Mercedes Benz SSKL with a streamlined body built in 1932

“Silver Arrow”: That’s what Paul Laven, one of the first radio reporters for live broadcasting, called the car speeding by at the 1932 AVUS race.

The victory of the Mercedes-Benz SSKL with a streamlined body at the international AVUS race in Berlin on May 22, 1932, driven by racing driver Manfred von Brauchitsch, changed the racing world forever.

The SSKL was created as a unique object and has an aerodynamically optimized body on a normal SSKL chassis. The vehicle achieves a maximum speed of around 235 km/h.