The CW311 was born from the fertile mind of one Eberhart Schulz, who did engineering work for both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, and the resulting concept featured components from both companies: steering from a 911 and suspension from a 928, and the famed Mercedes-Benz M100 engine. Slightly streched and raised nose (new crash safty rules), updated to meet new emission rules. Mental 8y ago. Well, they do. Isdera was a little known German engineering and sports car specialist. These cars were great! The Lambo had its roots in the early 1970s, the Vector first appeared in 1980, and the Imperator could trace its lineage back to 1972, when former Porsche and Mercedes engineer Eberhard Schulz got together with Rainer Buchmann to develop the CW311. Eberhard Schulz, who formerly worked as an engineer for Mercedes-Benz, headed the… Mighty Mustang, royal BMW and mint Ferrari headed for auction ... 2020 Monza Historic report and 190-shot gallery ... DFV-engined Lola, high-performance Hyundais and new Ginetta racer ... Two new coachbuilt V12-engined Ferraris ... McLaren Senna GTR LM, new BMW M3 and M4, and Aston Martin Vantage GT8R ... Nissan Z preview, updated Ferrari Portofino and supercars headed for auction ... 2020 Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort report and 100-shot gallery ... Add your comments on the Isdera Imperator 108i. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. Ruf’s narrow-body turbocharged 911 went 211 mph, which unfavorably shades Isdera’s accomplishment. Shame they're not with us anymore.. would see not even such one. Shame they're not with us anymore.. would see not even such one. The asking price was approx. A piece of the future could have been yours. Someone should build that, come to think of it—but that's another story for another time. This 1991 Isdera Imperator 108i is one of only 30 built, and comes offered in fully roadworthy condition despite having only 400 miles. Electric cars are not a fad and they’re getting really interesting every day. It’s a 1991 model sourced from a Japanese collection, and it features a 5.0-liter version of Benz’s later M119 engine. Schulz had founded the company Isdera—whose unlikely, Italian-sounding name stands for Ingenieurbüro für Styling, DEsign und RAcing—and struck up a deal with his former employer, Mercedes-Benz: since the latter was never going to put the CW311 into production, why not have his company build it? After 10 years of struggling, Isdera finally went out of business in 1993. The earliest car used a standard 5-liter V8 with 235 horsepower as you would find in Mercedes 500SEC. To pervert Benz’s current marketing tagline: “Isdera: The Periscope or Nothing.”, Hummer Is Back with a 1000-HP Electric Pickup, Hummer EV Starts at $112K, Cheaper Models to Come, GMC's 2022 Hummer EV's Competitors Are Few, Once Notorious, the Hummer Brand Aims for Glory, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. Note also the standard MB parts bin taillights. A series of Mercedes-Benz V-8s were placed longitudinally in the middle, starting with a 5.0-liter and later going up to 5.6 and even AMG-tuned versions churning out 420 horsepower. Based on the forgotten CW311 concept, it's obscurity upon obscurity. These cars very rarely come up for sale, and even then they’re almost never listed with prices, so we’re quite pleased to be featuring this one. A two-door sporty coupe provides for intimate driving environment with clear performance-aimed styling. With monster engines, firmer suspension systems and more aggressive looks, sport sedans are a great addition to a family garage. Things that will never happen: - brand new Bugatti supercar - mid-engine or front ... added data for Lamborghini Huracán Performante, data for Mercedes-Benz GLC 43 AMG, data for Audi SQ5 TFSI (FY) and data for Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine.