Thanks for the blueprints on the flat12. Man that does look like some far out engine.
I read on some blogs they wanted a high revving unit for C291 and aborted C292.
Does anyone have some hard facts on this beast?
I read it was underpowered initially and also consumed vast quantities of fuel, but later on in 1991 season it came good and won a race.
my understanding is ,Mercedes had casting troubles with the
engine Block which prevented them from exploiting the potential during the season..
they selected the best blocks and raised the Hp from something like 560 to 640 towards the end of the year.
After the season ,they had solved their issues and raised Hp to 680 ,but then the project was stopped.The C292 was never raced..if i know correctly the two cars are with Peter Sauber.
a friend of mine worked in the engine testing bays in Stuttgart back then on 1 cylinder development engines..