Add a cockpit to a Mercedes–Benz Silver Arrow and it turns into a speed record mecha with wheels. In October 1934, Rudolf Caracciola used this W25 to break the world record for the one-mile standing start. The same day, on a one-kilometer run, he became the fastest man on a public road, at 197 mph. That road, 30… » 2/26/13 10:15am 2/26/13 10:15am

Mercedes-Benz's Silver Arrows

With yesterday’s acquisition of Brawn GP, Mercedes-Benz will return to Formula One after a 55-year hiatus. Judging by their earlier attempts to build race cars, every team has reason to be very, very afraid. » 11/17/09 2:30pm 11/17/09 2:30pm

Jenson Button Drives 1934 Mercedes-Benz W25

The W25 was the first Silver Arrow, and one of many to make an appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Watch the F1 championship leader drive it 75 years after its German debut. » 7/09/09 9:00am 7/09/09 9:00am