SAUBER MERCEDES-BENZ C9 n.63
The Sauber – Mercedes-Benz C9 n.63 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1989. The car was designed in collaboration between the Mercedes and the Team Sauber, respected the regulations of the Sport Prototype Championship, after the only victory at The 1952 Le Mans with the Mercedes-Benz 300SL the German manufacturer was the favorite for the French race of that year.
Jochen Mass, Manuel Reuter and Stanley Dickens won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1989 with the Sauber – Mercedes-Benz C9 n.63, despite starting from the eleventh position on the grid, in second place the twin car Sauber C9 n.61 with Baldi, Achesson and Brancatelli, while in third position the Porsche 962C n.9 driven by Bob Wollek, Hans-Joachim Stuck. The German manufacturer dominated the season of the Sport Prototype Championship winning all the races of the year except one that went to the Porsche, winning the constructors’ title and that pilots with Schlesser.
Designer: Peter Sauber, Heini Mader and Leo Ress
Carbon fibre composite and Kevlar, Light alloy monocoque
Length: 4800 mm
Width: 1980 mm
Height: 1070 mm
Suspension front: Double wishbones, coil springs over shock absorbers, torsion bar stabilizer
Suspension rear: Double wishbones, push-rod operated coil springs over shock absorbers, torsion bar stabilizer
Brakes: Carbon Discs
Mercedes-Benz M119 4,973 cc HL 90° 5.0L Turbo V8 Twin KKK Turbos Mid engined, longitudinally mounted
Power: 573 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Hewland Manual five speed
Fuel brand: Castrol
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: 100 lt
Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1989 with drivers Jochen Mass, Manuel Reuter, Stanley Dickens
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