xpensive wrote:You mean this beauty Sombrero? Eat your heart out Fox
Very nice, an xpensive gamble that paid of for Mercedes. I recall watching this live with my dad in Namibia, who was a massive Emmerson Fittipaldi fan.
Someone posted a pic of the Subaru flat 12.... Well here's one another, Mercedes C291 prototype M-291 fat 12 beauty.
Credit an old friend for sourcing much of the photos(747heavy), whom also added some interesting bit an bobs about the engine and it's history.
747heavy wrote:Mercedes also designed a flat 180-degree 12-cylinder engine, the M291, for use in their C291 Group C car. This engine gave Michael Schumacher and Karl Wendlinger victory at Autopolis in the Sportscar World Championship season finale. Earlier this engine was plagued by oil-scavenging problems but they were solved and the engine was ultimately reliable enough to win but still hefty at 170kg.
And here is what it sounded like.