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The C9 Revisited

At the Essen Motor Show, a brace of Mercedes racers brought back memories of a particular Group C racer that literally demolished its opposition once its full development potential was reached. This was the C9 endurance racer, which was a co-development between Sauber and Mercedes. Mercedes’ involvement with Sauber for the C9 began in 1987, when Peter Sauber asked, and received, permission to use the Mercedes wind tunnel in testing the aerodynamics of its latest race car. Sauber’s endurance racers were developments of previous race efforts, and the C9 was no exception. At any rate, Mercedes must have been impressed with what they saw, since an engine deal was inked… Continue Reading »

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[Video] Pagani C9 “Huarya” Spied in Italy

Pagani has yet to officially take the wraps off its upcoming supercar, with the working name C9 and with the production name Huarya. However, videos are now circulating that shows this AMG-powered marvel strutting its stuff on the streets of Italy. The Pagani C9 or Huarya runs on an AMG bi-turbo 6-liter V12 engine that will give the supercar a whopping 700 horsepower with around 740 lb.-ft. of torque. So far, the only official videos of the car have been some teasers that close up on some of the vehicle’s details. Now, with this new spy-shot video courtesy of a YouTube user known only as “marchettino,” we see the C9 in… Continue Reading »

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Pagani C9 prototype to sport gullwing doors

You just can’t get enough of spy photos, can you? Well, here’s more, but it ain’t Mercedes-Benz. Well, technically, Pagani super cars use Mercedes-Benz engines, so that in essence makes them close kin, and earns them the right to be in Benz Insider. So here’s the latest bit of Pagani news. Have you ever seen a Pagani Zonda super car parked on the street with its doors swung so arrogantly wide? Well, you better relish that moment, because soon you’ll see something different. Something so wild that you’ll get the feeling you’re looking at a far relative of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG—on the Zonda’s replacement, that is. This spy photo… Continue Reading »

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