[Sauber-AMG is considered by many as a sleeping giant: they have the second-biggest budget among the teams (only Porsche has bigger), but their successes are less frequent than Ferrari, Matra, Mazda, and Panoz, although winning the Nurburgring 24 Hours five times in 12 occasions and a 1-2-3 at Le Mans six years ago, along with the distinction of being the winningest European team, shows that the team is always a dark horse to watch out for. This year, AMG focused on the car’s energy recovery, which was seen by team principal Odessa Hakkojen as “too inconsistent”, and adapted the diffused wing solution Mazda has used to replace the old two-box rear end, to create the C295.]
Introducing Sauber-Mercedes’ C295, which comes with a longer name than the one on the headline (trust me, it’s longer), a 1.8-liter turbodiesel inline-6 and bearing/flywheel KERS. It’s supposed to be polished silver, so I apologize if the color looks flat.
I finally got around to building a LEGO car in Tiny Turbo scale (again), thanks in large part to Flickr user //PROTOTYP, who dropped his 2015 Le Mans cars just as I was binge-watching both Truth in 24 films and races in Sebring and Le Mans from 2009 onwards.
This is the 14th in a 16-part preview for a fictional 100th running of the endurance classic, where 48 (!!!!!!!!!) cars from 16 (!!!!!!!!!) manufacturerstackle the Circuit de La Sarthe and try to outlast each other for 24 hours.
The plan is to make all 48 cars, both individually and as a team, then pop Bluerender to get them rendered before this year’s Le Mans race. Vignettes, studio shots and on-site shots will come up by then. Oh, and did I mention that I will post instructions for all three come race day?