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  Sauber Mercedes C9
 

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Country of origin:Switzerland
Produced from:1987 - 1989
Numbers built:6
Predecessor:Sauber Mercedes C8
Successor:Sauber Mercedes C11
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 07, 2014
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Engine
Configuration Mercedes-Benz M119 HL 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 191 kilo / 421.1 lbs
Construction light alloy block and head
Displacement 4,973 cc / 303.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 96.5 mm (3.8 in) / 85.0 mm (3.3 in)
Compression 8.5:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Bosch Motronic MP 2.7 Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Twin KKK Turbos
Power 720 bhp / 537 KW @ 7,000 rpm
Torque 810 Nm / 597 ft lbs @ 3,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 145 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body carbon-fibre composite and Kevlar
Chassis light alloy monocoque
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over shock absorbers, torsion bar stabilizer
Rear suspension double wishbones, push-rod operated coil springs over shock absorbers, torsion bar stabilizer
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) internally ventilated discs
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Clutch Four plate
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 905 kilo / 1,995 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,800 mm (189 in) / 1,980 mm (78 in) / 1,070 mm (42.1 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,700 mm (106.3 in) / 1,600 mm (63 in) / 1,550 mm (61 in)
Fuel tank 100 Litre (26.4 Gallon US / 22 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 12 x 15 / 15 x 19

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.8 bhp / kg
Top Speed 370 km/h (230 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1988 Jerez 800 km (Jean-Louis Schlesser / Mauro Baldi / Jochen Mass in 87.C9.02)
1988 Brno 360 km (Jean-Louis Schlesser / Jochen Mass in 87.C9.02)
1988 Nurburgring 1000 km (Jean-Louis Schlesser / Jochen Mass in 88.C9.03)
1988 Spa 1000 km (Jean-Louis Schlesser / Mauro Baldi in 88.C9.03)
1988 Sandown Park 360 km (Jean-Louis Schlesser / Jochen Mass in 88.C9.03)
1989 480 km Suzuka (Jean-Louis Schlesser / Mauro Baldi in 88.C9.04)
1989 24 Hours of Le Mans (Jochen Mass / Manuel Reuter / Stanley Dickens in 88.C9.03)
1989 480 km Jarama (Jean-Louis Schlesser / Jochen Mass in 88.C9.05)
1989 480 km Brands Hatch (Kenny Acheson / Mauro Baldi in 87.C9.02)
1989 Nurburgring 480 km (Jean-Louis Schlesser / Jochen Mass in 88.C9.05)
1989 480 km Donington (Jean-Louis Schlesser / Jochen Mass in 88.C9.05)
1989 480 km Spa (Kenny Acheson / Mauro Baldi in 88.C9.06)
1989 480 km Mexico (Jean-Louis Schlesser / Jochen Mass in 88.C9.05)
1990 480 km Suzuka (Jean-Louis Schlesser / Mauro Baldi in 88.C9.05)

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