Update-Minolta Vs Sauber Revisted

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    After reading many various threads and comparisons over the internet of which car is the best, Toyota MINOLTA Toyota 88C-V Race Car '89 versus the Mercedes-Benz Sauber C9 Race Car '89 I decided to do "Non Bias" extensive testing myself...

    Controlled Testing:
    Both cars were new and pure bone stock with -0- mileage.
    Both cars had NO oil change.
    Both cars had NO equipment modifications added.
    Both cars had no special tuning of any type.
    Both cars used the original equipped tires.
    And... Not even a car wash, tested directly from the dealership, again pure bone stock as they came.

    Important Note: Other Le Mans type race cars such as the Nissans, 787B, Jag, Bentley, etc were not tested as it is usually common knowledge in general that the Minolta and the Sauber are the fastest of the bunch in most circumstances, however handling varies much in this regard.

    The results:

    1)
    Test Track Machine Test 400-Minolta Average 3 Runs = 0.9.179
    Test Track Machine Test 400-Sauber Average 3 Runs = 0.9.320

    2)
    Test Track Machine Test 1000-Minolta Average 3 Runs = 0.16.102
    Test Track Machine Test 1000-Sauber Average 3 Runs = 0.16.175

    3)
    Test Track Machine Test Top Speed-Minolta Average 3 Runs = 233.9 mph
    Test Track Machine Test Top Speed-Sauber Average 3 Runs = 235.2 mph (This Surprised Me)

    4)
    Vegas Drag Strip Machine Test 400-Minolta Average 3 Runs = 0.9.169
    Vegas Drag Strip Machine Test 400-Sauber Average 3 Runs = 0.9.324

    5)
    Test Track "B spec Setting 3 Steady" 1 Full Lap-Minolta Average 3 Runs = 1.40.877
    Test Track "B spec Setting 3 Steady" 1 Full Lap-Sauber Average 3 Runs = 1.40.212

    6)
    Test Track "B spec Setting 4 Fast" 1 Full Lap-Minolta Average 3 Runs = 1.40.448
    Test Track "B spec Setting 4 Fast" 1 Full Lap-Sauber Average 3 Runs = 1.40.116

    7)
    Test Track "Me In A spec" 1 Full Lap-Minolta = 1.41.292
    Test Track "Me In A spec" 1 Full Lap-Sauber = 1.41.038

    8)
    Le Mans de la Sarthe I With Chicanes 1 Lap Practice In "B spec"-Minolta = 3.20.792
    Le Mans de la Sarthe I With Chicanes 1 Lap Practice In "B spec"-Sauber = 3.20.781

    9) Further...
    "Me Running In A spec" At Le Mans de la Sarthe I With Chicanes 1 Lap Practice... The Sauber was quicker around almost every time, however handling felt a bit better to me in the Minolta.

    Test Conclusion
    Without Bias... I was surprised that overall the Sauber wins for best fastest race car.

    1ST PLACE:

    Mercedes-Benz Sauber C9 Race Car '89 (Best Le Mans 24Hr Race Car).jpg

    2ND PLACE:

    Toyota MINOLTA Toyota 88C-V Race Car '89 (1).jpg