Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racing sports car.

  • Legend 7: Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racing sports car

  • Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racing sports car.

    Stirling Moss and his navigator Denis Jenkinson piloted this 300 SLR to victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia in a record time which has remained unbeaten to this day. The cars left the start line in Brescia at one-minute intervals – car number 722 stood for the start time of 7:22 a.m. The success of the 300 SLR ensured that Mercedes-Benz would have the 1955 sports-car world championship title to add to its triumph in Formula One.

    • Cylinders 8
    • Displacement 182 cu in
    • Output 302 hp (222 kW)
    • at engine speed 7500/min
    • Top speed 186 mph

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