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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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