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Mille Miglia – Sit Shotgun with Sterling Moss 360 Degree Film

Sterling Moss
Mercedes-Benz-300-SLR

 

Today the 2015 running of the Mille Miglia begins and Mercedes-Benz has combined the old and the new with the creation of a cutting edge 360 degree film to mark a special anniversary.

A little over 60 years ago, on 1st May 1955, Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson won the Mille Miglia in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR – number 722. They drove flat out for 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds and averaged 98 miles per hour – all on public roads.

It was recognised as one of the greatest feats of driving ever – their record still stands today.

In 1955, the W 196 R racers were the most advanced cars in the world – they won every race they finished and used cutting edge materials.

At a time when road cars would struggle to hit 70 mph, the W 196 R could exceed 180 mph. Today only eight examples still exist, but now and again they’re let loose…

Sixty years on, Sir Stirling Moss has been reunited with the 300 SLR number 722, on the very same roads on which he won.

The film released today allows you to control the camera and watch from nearly any angle as Sir Stirling Moss takes ‘722’ on the roads he and Denis Jenkinson set records on. Three dimensional sound makes the footage even more vivid.

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Mercedes Teases the GLA – First Official Pictures Leaked.

Mercedes GLA 250 Official

Well it look’s like Mercedes are the next victim of trying to tease there next model, at the same time the full official images are being leaked.

Here are the first images of Mercedes Benz GLA crossover, The GLA will be officially unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and is powered by the same 2.0 litre turbo as the A250 albeit some recalibration to ensure more low down torque to deal with 208bp mated to the haldex 4MATIC and a 7G-DCT gearbox.

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Dynamo Sets Track Alight In Mercedes-Benz Challenge

Dynamo vs. Coulthard
Last night renowned magician, Dynamo, stunned Formula One™ legend David Coulthard by completing a blindfolded, fire-laden run in a Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG… impressive in itself, but it proved to be a prelude to a much bigger mindreading feat.

The specially created circuit was first driven by David Coulthard, who set the lap pace of 38.57 seconds. Dynamo then attempted to beat the time whilst blindfolded, with parts of the track set on fire, and with David in the passenger seat.

Getting around the track unscathed was impressive enough to David, but the real awe came when Dynamo revealed the true outcome in the never-seen-before challenge – Dynamo had correctly predicted and spelt out David’s guess of his lap time, 1:25, in flames, across the track.
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Dynamo Magician Vs David Coultard – Updated With Official Video

Dynamo V Coultard
Mercedes-Benz UK has teamed up with renowned magician, Dynamo and Formula One legend David Coulthard to complete a unique challenge involving a blindfolded dynamo, and a fire-laden run in an SL 63 AMG…

The Mercedes-Benz campaign launches tonight (1st August) at 22:00, with footage of the astonishing feat available on www.DynamoVCoulthard.com, following the TV premiere on Watch at 21:00 during the final episode of ‘Dynamo: Magician Impossible’.

Theres not a lot of information about whats going to happen but it involves the Bradfords answer to Paul Daniels with David Coultard looking rather puzzled.

Who Knows it might be sponsored by Pirelli so there may be some unexpected fireworks and tyres fitted the wrong way round…

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Ex-Juan Manuel Fangio 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 sells at Goodwood FOS for a World Record £19,601,500

Fangio's - 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196

The 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R Formula 1 Single-Seater breaks the following auction world records:


• Most valuable motor car ever sold at auction
• Most valuable Formula 1 racing car ever sold
• Most valuable Mercedes-Benz

Automotive history was made at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale today, when the car that took five-time champion Juan Manuel Fangio to the second of his Formula 1 world titles achieved a record-breaking figure of £19,601,500 (US$29,650,095, €22,701,864).

The car becomes the most valuable motor vehicle ever sold at auction, beating the previous record of £10,086,400 set by a Ferrari in 2011.

Robert Brooks, Bonhams Chairman, said: “I have handled some of the world’s most desirable and important motor cars during a motoring auction career spanning five decades, but I have reached a peak today with this legendary Grand Prix car. It was a personal privilege to preside over the sale of this vehicle, which is not only one of the most significant motor cars of the 20th century, but also the most important historic Grand Prix racing car ever offered for sale.”

Doug Nye, racing historian, said: “If he were here today Fangio would shake his head and smile his slow smile. He was a humble man, originally a mechanic from a potato town in Argentina – and he never forgot his roots. As a driver, he was simply a genius. As a man he had no enemies. He was universally loved, even by those he regularly beat on track. No standard-setting sportsman could have a better epitaph.
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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive – record time of 7:56.234

 The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive circled the Nürburgring Nordschleife (“north loop”) in a record time of 7:56.234 minutes. Therefore, the electric AMG super sports car is at the same time the first electrically-powered series production vehicle, which masters the legendary race track in under eight minutes. The record time of the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive was notarially certified. Two weeks after the first overall win for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 in the
24 Hours Nürburgring, a further member of the SLS AMG family impressively demonstrates its potential on the most difficult race track worldwide.

SLS AMG COUPE Electric Drive - 7:56.234

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Rain, fog, red-flag at this years ADAC Nurburgring 15h Race #nring #24h

Black Falcon SLS AMG Wins 2013 Nurburgring 24H
The Black Falcon team of Bernd Schneider, Sean Edward/Jeroen Bleekemolen/Nicki Thiim have won the 2013 Nurburgring 24 Hours with a incredibly tight margin of two minutes 39 seconds. It was the first ever win at the event for Mercedes after many races at the VLN improved the handling on the infamous circuit.

Heavy rain forced race control during the night to interrupt the race for more than nine hours. Numerous accidents caused a treacherous mix of oil, mud and rain water on the track.

Coming in second place was the BMW Z4 GT3 Driven by Maxime Martin (BE) who brought the number 25 BMW Sports Trophy Team car home. As well as Martin, Yelmer Buurman (NL), Andrea Piccini (IT) and Richard Göransson (SE) were also in action over the course of the eventful race.

After 88 laps of the 25.378-kilometre circuit, the runner-up car was 2:39.781 minutes behind the winning Mercedes SLS.
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