Mercedes-Benz W 25 “Avus” streamlined racing car.

Mercedes-Benz developed this W 25 streamlined racing car in 1937 specially for the open-formula race on the AVUS circuit in Berlin. Manfred von Brauchitsch drove this W 25 flat out over the long straights and through the new high-banked corner. Hermann Lang won the race in a similar car at an average speed of 162.7 mph – a figure which remained unsurpassed until 1958.

  • Cylinders V12
  • Displacement 340 cu in
  • Output 570 PS (419 kW)
  • at engine speed 5800/min
  • Top speed 230 mph