Mercedes-Benz 500 I IndyCar engine.

  • Legend 7: 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