Is There a Second One? Yes, Watch the Isdera Commendatore 112i Spread its Wings

At the 1993 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, Isdera showed the all new Commendatore 112i, a car that had been six years in the making. Isdera founder Eberhard Schulz was once again the man behind both engineering and design, as with the predecessor, the Imperator 108i, and the Commendatore’s long, sleek design was obviously inspired by Le Mans racers, and returned a 0.306 Cd readout in the wind tunnel. The mechanics and drivetrain were comprised of components from Mercedes-Benz and some even found at Porsche. To call the massive Mercedes-Benz V12 a component is quite an understatement, as this 6-litre powerhouse delivered 408 hp and would propel the nearly 1.5-tonne car from zero to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and onto a top speed of 342 km/h, which in 1993 was top-of-the-game performance. Sadly, shortly after the launch, Isdera went bankrupt, and the Commendatore remained a one-off. However, they had made a spare chassis… Continue reading “Is There a Second One? Yes, Watch the Isdera Commendatore 112i Spread its Wings”