Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II race car. This impressive car was officially unveiled in 1990 at the Geneva Motor Show and it features a unique and striking aerodynamic body kit with massive bumpers and flared wheel arches and with an oversized rear wing.
The Mercedes is celebrating 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II had also an optimized chassis and 17-inch wheels. Under the hood, the 2.5 liter engine was able to deliver 235 horsepower. As a result, the German race car was able to run from stand still to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 7.1 seconds, while the top speed was clocked at 250 km/h (155 mph).
The production ended in May 1990 and 502 units were assembled in order to comply with FIA regulations for homologation of Group A vehicles for DTM. The first race of the Mercedes-Benz 190E Evo II was in 1990 at the Nurburgring and by the end of the year, the Germans managed to hatch the third place with Kurt Thiim.Source: Mercedes-Benz