This particular Le Mans art is beautifully telling the story of the Mercedes-Benz` come back at La Sarthe circuit. The Silver Arrows left endurance racing after the Le Mans disaster in 1955 that took life of 84 and 120 more were injured. Mercedes-Benz needed more than 40 years to start again contributing to the endurance racing and the brand made it with this very car. This Sauber Mercedes C9 art is praising its Le Mans victory in 1989 with Jochen Mass, Manuel Reuter and Stanley Dickens behind the wheel.
The glory days of Group C would not be the same without the Sauber Mercedes racing cars. The C9 was an evolution of the C8, keeping its aluminum monocoque structure with changes in suspension, body, and engine. The power plant was M177 Mercedes-Benz V8 with two turbochargers and almost 800 hp at 7000 rpm.
This Sauber Mercedes C9 art is the Silver Arrow your place desperately needs
The Sauber Mercedes C9 didn’t met with success immediately out of the gates. The car finished just three races in its first 1987 season. Though, the car` potential was clear when Johny Dumfries set a lap record at Le Mans before retiring with failure. The next season was way better but season `89 turned this car into a legend by winning all Championship titles – Team`, Constructor` and Driver`s. Sauber Mercedes C9 won all but one races from the calendar, including the gruesome Le Mans. Reaching 400 km/h during qualifying proved the car is among the fastest ever entered this competition. The C9`s achievement was only exceeded by Peugeot P88 which a year earlier made max speed as of 405 km/h.
Now you can own this piece of motorsports history turned into Sauber Mercedes C9 art created by Evan DeCiren and carefully issued by Simply Petrol.