In the 1930s the Germans were the predominant force when it came to auto racing. Both Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union (today’s predecessor of Audi) kept developing a range of ‘silver arrows’ (range of German cars that were developed for Grand Prix racing and painted in silver colour).
And both fought for the title of the fastest racing cars. If Mercedes had the W125 Rekordwagen, Auto Union had their Auto Union Tipo C with Bernd Rosemeyer on the driver’s seat. With a 16 cylinder engine that gave up to 520 hp, this car driven by Rosemeyer on a Frankfurt highway did a top speed of 400 km/hr in 1937. Two such cars were produced. Although the originals do not exist, there is an actual replica of the original that one can see at the Audi Museum.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base) and plexiglas hard-display case|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 2.5 x 2.5|