Масштабная модель Mercedes W25 1934 Silver
The Birth of a Legend
It was June 2, the eve of the 1934 Eifel Race, when technical inspection was conducted of the participants cars entered for the new 750 кг. racing formula. The white Mercedes Monoposto was found to weigh 751 кг., which threatened to disqualify it for the race. The Mercedes crew, however, refused to give up: that one extra kilogram must be shed somehow. Finally an ingenious idea was proposed that all they had to do was to remove the white paint. So through swelter efforts all night long, the paintwork was sanded off.
The next morning, a new-looking Monoposto with a shining aluminum body came to the start line, weighing exactly 750 кг., and it won! This was a tremendous victory for Mercedes and the driver Manfred von Brauchitsch.
The enthusiastic press nicknamed the car-Silver Arrow,- and rightly they did so. Of the eight Grand Prix races in the first season, the Silver Arrow scored four wins and finished second three times. A legend was born, and it has lived on to this day.
The Silver Arrow W 25 is a true collector’s item for all fans of Silver Arrow Miniatures, and it deserves a place in any collection.
Технические характеристики оригинального автомобиля:
8-cylinder-compressor-engine, Single wheel suspension of the
front axle, De-Dion rear axle.
|Максимальная мощность:||354 л/с при 5,800 об/мин|
|Объем двигателя:||3,364 см.куб|
|Максимальная скорость:||около 300 км/ч|