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Looking Back At the Mercedes-Benz W125 Record-Breaking Feat

December 31, 1969

The world speed record for a car on a public road was set by the Mercedes-Benz W125 on the 28th of January 1938 when it reached 268.8 mph or 432.7 km/h. The record set by aerodynamic W125 remains unbroken even up to this date. Although the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport reached a top speed of 269.6 mph or 434 km/h, the feat was achieved at the Ehra-Lessien track of the Volkwagen Group, which is located close to Wolfsburg, Germany. The Mercedes-Benz W125 Silver Arrow was... Continue Reading »

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