With only 502 road going examples ever built, 500 being black, the long named Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16v Evolution II was apparently completely sold out before it was presented at Geneva in 1990. The Evo II wore a heavily revised bodykit compared to its predecessor, this was developed in a wind tunnel at the university of Stuttgart by Prof. Richard Eppler where it famously reduced drag and increased downforce. Rumours had it, that BMW's research and development chief, Wolfgang Reitzle commented: "the laws of aerodynamics must be different between Munich and Stuttgart; if that rear wing works, we'll have to redesign our wind tunnel." Apparently, they did! The Evo II went on to emphatically dominate the 1992 DTM series with the championship win and 46 podium finishes.
Designed by Gérard Ducarouge and built by team Lotus, the 97T participated in the 1985 Formula One season. During this year, Ayrton Senna signed for the team and along with Elio de Angelis they scored three grand prix and achieved eight pole positions. Senna came from Toleman and was in this car that he won his first Grand Prix in Estoril Circuit, on serious wet conditions.
This rock star won in the DTM Championship in 1993 with the drivers Alessandro Nannini and Nicola Larini, the latter also the first in the Drivers Championship with no fewer than 10 wins out of 20 races