1986 Sauber C8 Mercedes

From 19Bozzy92, this is a favorite Group C car of yours truly. One of the versions has been shared, that raced later on. But, this was the first Sauber Mercedes Group C car, with it’s thunderous 5.0 liter turbocharged V8, and it’s gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent Kouros cologne livery.

The Sauber C8 was the first prototype of the Swiss company built in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz and introduced in 1985 for the 24h Le Mans race. For 1986 two more chassis were built and raced for a full season of the World Sportscar Championship under the Kouros Racing Team name. It was able to achieve a victory with drivers Henri Pescarolo and Mike Thackwell at the 1986 1000km of Nürburgring.

The car is powered by a Mercedes M117 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine able to produce around 700 hp and 800 Nm of torque and reaching a top speed of 370 km/h. Watch and hear it in action during the 2019 Monza Historic racing weekend by Peter Auto.

SauberC8 #GroupC #MonzaHistoric2019

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the braking zone

International racing fan for over 20 years. I follow Formula One, Indycars, sports cars, touring cars and other varied forms of racing within and outside the U.S. I am a recent college graduate and have been following the world of car racing since childhood.

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