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#1 JEXY1


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 02:23 PM

News from Slot.it

Sauber-Mercedes C9 - n.62 Le Mans 1987
Drivers: C.Ganassi, J.Dumfries, M.Thackwell
Code: CA06h
With new chassis CS05t-60b
Official selling date: November the 18th

The Sauber Mercedes C9 was a Group C race car, built by Sauber in partnership with Mercedes-Benz.
Chassis was mainly an aluminium monocoque, with magnesium elements and carbon-fibre skins. It had double wishbone suspensions, with direct-action at front and rocker-arm at rear, as well as Speedline magnesium rims, 17 front and 19 rear, and Brembo cast-iron 14 disc brakes.

In 1988, the car was powered the 'M117' engine, a twin turbo, 5 litres, V8, with semi-stressed function, which used the 500SL passenger car crankcase. The two valves per cylinder were controlled by a single over head camshaft, with chain drive. In qualifying specifications, the boost pressure was 1.2 bar, and power was 800 bhp at 7000 rpm. Torque had a very flat band from 3000 to 8000 rpm, which gave the Sauber C9 a great advantage in exiting corners. Overall weight was 865 kg.

This second Kouros Racing Team car raced at Le Mans in 1987. It was driven by Johnny Dumfries, Chip Ganassi and Mike Thackwell.

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#2 GregK


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 08:17 PM

Well ........ I haven't died but Heaven has come to me .................. what a gorgeous car, definite must-have .... dribble.gif

#3 Rick Sirrom

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 08:28 PM

Always Love your enthusiasm Greg biggrin.gif

Just know that you'll fit Excellent working lights up to this Blindingly Good Looking Slot-Car too thumbsup.gif


#4 sascws90


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 01:37 PM

Priced just right for the Holidays!!

#5 Slot.it


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Posted 30 November 2016 - 07:47 AM

It seems incredible but it's true: Mr. Johan Ackermann, a South African, has made a running, fully road legal Sauber Mercedes C9 replica, taking the Slot.it model as a shape reference!
I don't think it has ever happened before - a 1:1 car designed after a slot car which was designed after a real car...


#6 sascws90


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 07:08 PM

A bit of a pull on the leg?

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