1903 Benz 60HP Parsifal Rennwagen
This car was built in direct competition with Mercedes: Karl Benz could work up little enthusiasm for motor sports events, but DMG's market success, which was the result of their successful participation in races, eventually made the Mannheim company seriously consider designing a competitive racing car. So they took on the young French designer Marius Barbarou, who was put in charge of the design department with a team of selected colleagues. He developed a few cars and finally landed the big hit with the Benz-Parsifal in 1903.
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