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Mercedes-Benz SSKL Avus Racing Car to Grace the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Mercedes-Benz is celebrating 125 years of its involvement in motorsports. Therefore, the company is gracing the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed with its classic sports cars, and it will be highlighted by the Mercedes-Benz SSKL Avus racing car. The SSKL looked ahead of its time when it came out in 1931. It was the pinnacle of the brand’s S-Series (W06), which came in S, SS and SSK designations. Baron Reinhard von Koenig-Fachsenfeld designed a streamlined the body of the car to be driven by racer Manfred von Brauchitsch at the Avus race in May 1932. The result of the work was an auto with 25 percent less drag than the… Continue Reading »

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