432.7 km/h: speed record in a Mercedes-Benz

  • Date
    28 January 1938
  • Description
    On the Frankfurt - Darmstadt motorway Rudolf Caracciola reaches a speed of 432.7 km/h for the kilometre with flying start. This is the fastest speed ever achieved on a normal public road - a record that remains unbeaten to this day.
January 28, 1938. Record-breaking attempts, Frankfurt-Darmstadt autobahn. Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz W 125 12-cylinder record-breaking car.
At the wheel of this record car, Rudolf Caracciola established a new record on the Darmstadt – Frankfurt/Main motorway. One kilometer from a flying start at an average speed of 432 km/h.
W 125 speed records: Autobahn Frankfurt - Darmstadt, 1938
28 January 1938. Record-breaking attempts on the Frankfurt-Darmstadt Reichsautobahn. Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz 12-cylinder W 125 record-breaking car at Frankfurt am Main airport.
W 125 speed records: Frankfurt - Darmstadt, 1938