Why I Love Mercedes Twin Turbo V8s

Two hundred and forty-eight miles an hour. That's how fast this car, the Sauber C9, screamed down the Mulsanne Straight at the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 1989. And the motor that got it there was a twin-turbo Mercedes V8. » 4/20/14 10:00am 4/20/14 10:00am

Step Aside, People, Big Benz Coming Through

The only thing to ruffle the tranquil air at dawn is the superheated exhaust from the turbocharged V8. The silhouette of a NACA duct like a space shuttle. The Sauber C9 is on its way to victory at Le Mans. » 7/20/10 4:30pm 7/20/10 4:30pm

Mercedes C11: To Come Full Circle in Silver Arrows

When Michael Schumacher sits his 41-year-old self down in a Mercedes next year, it will not be for the first time. Twenty years before, he raced a 730 HP Mercedes prototype faster than any Formula One car ever made. » 12/31/09 9:00am 12/31/09 9:00am