Mercedes and IWC Schaffhausen have teamed up to recreate a world speed record setting event from 1934.

Mercedes and IWC Schaffhausen have teamed up to recreate a world speed record setting event from 1934.

Almost 80 years ago, Mercedes traveled to the Klausenpass pass in Switzerland to attempt to break the world speed record in a Silver Arrow W25. The attempt was a success as the car ran a mile (1.6 km) in 30.71 seconds at an average speed of 317.5 km/h (197.2 mph) which is pretty insane for the era.

As former Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton notes, "It's incredible how far motor racing has come. I've had the privilege of driving that car, the W25, and it scared the life out of me."

 

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