25 Luxury Car Facts Most People Don’t Know
25.Fastest Speed Recorded on the Autobahn was 268 MPH by Mercedes W125
When you think precision automotive engineering, your probably at least spare a synapse or two for the glories of the German car industry. And when you think speed, you definitely think the Autobahn—those magical highways without hard speed limits, where a man can push his ride to the limit, every time. What you probably don’t know is the long history of absurdly high speeds on the Autobahn.
Case in point: one of the highest recorded speeds on a public roadway was set by a Mercedes Benz W125, which reached 268mph on the Autobahn. In 1938. In an era when telephones were still a novelty, they were outstripping most modern supercars. Kinda makes you think . . .