I am very happy to present you another joint project, which was created by my buddy Lukas and me. Lukas wrote a report which I don’t want to withhold from you - I just took some pictures. Have fun!
The DTM at the beginning of the 90s, a series that is gaining more and more popularity. On the one hand this is due to the spectacular races with many position fights, of which there are 2 every weekend, as well as the drivers and their race touring cars according to the Group A regulations.
In the 1992 season Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz compete against each other. Audi wants to create the historic title hattrick with its luxury class Audi V8 Quattro after 1990 and 1991. In the BMW camp, the chances of winning the title are internally very low, as the E30 M3, according to its own statement, is already somewhat outdated in the meantime. Mercedes wants to finally bring the 1992 title to Stuttgart after the factory entry into the DTM in 1988.
In order to reach this goal the Mercedes Benz 190E 2,5 16 Evo 2 will be completely revised over the winter 1991/92. Thus the 190 Evo anno 1992 has a power steering, a servo support brake system and ABS. The newly developed 6-speed racing transmission in the Mercedes is coupled only to shift down. The four-cylinder engine produces around 380 hp at 9500 rpm. The rims of the racing sedan come from OZ and measure 9x18 inches at the front and rear axle. The price for this sports car in 1992 was around 350.000 D-Mark. (180.000 Euro).
8 drivers are allowed to take a seat in the factory Mercedes in the 1992 season. One of these 8 was no less than the Formula 1 world champion of 1982, Keke Rosberg. He quickly finds his way around in his first DTM season. Already on the 3rd race weekend on the airfield circuit in Wunstorf he celebrates his first victory. Throughout the season Rosberg regularly manages to score points or finish on the podium. After 12 race weekends and 24 classification runs at the end of the season, Keke is now in 5th place in the drivers’ standings. For Mercedes Benz, the 1992 season was a great success, in which not only Klaus Ludwig won the drivers’ title, but also the brand and team classification.
The car of Keke Rosberg Autoart has taken on in the middle of the 2000s as a 1:18 miniature. The 190 is painted in perfect silver. Decorated with dozens of autographs from celebrities and athletes. With these signatures and the “Berlin 2000" lettering, the intention was to draw attention to Berlin’s bid for the 2000 Olympic Games. Autoart typically convinced the model with all sorts of details and fine attachments. The bonnet and boot lid can be opened as well as all 4 doors of the Benz. From the oil dipstick to the finely designed dashboard to the safety tank in the trunk, Autoart has implemented many details of the original in the model. Not for nothing is this model nowadays sought after and far away from the prices you paid at that time at your trusted model dealer.