Lotec Sirius Concept

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The mastermind behind the Lotec Sirius was Kurt Lotterschmid, the individual who won the German Group C2 Championship title in 1983. His racing knowledge and experience were translated into exquisite supercars. In 1992 the one-off supercar called the Lotec C1000 was produced. It weighed just 1080 kg and produced over 850 horsepower. The engine was a derivative of the version that powered the Sauber C9 Le Mans sports prototype. The Lotec Sirius was constructed of carbon-fibre over a tubular steel frame. There seems to be two beliefs when creating supercars. The first is equip the car with only the necessary creature comforts that help the car obtain street-legal status. The results are usually a gutted interior void of amenities, extremely lightweight, and powered by noisy but powerful engines. The other belief is to allow a few amenities that make the vehicle drivable and bare able for longer road trips. The Sirius came equipped with both power-steering and air-conditioning which drove its overall weight up to 1390 kg. Though the car was civilized in comparison to other supercars, it did take some negotiation with your body in order to get into and out of the vehicle.

Mounted mid-ship was a 48-valve 6-litre Mercedes-Benz V12 engine, the same used for the Pagani Zonda. The compression ratio was lowered to 8.5:1 and enhanced with twin KKK K27 turbochargers. The result was 850 horsepower and over 730 foot-pounds of torque. Power is sent to the wheels through a manual CIMA gearbox that is located behind the engine, technology also used in the Pagani and Koenigsegg. Top speed is claimed to be achieved at 242 mph while zero-to-sixty takes just 3.8 seconds. The suspension is comprised of unequal-length double wishbones with inboard coil-overs and anti-roll bars. The braking power is courtesy of massive servo disc brakes with ABS. A limited slip differential and electronic traction control can also be found on the Lotec Sirius.

engine Twin Turbo Mercedes-Benz V12
valvetrain 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 5987 cc / 365.3 cu in
bore 98 mm / 3.86 in
stroke 80.2 mm / 3.16 in
compression 8.5:1
power 994.8 kw / 1334 bhp @ 6300 rpm
hp per litre 222.82 bhp per litre
torque 1300 nm / 958.8 ft lbs @ 3400 rpm
drive wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front brakes Brembro Discs
front wheels F 45.7 x 24.1 cm / 18.0 x 9.5 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 33.0 cm / 18.0 x 13.0 in
front tire size 225/45ZR18
rear tire size 345/35ZR18
weight 1280 kg / 2822 lbs
length 4120 mm / 162.2 in
width 2080 mm / 81.9 in
height 1120 mm / 44.1 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
top speed 400 kph / 248.5 mph
0 - 60 mph 3.7 seconds