercedes C111 from 1969

Mercedes also belonged next in the late 1960s Mazda and NSU are among the manufacturers who ascribed the rotary piston engines developed by Felix Wankel to have potential for the future. The experimental vehicle C111 heralds the efforts of the engineers at the Techno Classica. They developed a four-disc rotary engine with an output of 350 hp and the series production of which ultimately fails - despite many advance orders - due to its poor efficiency and stricter environmental requirements.

Take twelve - the C112 from 1991

Only one digit distinguishes the C 112 from its historical model, but this super sports car has little in common with the Wankel sports car. The uncompromisingly developed C 112 was presented in 1991. The Mercedes engineers wanted to test new technologies with it. The ABC chassis (Active Body Control) and front and rear spoilers, which can be used as air brakes, as well as a distance warning device were on board.

In the interior, the passengers were pampered by leather upholstery, automatic air conditioning and a stereo system. The six-liter V12 from the SL (R129) was intended for propulsion, which was supposed to produce more than 400 hp in the C 112. Clearly, the C112 made eyes shine at the 1991 IAA. more than 700 orders are said to have been received. But despite this positive response, Mercedes said goodbye to the idea of ​​series production.

The FIA ​​GT winner: Mercedes CLK-GTR

Team AMG won the 1997 FIA GT championship with the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR. The super sports car was also available as a street version from April 1997. The 560 PS V12 ensured outstanding performance, the price of around 2.65 million marks for an exclusive group of customers. Only 25 vehicles were built in two years.

Vision SLR will become SLR McLaren in five years

In 1999, Mercedes caused astonished faces at the Detroit Auto Show with the Vision SLR. Five years later, the study went into series production as the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The composite construction of aluminum and CFRP in conjunction with a 5.5-liter V8 allows the coupé to accelerate to 200 km /h in 4.2 seconds, which ends at 320 km /hForward thrust.

Bernd Schneider's work tool for the road: Mercedes CLK DTM AMG

In 2003 Bernd Schneider won the German Touring Car Masters on his racing version of the Mercedes-Benz CLK. In the following year, the racing technology can also be bought for the road - 582 hp require an expert hand. If you want, you can accelerate the car to 320 km /h, then it is electronically limited. The 100 copies of the racing machine are sold out quickly.

The arc to the present carries the wings of the past

With the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the Stuttgart-based company is also bringing a piece of the past to the road in 2010 - the new super sports car bears like its historical model , the 300 SL, wing doors again. The body extends over an aluminum spaceframe and the car is powered by a 6.3-liter V8 with 571 hp.

N it is precisely the super sports car that Techno Classica visitors will find on the exhibition stand, a large area for the Mercedes clubs and the Classic Center, which is based on a 300 SL, which will be shown in three stages of restoration, will demonstrate its restoration skills. Other automotive highlights are a Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet and the young timers of the Young Classics. The still young range from Mercedes-Benz is aimed at enthusiasts who can buy a classic car with an annual guarantee and insurance included.


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