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Mercedes Benz W125

When the Mercedes team rolled its new W125 off the boat in Tripoli in early 1937, the 750 kg era of motor racing was about to begin its final year, and the W125 was developed specifically for that single year. So it was that Mercedes Benz’ W125 dominated the racing world with victories in the Grand Prix in Tripoli and the Avus Race, double victories in the Grands Prix in Germany, Italy and Brinn, triple victories in the Grands Prix in Monaco and Switzerland.

The W125’s Roots supercharged 5.6 litre, desmodromic inline 8, produced 595 bhp (444 kW) and had been shoehorned into a chassis that fell under the 750 kg limit by a single kilogram, and the engine weighed a full one third of the car’s entire dry weight! The W125 remained the most powerful racing car produced for 3 decades, until large capacity American-built V8 engines in CanAm sportcars reached similar power in the mid 1960s. In Grand Prix racing itself, the figure was not exceeded until the early 1980s, with the appearance of turbo-charged engines in Formula One.

40.5cm x 50.8cm |16" x 20"

Museum-quality posters printed on thick archival matte paper.

  • Paper thickness: 0.26mm | 10.3 mil
  • Paper weight: 189 g/m² | 5.57 oz/y²
  • Opacity: 94%
  • ISO brightness: 104%
  • Paper is sourced from Japan

This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!

Please note: This print is shipped rolled, in a heavyweight transport tube.

It's advised to either reverse roll, or press with heavy flat object overnight. The edge of the paper may have a visible border to ensure correct trimming by the printer. You can trim this border with a sharp blade, or leave it if your frame has a matboard.