The battle of the silver arrows

Nowadays, the number of car manufacturers is increasing and the automotive market is full of options, But it was not always like this. Since the origins of the car more than 100 years old, many brands have tried to be the many drivers that would provide a means of transport in the world, but few have been getting along history.

Autounion flecha de plataAs these days, some brands participating in competitions worldwide license to develop and improve their range of vehicles, and as now the competition was fierce.

Today we are going to talk about one of the most interesting stories between 2 rival brands history, with Mercedes and Autounion (current Audi) fighting to be the best brand of German cars of the time, and future.

Mercedes-Benz flecha de plataIn those years, all German racing cars were painted white, but to win, It was necessary to seek a plus and reduce weight, since the benefits of both brands were virtually identical.

An engineer came to remove the vehicle paint, and that made win 2 Extra kilos and thanks to being lighter, your vehicle won. Thereafter German cars became silver and fierce competition continued in a very interesting way. A rivalry that still exists.

Surely, the story is not so dense when it comes to the automotive world, ¿Appears in the? Do not miss the video:

Adrián Osés, Locos Engine.

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Adrián Osés
Author: Adrián Osés Motorsport enthusiast and Engineering, founder and editor of Mad Engine.