W125 Rekordwagen

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A painting depicted in my newly arrived Mercedes Benz classic magazine reminded me of Mercedes Rekordwagen as driven by Rudolf Caracciola in 1938. Rudolf Caracciola's record of 432.7 km/h (268 mph) over the flying kilometre on 28 January 1938, still remains the fastest ever officially timed speed on a public road as of 2015.

BenzBoost - What car holds the record for highest speed on a public road? The 1938 Mercedes-Benz W125 Rekordwagen

https://www.thenational.ae/lifestyl...-on-a-public-road-in-a-mercedes-benz-1.341943

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_W125_Rekordwagen

 

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Knowing what we do now, I expect that the extreme low drag body gave it some spooky steering characteristics once the lift kicked in.
 
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As the premier car manufacturer in Germany at the time of the rise of the Third Reich it was pretty much inevitable that their names would be linked together. On the one hand one can admire the technical achievment but on the other deplore it used as a demonstration of the "Herrenvolk" .
 

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