German engineer Karl Schlör who had experience working for the Aerodynamic Research Institute in Göttingen was interested to develop a vehicle that had the lowest drag coefficient (Cd) and therefore began working on it in 1936.
For his project, he picked up the rear-engine model of Mercedes 170H and asked bodybuilding specialist Gebr. Ludewig GmbH to construct the aluminium body. After doing the required wind tunnel tests, it was found that this car had a Cd (drag coefficient) of just 0.186. With such an astounding result, he launched his product at the 1939 Berlin Auto Show. It was here that the public nicknamed this Schlorwagen model as “Egg car” (since it resembled an egg).
But plans to produce this car got shelved as the World War II was still raging. Then in 1942, Schlör made use of a captured Russian plane propeller engine and fixed it to the rear of his car, discarding the old Mercedes 170H engine. The initial trials were successful. Then one day he and his friend Hans Becker took drove this egg-shaped turbine car on the Göttingen-Kassel autobahn (highway) and drove at a speed of 180 km/hr.
A very rare collectible with only 333 pieces created.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case|
|- Only 333 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||7 x 3 x 3|