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Published on Apr 15, 2015
When Germany's baby-boomer generation was young, the legendary C111 was the vision of the automotive future. This spacey car, in the bright orange so popular in the 1970s, was a testing ground for Wankel and diesel engines, and turbochargers. Mercedes achieved the downforce needed to hug the road at high speed without any spoilers -- solely through its wedge-shaped aerodynamic design.