Mercedes-Benz W 125 record-breaking car: 432.7 km/h – a world record for 75 years

432.7 km/h – a world record for 75 years

On 28 January 1938, the Mercedes-Benz W 125 record-breaking car set a world speed record on a public road which still stands to this day: a speed of 432.7 km/h (268.86 mph) was achieved by Rudolf Caracciola. The original vehicle is now showcased to impressive effect at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.Mercedes-Benz W 125 record-breaking car: 432.7 km/h – a world record for 75 years

“Time and again our visitors talk about the spectacular presentation of the Mercedes-Benz W 125 record-breaking car, which is hanging on a vertical wall. Together with six other record-breaking vehicles, the streamlined car adds the impressive finishing touch to the high-bank curve in Legend Room 7‚ ‘Silver Arrows – Races and Records.’ Acoustically, there is even an atmosphere similar to that found on the race track,” explains Michael Bock, Head of Mercedes-Benz Classic.

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