The beauty and the performance of the C-111-ll prompted the San Antonio Benz tweaker GWA Tuning to breathe new life into this old formula. The recreation was appropriately named the Ciento Once, which is Spanish for one hundred eleven.
Careful Changes and Modern Updates Make the Ciento Once a Car for the 21st Century
Housed in a tubular space chassis the 408 horsepower Mercedes M120 V12 engine is a force to reckon with. The engine can be constantly admired through a glass on the rear deck. The mighty engine is married to a six speed Cima H type transaxle and a uniquely tuned exhaust.
The Ciento Once has a shorter wheelbase than the original 103 inches, but it still weighs around 1,400kg. The brakes are the same setup as the Mercedes S55. The upgraded suspension with coil-overs to adjust the height and ride make the Ciento Once a comfortable as well as fun ride.
The hand made all aluminum body has a electric operated rear adjustable wing that helps it grip the road. A front spoiler with a big intake and a rear diffuser make the Ciento Once an aerodynamic beauty.
The interior resembles the original, but has updates like carbon-fiber plaid-covered seats and instrumentation like the W120R MB. The brushed aluminum petals, illuminated door sills, and dashboard accents bring the interior together in 21st century style. The exterior is painted brilliant silver with black accents that match the interior, and the wheels are staggered GWA type A wheels; 19x9 front and 20x11 rears.