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JP Kraemer and Matthias Malmedie: The 12-cylinder record car W 125.

JP Kraemer and Matthias Malmedie within the “holy halls” of Mercedes-Benz: In this extra episode, they talk about the record-breaking Mercedes-Benz 12-cylinder W 125. Its backbone consisted of an extremely sturdy, tubular oval frame made from special steel, with four cross members. It benefited from tests with production car frames as, for instance, the one used on the 1938 generation of the Mercedes-Benz 230.

The Mercedes-Benz W 125 broke the record in speed on a public road in 1938.