The most evocative cars in the motorsport history owe their reputation to fluke. Known as the Silver Arrows, the Mercedes W25 were presented as aluminium ‘bullets’ simply because of a weight restriction at the Eiffel GP in 1934. The Mercedes cars - all painted in Germany’s racing colour of white - weighed just one kilogram more than the Nurburgring’s new weight restriction. Nothing further could be removed from the car to reduce its weight so Mercedes team manager, Alfred Neubauer, suggested stripping the paint down to the hand-bashed aluminium bodywork.
This, combined with their sheer power, gave rise to the name ‘Silver Arrows’.
So powerful was the W25 that when Mercedes driver Ernst Henne tested it at the Nurburgring in 1934 the force of the supercharger took him by such surprise that he finished in a stream at Berwerk, only to be rescued by an old woman.
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