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Country of origin:Switzerland
Produced from:1985 - 1986
Numbers built:3
Successor:Sauber Mercedes C9
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration Mercedes-Benz M117 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 211 kilo / 465.2 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 8.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed Bosch Motronic MP 1.2 Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Twin KKK Turbos
Power 700 bhp / 522 kW @ 7,000 rpm
Torque 800 Nm / 590 ft lbs @ 5,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 141 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis light alloy monocoque
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, coil springs over shock absorbers, torsion bar stabilizer
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) internally ventilated discs
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Clutch Triple plate
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 870 kilo / 1,918 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) / 1,601 mm (63 in) / 1,582 mm (62.3 in)

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

Race history
Major wins
1986 Nurburgring 1000 km (Henri Pescarolo / Mike Thackwell in 86.C8.02)

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  Article Image gallery (33) Chassis (3) Specifications