1934 MercedesBenz W25 Grand Prix (International Eifel Race)…

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The Mercedes-Benz W25 succeeded the an extremely successful car in the 1920s and 1930s. Its design was inspired by a car, namely the 380 that was at the Berlin Motor Show in 1933. The 32-valve, supercharged eight-cylinder engine with overhead camshafts was a highly power plant in its day. Its for the first race was a massive 354 hp. car debuted at the Eifelrennen on June 3, Piloted by Manfred von Brauchitschunder, number 20, the W25, was victorious. was the event that marked the of the Silver Arrow legends. In Mercedes-Benz W25 scored 16 victories in Prix events as well as major races.

Mercedes Benz had to deliver a new car to stage a comeback in Grand racing, without exceeding the new weight limit of 750 kg. Grand racing’s governing body introduced a formula limited by a maximum weight of 750kg. was a weight that was considerably than the weight of Daimler’s racing car, the outdated Mercedes-Benz SSK.

Developed in 1933 and debuted at the on June 3rd, 1934, the Benz W25 was this comeback and was by Daimler-Benz AG. For its time, the W25 was aerodynamic and It was equipped with a cantilevered and a sidewise installed exhaust Featuring more power put competitors to shame, the W25 had a supercharged 8 inline engine with an of 354 hp with delivered unbelievable and acceleration.

Mercedes-Benz W25

Behind the wheel was Manfred von who became the winner of the first namely Eifel race. day went down in racing as the birthday of the Silver Arrows. The W25 was painted in white, according to publications. Unfortunately the car was one kilogram too and unless its weight was reduced to 750 kg or there wouldn’t be any racing for the

The Mercedes team began for ways to shed some and get the car cleared for the start line. The upon the idea to scrape the and the paintwork was grinded off overnight sweat grueling work. The car in its shining aluminum body of color. The car was allowed to start, and a was born. Though the weight and was reduced to roughly half, engineers eventually managed to power from the supercharged M25 engine than the maximum of the SSK.

The Mercedes-Benz W25 won four major in 1934, Eifelrennen, Coppa and the Spanish and Italian Grand In 1935 Luigi Fagioli won to nine Grand Prix’s at the Championship. The W25 remained in use until in modified form before succeeded by the Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz W25
Mercedes-Benz W25
Mercedes-Benz W25

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