A Mercedes-Benz record almost for eternity.
With the Mercedes-Benz W 125 12-cylinder record car on 28 Jan. 1938 racing driver Rudolf Caracciola set the world speed rec. on a pub. road.

Fascination high speed.

Project "Electric High Speed".

Outstanding design concepts.

Flashback: the 1937 motorsport year.

Aerodynamics: ideas from aircraft construction.

Systematic streamlining.

Engine cooling: ice water instead of airflow.

Success of all works.

"The car sits beautifully on the road."

A model for efficiency.