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Grand Prix

Following on from the Benz Tropfenwagen which was involved in Grand Prix motor racing from 1923, the new company went on to dominate much of the 1930s with the famous Silver Arrows – which incidentally gained their name unintentionally; paint had been stripped from the cars to reduce weight.

These cars were often too fast for their Italian counterparts such as Ferrari and Alfa Romeo to compete, claiming many a victory. The cars also set new land speed records of an incredible 270mph. The company raced up until 1939 and ceased at the beginning of World War 2.