About the car
The Sauber Mercedes C9 is a racing car produced in 1987. It was a partnership between Sauber as a constructor and Mercedes as the engine builder. The car has a soap bar-shaped, Silver Arrow body. The car featured the Mercedes Benz M119 engine, longitudinally mounted. The car reached a speed of 400 km/h (248 mph).
Built primarily to win races, the C9 did not win anything in its debut year and lost sponsors. In 1988, the C9 was sponsored by the Daimler owned AEG Olympia. Given that Daimler AG also owned Mercedes, the team had full factory sponsorship.
The C9 entered two teams in the 24-hour endurance race at Le Mans in 1988. Both C9 withdrew from the 24-Hour Endurance race. This was after the blow out of Michelin tyres of the Klaus Niedzwiedz driven C9. The driver was at high speed.
About the Brand
Mercedes-Benz is a German automotive brand and subsidiary – as Mercedes-Benz AG – of Daimler AG. It was founded in by Karl Benz in 1886. Mercedes Benz is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. Mercedes-Benz produces luxury vehicles and commercial vehicles.
Sauber Motorsport AG is a Swiss motorsport engineering company. It was founded in 1970 by Peter Sauber.
About the Manufacturer
Minichamps is a die-cast car producer founded in Aachen Germany. It was established by Paul G Lang in 1990. It was originally known as Paul’s Model Art GmbH. Minichamps offers a variety of high-quality replica covering Formula One, road cars, endurance racers, rally cars, and even motorbikes.