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1937 Mercedes-Benz W 25 Avus

Mercedes-Benz developed this W 25 streamlined racing car in 1937 specially for the open-formula race on the AVUS circuit in Berlin. Manfred von Brauchitsch drove this W 25 flat out over the long straights and through the new high-banked corner. Hermann Lang won the race in a similar car at an average speed of 162.7 mph – a figure which remained unsurpassed until 1958.

• Cylinders V12
• Displacement 340 cu in
• Output 570 hp (419 kW)
• at engine speed 5800/min
• Top speed 230 mph

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