Auto Union Race Cars
On sept. 11th 2004 audi came back to their roots. Back to the place of
birth of the legendary Auto Union racecars. To a city called Zwickau.
So i had the chance to film these beautiful cars which were born in the
same city like me. ;)
Enjoy the incredible sound of these monsters.
Type A (no number) - Driver: The Stig???
Type C (number 5) - Driver: Tom Kristensen
Type D (number 4) - Driver: Martin Tomczyk
Edit March 2010: found a great wallpaper of this event.
Starting the 1909 Blitzen-Benz, UNEDITED, @ Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
The Blitzen-Benz was purpose built to do just one thing, to break speed
records (not racing), and it did repeatedly from 1909 through 1911.
(Edited version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga2HtUHzUuw )
Its speed of 228.1km/h (141.73mph) on April 23rd, 1911, driven by Bob
Burman at Daytona Beach, stood as a record until 1919. Twice the speed of
the fastest airplane, (12 April, 1911, Alfred Leblanc @
69.442mph/111.801kph in a Blériot Blériot) and even shattering the record
speed of 210km/h set by a locomotive in 1903.
This record was not even officially broken in an airplane until 1920!
Of the six originally built, this is one of only two that exist today, and
is displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
While the extended and nuanced effort required to start the Blitzen-Benz on
a cool coastal morning can try the patience of some viewers, its historical
significance and ground-breaking engineering brilliance still place it
amongst the greatest motor-vehicle achievements of all time, and the dozens
witnessing this effort felt it was one of the highlights of many great
moments at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011.
Here's a great collection of vintage and modern images of the Blitzen-Benz
and other historic speed record contenders:
displacement 21500 cc / 1312.0 in³
bore 185 mm / 7.28 in
stroke 200 mm / 7.87 in
power 149.1 kw / 200 bhp @ 1600 rpm
specific output 9.3 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 137.93 bhp per tonne
Auto Union and Mercedes W165 engine starts, LOUD!
Goodwood Festival of Speed FOS 2011, Auto Union Type C & D and Mercedes
W165 engine starts. Awesome sounds, very loud!
Auto Union drivers: Nick Mason and Hans-Joachim Stuck.
Mercedes Silver Arrow W165
Chassis 449547 was the second of the two W165s completed for the 1939
Tripoli Grand Prix. It was considered the slower of the two cars and Lang
was sent out in it with an unfavourable strategy. He nevertheless dominated
the race and if he had wanted, he could have lapped his 'team leader' in
the closing stages. As mentioned the car was only tested and demonstrated
after its debut victory. It remained dormant for over fifty years and is
still only very rarely seen outside of Stuttgart. Celebrating the 75th
anniversary of the 'Silver Arrows,' it is seen here at one of those rare
outings, during the 2009 Retromobile in Paris.
Auto Union Type C
Mercedes-Benz domination in Grand Prix ended with the Auto Union Typ C. It
took a few years to get it right, but Ferdinand Porsche's daring design
with a mid-mounted V16 finally won. It claimed many victories from 1936 to
1938 until the three-liter formula was laid out for 1939.
Horch, Audi, DKW and Wanderer created Auto Union with the help of Ferdinand
Porsche and Adolf Rosenberger. Along with building passenger cars, a goal
of the new company was to enter Grand Prix. They did so in 1934 with a
daring mid-engined race car called the Typ A. This evolved into the
slightly larger Typ B the following year and the Typ C was fitted with a
much larger engine for 1936.
The Type-C was a third evolution of Auto Union's racecar. It primarily
competed with Mercedes-Benz but also raced against Alfa Romeo's 12C-36, the
Maserati V8RI and Bugatti 59/50. Type-Cs won six victories in 1936 and made
Bernt Rosermeyer world champion
Mercedes W154 Warming up Ennstal Jochen Mass
MERCEDES-BENZ W154: Der Höhenstraßen-Sieger
Dieser W154 mit Chassis-Nummer 11 ist jenes Auto, mit dem Rudolf Caracciola
1939 Rekorde fuhr, Hermann Lang auf der Wiener Höhenstraße siegte, und
Juan Manuel Fangio 1951 in Buenos Aires Dritter wurde.
