1934 Mercedes-Benz W25 Record

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n 1934, Caracciola succeeds in establishing several class records on the Gyon speed track in Hungary and on the Avus in a modified W 25. On 30October he establishes a world record, covering a measured mile in 30.71 seconds with a standing start. The performance of the record car wasincreased to 430 hp, its transmission ratios were changed, and its cockpit was equipped with a lining which made Caracciola dub the car racinglimousine, but apart from that, it had the same design features as a standard W 25 racing car. It achieved a speed of 317.5 km/h. -- DaimlerChrysler


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