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Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM vs. Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II The Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 prepared by AMG rode to a total of 50 victories in the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) between 1988 and 1993. In 1992, the Evolution II wrote motorsport history: 16 wins in 24 races. To date, no DTM racing car has earned more points in one season and more race wins than the 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II, which weighed just 980 kilograms, with its 370-hp, 2.5-liter, four-valve, four-cylinder engine. In addition, it set numerous records for having the most frequent top training lap times and the fastest laps. Today, 25 years later, with a total of 13 team titles and six manufacturer titles, Mercedes-AMG is the most successful manufacturer in the top tier of German touring car racing — and in 2017 the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM will attempt to continue its predecessors’ history of success. Unlike the 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II, the current DTM racing car from Mercedes-AMG Motorsport (pictured: car model 2016) is based on a carbon-fiber chassis; only the rollover structure is still made of steel. The regulations of today’s DTM series require a minimum weight of 1,125 kg, and by introducing an intake air limiter, the output of the 4.0-liter V8 has been set to more than 500 hp at 7,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 500 Nm. The technology in the DTM racing car has also inspired one of the newest AMG heroes: The Mercedes-AMG GT R adopts the same configuration with a V8 front mid-engine and rear transaxle transmission connected by a carbon-fiber torque tube. 105


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