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.
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.