Der 3-Liter V-12 Zylinder mit vier obenliegenden Nockenwellen besaß zwei
Roots-Gebläse mit Stahlrotoren in einem Magnesium-Gehäuse, sie liefen mit
1,5facher Kurbelwellen-Drehzahl und beanspruchten bei 8000 Touren 160 PS
der Höchstleistung. 1939 wurde der W154 modifiziert. Das Trockengewicht
sank von 975 auf 898 kg, mittels Zweistufen-Gebläse wurde die Leistung auf
480 PS getrieben. Der Spritverbrauch lag im Rennen zwischen 120 bis und 145
Liter pro 100 Kilometer, das benötigte Tankvolumen von 400 Liter wurde in
einem Satteltank vor dem Cockpit und einem Hecktank aufgeteilt. Von 16
Rennen gewann der W154 in den Jahren 1938/39 elf.
Old Time Monaco GP 1936,37
Immediately before WWII,GP scenes dominated by Mercedes Benz.
W125 was the most succesful machine, a brilliant performance was shown by
Ace driver Rudi Caracciora.
Only Autounion P-Wargen(TypeD) or fantastic great Italian driver Tazio
Nuvorali registed the Silver Arrow.
The battle between Caracciola & Nuvorali is similar to Senna & Mansell in
'36 winner Rudi was called "Regnen Meister = Rain Master"same as Senna.
'37 winner Von Brauchitsch is the 2nd driver.He made the Neubauer=Team
Director mad to run disregarding the team order.
History repeats itself.
Hey,Lewis!What Ron says need not be heard!
Auto Union Type D V12 warmup
Crosthwaite & Gardiner starting the new recreation for Audi of an Auto
Union Type-D V12 (Silver Arrow) prior to its first test run by Frank Biela
and Nick Mason at Kemble airfield, as featured in Octane Magazine
VSCC Mercedes W154 Demo
In 1938 Mercedes-benz brought W154's to the Donington GP, 70 years later
the VSCC bring one back driven by Tony Dron, turn up those speakers.
RC Live Steam Racing Car Silberpfeil Auto Union
My prototype of a Silberpfeil Auto Union with real live steam engine. No
trick. Real speed. Music by Prallplatte. Full Version will follow sooner or
2011 Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow Concept
For the 2011 Los Angeles Design Challenge, which was seeking to find the
most spectacular new film car for Hollywood, the designers from the
Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studios in Sindelfingen (Germany) and
Carlsbad (USA), have joined the ranks of the screen-writers.
The designers at the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio in Carlsbad,
California have created a Hollywood-style homage for Mercedes-Benz to 125
years of innovation in automotive technology and design. The leading roles
are played by two high-tech characters which have been instrumental in
reconciling safety and stylish design in automobiles: the Mercedes-Benz
Silver Arrow cult racing car and crash test dummies.
The film "Silver Lightning" is set in the near future, in an age of
artificial intelligence. Two crash test dummies by the names of Hans05 and
Franz02 take on evil ruler Dr. Crash-Barrier to save their beloved Mercedes
Silver Arrow. They engage in an action-packed, nerve-jangling duel with the
ruthless battering ram before finally outfoxing him. The Mercedes-Benz
Silver Arrow Concept is a low-lying sculpture on wheels. A feat of
technical innovation is the diagonal, hubless roller which allows steering
in all directions. The futuristic Silver Arrow's proportions are
reminiscent of the legendary sports car from the late 1930s and the
Uhlenhaut SLR from the 1950s.
World smallest V12 engine
Apparently the builder's name is Yesus Wilder and he only used three
materials to build the engine. Stainless steel, aluminum, and bronze.
All credits to him.
Nordschleife Touristenfahrten CRASH Accident Unfall FAIL COMPILATION 2012 RCN VLN Nürburgring
Das Highlight Video 2012
Das Video dient zur Warnung und wie man die Nordschleife nicht befahren
Speichert euch die Notrufnummer ein und probiert immer die anderen zu
Warnen wenn etwas passiert ist.
Ich möchte mich mit diesem Video allen Abonnenten bedanken und allen
Ringfahrer für die vielen Beifahrerrunden.
ICH WÜNSCHE EUCH ALLEN EIN UNFALLFREIES JAHR 2013.