Sauber Mercedes C9 Sport Prototype Lemans Winner 1989


The Sauber C9 (later named the Sauber Mercedes C9 or Mercedes-Benz C9) was a group c prototype race car introduced in 1987 as a continuation of the partnership between Sauber as a constructor and Mercedes-Benz as an engine builder for the world sportscar championship. The C9 replaced the previous sauber C8.

Reaching 248.0 mph (400 km/h) during the qualifying sessions of the 1989 24 hours of le mans, the Sauber c9 has set one of the fastest top speeds ever in the history of the competition at le mans. These speeds led to the cessation on the huge le mans Mulsanne straight and the introduction of two chicanes, from 1990 onwards.