This Mercedes-Benz C11 art is dedicated to a racing car that creates a buzz whenever you see it. This beautiful car art by Marco de Toma is praising the Group C prototype that gave us Michael Schumacher, as well as the machine that laid the foundations of the Mercedes come back at F1. C11 can claim a lot of accolades.

This Mercedes-Benz C11 art is pure Group C awesomeness

 

This car was the first Le Mans racer that wore the Three-Pointed star since the 1955 tragedy. Just like its predecessor C9, it was built in partnership with Sauber. As opposed to C9 it was built with full access to the Mercedes-Benz` full resources. The result was just epic. It won the 1990 World Sports Prototype Championship with Mauro Baldi and Jean-Louis Schlesser, the Frenchman who latter won Paris-Dakar rally with a 2WD buggy designed by himself. Among the five pilots who raced Mercedes-Benz C11 was the then young Michael Schumacher, who`d been pulled out from Formula 3. Undoubtedly, the dominance created by Mercedes-Benz C11 paved the way for the three-pointed star return in Formula 1.

 

The C11 had a carbon fiber chassis and a mighty 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. Weighing less than a 1000 kilos and capable of about 1000 hp in qualification mode, Mercedes-Benz C11 was two seconds faster per lap than the best of the rest in its qualification runs. If the C9 was good enough to beat the rivals from Jaguar, Nissan, Toyota, and Porsche, the C11 beat them in submission.  

 

Mauro Baldi rated the Mercedes-Benz C11 as “probably the best prototype I ever drove” and “the only one of the cars from my career that I ever wanted to own”. He says that C11 is giving the pilot the same feelings as an F1 car. We can`t do anything but trust him.  

 

We are more than happy to share with you this Mercedes-Benz C11 art, created by Marco De Toma. You can make it yours as a beautiful fine art print made on a flawless Hahnemuelle paper. Sure, you can opt for the more affordable poster paper too. 

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