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Mercedes-Benz T 80 world record car.

Mercedes-Benz T 80 world record car.

Designed by Ferdinand Porsche, powered by the DB 603 aero engine and developing 3,000 hp: The T 80 was to become the world’s fastest car on four wheels and reach a speed of 373 mph on the motorway near Dessau in early 1940. However, the outbreak of World War II prevented the car from being completed, and the T 80 never hit the road.

  • Cylinders V12
  • Displacement 2717 cu in
  • Output 3000 hp (2206 kW) (planed)
  • at engine speed 3200/min
  • Top speed 373 mph (planed)

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