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Mercedes-Benz 500 I IndyCar engine.

Mercedes-Benz 500 I IndyCar engine.

Fitted in a Penske-Mercedes PC 23, the 500 I IndyCar engine powered Al Unser Jr. to victory in the Indianapolis 500 in May 1994. A change in the regulations meant that this was the only opportunity this high-performance power unit, which was developed in just ten months, had to prove its mettle in race action. Mercedes-Benz had exploited a loophole in the regulations with the engine’s conventional side-valve design.

  • Cylinders V8
  • Displacement 209 cu in
  • Output 754 kW
  • at engine speed 10500/min

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