This car is the handiwork of world famous Porsche & Mercedes-Benz designer Eberhard Schulz and his two sons, after he started his own automobile firm, Isdera. Schulz who was involved developing concept cars for Mercedes (C111/CW111) with a mid-engine (which the Mercedes bosses didn't approve) decided to continue making one on his own with the help of Mercedes.
Schulz rolled out his first creation in 1984, the Commendatore 108i (an honour he gave to Enzo Ferrari whose nickname was also Commendatore, Italian knight). After producing about 30 cars in the next nine years, he rolled out the new Isdera Commendatore 112i in 1993 after spending nearly Rs. 31 crores on development cost.
His new car was much more advanced than any other car during that time. It had technology that helped to lower the chassis by 7.5 cm once velocity of the car increased. This car also had a small periscope for a better rear view. It had gullwing doors for the occupant as well as at the rear (for the mechanic for easy access to the engine). The windscreen wiper was of the same design as the one used in bullet trains. Under the hood was a 6.0-litre Mercedes-Benz M120 V12 engine that could take the car upto 370 km/hr.
The cost of this model (then) was about US$ 450,000 or nearly Rs. 6.5 crore, in today’s value. Sadly this new model didn’t find any takers as this model was far too advanced for the time and also expensive, so only two were produced.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Only 300 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||16 x 7 x 6|