Video: Sauber Mercedes-Benz C11 Group C Racer Hits Spa

Superlennyo on YouTube was recently lucky enough the film an extremely rare Sauber-built Mercedes-Benz C11 race car at the infamous Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in the forests of Belgium.

The Mercedes-Benz C11 succeeded the Sauber C9 and competed in the Croup C prototype racing competition from 1990 to 1991.

Powering the Mercedes-Benz C11 Group C Prototype is a Mercedes-Benz 5.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine capable of propelling the 904kg around a race track almost faster than any other car on the planet at the time.

As a matter of fact, the Mercedes-Benz C11 Group C Prototype was so successful that on its racing debut in the second round of the 1990 World Sportscar Championship season, it took first and second place and went to take on a total of seven wins, eight pole positions and nine fastest laps in just the 12 races it competed in. Consequently, the Mercedes-Benz C11 Group C Prototype took one drivers championship and one constructor’s championship.

The aforementioned Mercedes-Benz 5.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine was mated to a five-speed sequential manual transmission driving the rear wheels. While acceleration figures are hard to come by for the Mercedes-Benz C11 Group C Prototype, it’s predicted that it has a Bugatti Veyron equalling top speed of 253mph!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here