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1909 Benz 200 HP - In 1911, Bob Burman clocked up 228.1 km/h on the sand track at Daytona beach. This made the “Blitzen-Benz”, as the model was known in the USA, the fastest vehicle in the world – even faster than any aeroplane or train. The record was to stand for eight years.

1978 Mercedes-Benz C 111-III set nine world records, including an average speed of 319 km/h over 1,000 miles

1936 Mercedes-Benz W 25 Streamliner set multiple world speed records at the hands of Rudolph Caracciola