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Sauber-Mercedes C 9 Group C racing sports car.

Sauber-Mercedes C 9 Group C racing sports car.

As a partner to the Sauber team Mercedes-Benz lined up with the C9 car for the 1988 world sports prototype championship. The partnership won five races and finished second in the end-of-season standings. The following year, the C9 revived the brand’s traditional silver livery and went on to record eight race wins, including a 1-2 finish in the Le Mans 24-hour race. The team duly won the world championship title, with Jean-Louis Schlesser taking the drivers’ crown.

  • Cylinders V8
  • Displacement 304 cu in
  • Output 530 kW
  • at engine speed 7000/min
  • Top speed 249 mph

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