1979 Mercedes-Benz C111-IV

Updated: Nov 28, 2020

Remember the Mercedes-Benz C111 series? The final iteration, the C 111 IV, ushered in the model’s most radical performance era. A true supercar, the IV was equipped with twin vertical stabilizers and a 500hp 4.8-litre gasoline V8, good enough to help the car set a closed-circuit speed record of 403.978 km/h in 1979, a decade after the first C 111’s debut.

Sources: BBC by Dan Carney (2015), TopGear. Pinterest