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Watch a Rare Mercedes Isdera Imperator 108i on the Track!

Mercedes Isdera Imperator 108i

From concept to reality.

The Isdera Imperator 108i is a car that you probably haven’t ever heard of before. With only 30 examples ever produced, it was a very rare super car born from a Mercedes-Benz concept.

Originally, the Isdera Imperator 108i started out as the Mercedes CW311 concept car, featuring gullwing doors, a unique rear periscope, and futuristic ‘80s design. The mid-engined concept was supposed to stay just a concept, but Isdera’s founder, former Mercedes-Benzes design engineer, Eberhard Schultz, convinced Mercedes-Benz to provide financial support, engines, and other parts to create the car under the Isdera name.

Mercedes Isdera Imperator 108i

Thus, the Isdera Imperator 108i was born and the Mercedes-Benz CW113 concept lived on in very limited numbers from 1984 to 1993.

Seen here on the track, this model features Mercedes-Benz badging and a 32-valve, 420-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-8 built by AMG.

Despite being an aging super car whose performance wasn’t world-beating when it was being produced, it can still go sideways and hang with the best of them. Oh, and it has a mean AMG V-8 growl that is oh-so-intoxicating.

Source: Marchettino

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