Silver Arrow Speed Record Recreated
Mercedes-Benz and IWC take the Silver Arrow W25 to the Klaussen Pass in Switzerland to recreate historic speed record
by John Clark | 07 October 2013
Bringing the legendary Silver Arrow W 25 to the Klaussen pass in Switzerland, Mercedes-Benz and IWC Schaffhausen attempted to recreate the 1934 world speed record set by the Silver Arrow W 25.
The Silver Arrow W 25 won 11 Grand Prix championships between 1934-1936 and could run a mile in a mere 30.76 seconds at an average top speed of 197 mph. Keep in mind this was in 1934, a time and speed like this is impressive even by today’s standards.
Lewis Hamilton, Former Formula One World Champion, commented on the W 25, “.. I’ve had the privilege of driving that car, and it scared the life out of me.”
Watch the video below for a great look at the Silver Arrow W25 both in 1934 and today.