A look inside the Benz museum
1939 Mercedes-Benz T80
Believe it or not, this was actually designed by Ferdinand Porsche, and featured one of TG's favourite type of engine. An aero engine. You're looking at a 2960hp, 44.5-litre V12 with a theoretical top speed of 600kph. But the outbreak of WW2 meant that it was never completed and thus never tested on the road. Shame.
But maybe if you ask Mercedes very nicely indeed...
(Words: Vijay Pattni, Photography: Iain Curry)