About the Car
The Mercedes-Benz 2.5-16 Evolution 2 was first shown at the Geneva Auto Show in 1990. It was fitted with a short-stroke 2.5 L inline-four engine, producing an output of 232hp. The Evo 2 had a short production of all the 190 series starting in 1990 and ending in 1991.
Zakspeed founded in 1968 by Erich Zakowski is a German motor racing team.
Fabien Giroix, born in 1960 is a French racing car driver. Giroix started racing in 1984 in the French Formula Renault. In 1989 he joined the touring car racing and moved to high-level sports car racing with his own team Giroix Racing Team in 1995. Finishing 23rd in points, he made ten starts for Zakspeed in the Mercedes 190E Evo in 1991.
About the Brand
Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany Mercedes-Benz is a German automotive manufacturer. First produced in 1926, they manufacture luxury and commercial vehicles. In 2018 Mercedes sold over 2.31 million passenger cars, the largest seller of premium vehicles. Karl Benz, one of the founders of Mercedes, created the first internal combustion engine for a car.
About the Manufacturer
Minichamps was founded in 1990 as a die-cast car producer in Aachen, Germany under the name of Paul’s Model Art GmbH. The original company was the Danhausen, a trade company that made 1:43 scale models and sold them over the counter and mail order. From 1971 to 1993 the company published the famous Danhausen World Model Car Book. Danhausen was owned by the grandsons of Emma Danhausen – Hans Peter and Paul Gunter Lang. There was a dispute between the brothers in the late 1980’s. That is when Paul formed the Paul’s Model Art. Diecast models were made more for the adult clientele and holding their value was a big question that needed to be answered. Minichamps’ excellent quality has been noticed by Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Opel, and BMW.