This Original Silberpfeil's Return To Life is Magnificent

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OK, this is pretty much why we love cars and Mercedes-Benz in particular. If you have a non-car loving friend that sees the following video and acts like he doesn't know what all the fuss is about with this old cigar-shaped vehicle, than we're very sorry for you.
Made by Mercedes-Benz partner and exquisite Swiss watchmakers from IWC Schaffhausen, the footage contains the short version of how a 1934 Mercedes-Benz W25 Grand Prix car returned to the legendary Klausen Race, which is one of the oldest hill climb events in the world, in Switzerland.

Besides being the original Silver Arrow (Silberpfeil in German), the W25 is also the car that was driven by famed pre-war racing driver Rudolf Caracciola at the last Klausen Race, back in 1934.

If that's not interesting enough, you should learn that the record that the W25 set on the hill climb race then is still unbroken on the original course.

Driven bellow by Roland Asch, who is an ex-Mercedes-Benz driver in the German Touring Car Championship, the original Silberpfeil is a monster of a car that even managed to scare modern F1 driver and champion Lewis Hamilton when he drove it last year.

You will realize that he isn't kidding when you reach the 1:32 minute mark, because that's when the supercharged inline eight cylinder engine is sprung back to life. We recommend watching the following video with a nice set of speakers at a high volume.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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