Saturday, August 10, 2013
Oldtimer Grand Prix 2013: Isdera Autobahnkurier 116i, Isdera Spyder 036i, Isdera Imperator 108i
"Whoooaa!" was when I spotted these three Isdera nex to the Nurburgring Race Track during the morning. I can't exactly remember the last time I've seen an Isdera but all I know is that it's already been some time since the last time!
Isdera is a South German Automobile Manufacturer based in Hildesheim, since 2005. Isdera stands for Ingenieuroffice for Styling, Design and Racing.
Let's begin with the Isdera Spyder 036i: This Roadster was built up from 1983 and first featured a Volkswagen Golf GTI engine with 136 hp. Up from the mid 1990's it was replaced by a 3,6 litre machine by AMG with 265 hp to allow the Spyder an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 60 mph) in jusst 6,2 seconds with a top speed at 260 km/h.
Later the Isdera Imperator 108i was introduced: Built from 1984 to 2001 the something futuristic Car replaced the CW 311 model and in they produced just 30 models in total! With it's V8 engine by AMG it's Top Speed is up to 310 mph, also thanks to a weight of just 1250 kg.
You won't belive it, but the one and only Isdera Autobahnkurier 116i was built in 2006! It once celebrated it's World Debut at the AvD Concours d’Elegance in Schwetzingen, Germany. The very special thing about the Autobahnkurier? It is powered by TWO Mercedes-Benz V8 engines (one for the front axle, one for the rear axle. What a Masrerpiece!
Read more about Isdera on their official homepage at www.isdera.de