TG’s help guide to concepts: the Mercedes C111
To the C111 an idea vehicle is to get it done a disservice.
The thing is, there have been an entire number of C111s, built like a testbed for Mercedes’ most outlandish ideas and theories. And, as testbeds go, you need to agree that it is probably the most beautiful. Obviously, the result is the 1970s supercar formula towards the letter, especially when it comes to styling – wedge shape, gull wing doorways, as well as an engine in the centre – however it diverges almost otherwise.