The Isdera Imperator 108i is a remarkably rare supercar from the late 80s and early 90s. Born of a Mercedes-Benz concept car, it's powered by a range of AMG-developed V8s, with five to six liters of displacement, depending on the engine. The example shown here, lapping the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit, features the most potent 6.0-liter V8 available. And rather than just being driven about on a perfectly clean racing line, it's freaking power sliding!

Yes, there's something eternally childlike about a wedge-shaped supercar from our formative years being flung about a Belgian racetrack. Adding to the appeal is the Imperator's stumpy, periscopic rear mirror, sticking out of the roof. Even after being out of production for 20 years, this is still a wild, wild car and we'd happily snap up the opportunity pilot one of the 36 Isderas that were built. Take a look below for the full video from Spa.


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      Andrew L
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love this car and the Commendatore 112i. Does anyone know if Isdera is still around?
        Tommy Becker
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Andrew L
        Man, you said it.. I remember these car coming out and drooling over them as a kid.
      vi_per
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car belongs in a Star Wars episode. LIKE.
      rmt_1
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm fairly certain that this car's design was the one used in my favorite video arcade game, the classic "Spy Hunter". It has been a long time since I've seen "Spy Hunter" in an arcade, let alone played the game on a real arcade machine, but if this car was painted white and had all of the game's gadgets (machine guns, missiles, oil sprayer, and smoke screens), it would be a dead ringer. The Isdera Imperator 108i brings back a lot of fun memories for me and possibly anyone who loved that game.
        Brian Eun
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rmt_1
        It was used for art on the cabinet, but the pixels in the game wasn't anything to do with this design IIRC.
      v6sonoma
      • 1 Year Ago
      It looks like a pregnant Lamborghini Countach. Still pretty cool though,
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      Myself
      • 1 Year Ago
      It seems it has stock Mercedes tail lights :-)
      Joshua
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, I'm glad we went through that styling phase....at least some of us did.
      wsbfan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Reminds me of a Lamborghini Bravo from the side, and a Mclaren F1 from the front.
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      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      Talk about a shape that was of it's time, the wedge.
      K.C.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Very cool !!!!
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