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The eternal record.

Rudolf has held the speed record for 75

Portrait with a winner. The W 125 is today known as a automotive It’s perfect design the car with a superbe aerodnymaic value.

The Rainmaster becomes the

racing driver of his time.

The are anything but the famous “Sepp weather”. No rain, no wet ground. Yet these conditions made Caracciola so unforgettable – 20 years Herberger went on to lead the national soccer team to its title in Berne. The experts and the gave the exceptionally successful Mercedes-Benz driver the title of After Caracciola repeatedly sensational demonstrations of his prowess on roads, his title was even in English. Despite numerous accidents, Rudolf Caracciola was the top driver during the 1920s and winning the German Grand six times.

During the famous Silver era from 1934 until he also won three European These are the equivalent of today’s Formula One World Championship

Last preparations before the Caracciola’s racing team is to support both man and machine for the

Speed record in

Today on January 1938, Caratsch, as he is by many, needs anything but The conditions have to be perfect. on the level stretch of the brand-new between Frankfurt and Darmstadt. he is sure that he will the speed record with his W the record-winning Mercedes-Benz 12-cylinder In the previous months, Mercedes-Benz have worked miracles. have almost perfected the engine thanks to numerous such as piston clearance, intake manifolds and compressor

The MD-25-DAB-V12 engine has an output of 736 kW at 5,800 rpm. The vehicle exists and can be studied at the Mercedes-Benz


With a peak output of more than 730 hp, he has the powerful automobile engine yet by Mercedes-Benz. But will it be enough? Is the car enough? Only a few months the predecessor version lost adherence at approximately 400 km/h and up at the front.

The highest speed

of all time.

On cloudy morning the car is polished to a shine and radiates an aura of And it is also considerably safer its predecessor. It is only 5 o’clock in the yet Caracciola is ready and waiting. he forces himself to wait the morning frost has thawed. after 8 o’clock the time has Squeezed into the almost cockpit, he takes an initial run. He seems almost at how wonderfully the car sits on the road. Caracciola, who is hardly known as a now knows no limits. The final are made and at a time at which begin their working day he out to create a new world record the of which the world has never The public, the press and the engineers to the compressor engine start. hold their breath.

World record unbroken –

The only lasts for a few minutes. the times from the first are announced. The flying kilometer after the final acceleration was at a speed of 428.5 km/h. The run after changing tires was faster. After a flying Rudolf Caracciola achieved an speed of 432.7 km/h. The speed ever timed on a road – a record which unbroken today.

Tragic death of a

Yet this day is by a tragedy. His competitor and friend, Rosemeyer, dies a short later on the same route his attempt to beat the best in a car from the successful Auto Following the fatal accident, attempts to break the record discontinued. Rudolf Caracciola to compete in classic racing. In he wanted to race in Indianapolis; he suffered an accident during when he was struck in the face by a In those days the driver’s was only protected by simple In 1952 he attempted a comeback at the Miglia in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL and took place. During the same he took Swiss citizenship and in the Swiss Grand Prix.

Yet as a result of a serious accident he was forced to retire from his racing career. Caratsch of liver failure on 28th 1959 in Kassel at the age of 58.

The Mercedes-Benz W 125 record car.


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