This Mercedes-Benz C11 art is dedicated to a racing car that had the ability to arouse everyene around it. Marco de Toma's illustration praises the famous Group C prototype presented the talent of Michael Schumacher. The Mercedes-Benz C11 also laid the foundations for the marque returning at F1.  

A long-waited return for Mercedes.

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 constructed with full access to the engineering knowledge of Stuttgart's giant. 

The result was tremendous. It won the 1990 World Sports Prototype Championship with Mauro Baldi and Jean-Louis Schlesser. The same Frenchman who later won Paris-Dakar rally with a 2WD buggy designed by himself. Among the five pilots who raced Mercedes-Benz C11 was the then the 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. 

Mercedes-Benz C11: A special carbon-fiber monster

The C11 had a carbon fiber chassis and a mighty 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. With a weight of under 900 kg and around 1000 hp in qualification mode, the Mercedes-Benz C11 was two seconds faster than any other car in the qualifications. When C9 was kind enough to beat its rivals from Jaguar, Nissan, Toyota, and Porsche, the C11 hammered 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 happy to share with you this Mercedes-Benz C11 art, created by Marco De Toma. It's now offered in gallery quality Hahnemuelle paper or photo matt paper. 

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