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Mercedes Benz W154

The Mercedes-Benz W154 was the ultimate pre-war Grand Prix car, boasting the most powerful normally aspirated engine seen in Grand Prix racing until the turbo era in the 1980s…

Built in response to the new formula for 1938, which specified a maximum capacity of 3,0000 cc for super-charged engines and 4,500 cc for normally aspired. The Mercedes M154 boasted a 60° V-12 with 48 valves, twin Roots superchargers and no less than nine oil pumps; it also used an unusual fuel mixture which combined methyl alcohol, nitrobenzene, acetone, and sulphuric either. Consuming an estimated litre of fuel for every kilometre (2.8 mpg), the W154 had to carry more than 400 litres (88 gal) of fuel in two tanks: one in the tail and the other between the driver’s seat and the engine, and rather unusually, fuel was also used to cool the pistons!

Wherever the W154’s went during the ’38 and ’39 seasons, victory followed including a triple victory in French Grand Prix on 3 July 1938 at Reims.

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.

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