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The Sauber Mercedes 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 would be replaced by the Mercedes-Benz C11 for 1990. It won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1989.
The Maximum Speed it achieved was over 245mph on the Mulsanne Straight before they added two chicanes.

* Year: 1989
* Make: Mercedes-Benz & Sauber
* Model: C9
* Engine Location: Mid
* Drive Type: Rear Wheel
* Weight: 1995 lbs | 904.9 kg

* Engine Configuration: V
* Cylinders: 8
* Aspiration/Induction: Twin-turbocharged
* Displacement: 4973.00 cc | 303.5 cu in. | 5 L.
* Horsepower: 950.00 HP (699.2 KW)
* HP to Weight Ratio: 2.1 LB / HP
* HP / Liter: 190.0 BHP / Liter

* Gears: 6
* Transmission: Manual

> The Sauber C9 was one of the most developed prototype Race Cars of Le Mans during their time. Team Sauber Mercedes, and the drivers Jochen Mass, Manuel Reuter, and Stanley Dickens won 1st place in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1989.
Group C = insta-ice.
bumped this month-old poll.
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