Mercedes-Benz W 125 12-cylinder record car.

  • Legend 7: Mercedes-Benz W 125 12-cylinder record car

  • Mercedes-Benz W 125 12-cylinder record car.

    Driving this completely newly developed record car in January 1938, Rudolf Caracciola recorded the highest speed ever attained on a public road to this day. On the motorway between Frankfurt and Darmstadt, he reached a record speed of 268.9 mph – the average of two attempts over one kilometre each.

     

    • Cylinders V12
    • Displacement 340 cu in
    • Output 736 hp (541 kW)
    • at engine speed 5800/min
    • Top speed 268.9 mph

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