27 ene. 2017

VIDEO Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR wind brake!

I didn't know about this amazing feature of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Le Mans racer! You can see the airbrake in action at minute 1:24 below, on a video from the disastrous 1955 Le Mans race. This 'wind brake' was an innovative idea that helped Mercedes, since their car had drum brakes, while the Jaguar D-Type had discs.

More info and photo source: claspgarage.blogspot.cl.


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