T 80: The 3,500 PS record giant of 1939.

The dream of the absolute land speed record.

More than eight metres long, powered by a Daimler-Benz aircraft engine developing up to 2,574 kW (3,500 PS) and designed for a speed of up to 650 km/h: the Mercedes-Benz T 80 of 1939 was the automotive dream of the absolute world land speed record. The vision of breaking the record never became a reality. The Second World War prevented the planned record-breaking runs from taking place. But the fascination with the T 80 still endures even eight decades later. For many years it has been represented by the original body and wheels exhibited in the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

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