the only Isdera Commendatore 112i for sale

At the upcoming auction in Paris, the auction house RM Sotheby’s plans to sell a unique German supercar Isdera Commendatore 112i. Interestingly, although this two-door model exists in a single copy, it is familiar to millions of people from the 1997 Need For Speed ​​II computer game.

The German supercar was named after Enzo Ferrari and first presented to the public in 1993. The car surprised the public with its impetuous exterior design with many original solutions.

Isdera Commendatore 112i

In particular, the car demonstrated at that time lacked mirror housings, and there was a periscope on the roof. This allowed the developers to achieve impressive aerodynamics at that time: the drag coefficient of the model was equal to 0.306.

The Isdera Commendatore 112i also received gull-wing doors and the same hinged engine compartment panels. Plus, this car is characterized by the presence of massive thresholds, behind which two fuel tanks are hidden.

The ambitious coupe was built around a spaceframe, and its body is made of fiber-reinforced plastic (GRB). The developers borrowed the design of the suspension from the Porsche 928, but added an active function that lowers the ground clearance by 76 mm at high speeds.

The Izdera Commendatore is powered by Mercedes’ 6.0-liter V12 engine, which develops over 400 hp. Note that in the future, this engine was equipped with Pagani Zonda.

Isdera Commendatore 112i

The power unit works in tandem with a six-speed manual, and the latter is actually a modified five-speed from Ruf. Isdera decided to add another gear in order to allow the supercar to reach speeds of up to 340 km / h.

Isdera had big plans for the Commendatore 112i. In particular, they even planned to prepare the supercar for the 24 Hours of Le Mans marathon. However, in the mid-nineties, the company lost funding from large Japanese investors and was forced to revise its plans.

The company was saved by a Swiss consortium, but the Germans managed to release only one copy of the Commendatore 112i, which was shown to the public at the 1999 Frankfurt Motor Show under the new name “Silver Arrow”. Interestingly, the presented car received traditional mirror housings and a larger 6.9-liter Mercedes V12 engine with 611 hp.

In the sixteenth year, the company bought this two-door from the owner. The Germans began to refine the car and returned it to the original specification, replacing the motor in the process and discarding the outside mirrors. The car has been repainted in Porsche Arctic Silver and features two-piece gold BBS wheels. It is not known how much such a supercar can go from the auction.

Isdera Commendatore 112i

Isdera Commendatore 112i

Isdera Commendatore 112i

Isdera Commendatore 112i

Isdera Commendatore 112i

Isdera Commendatore 112i

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