Built with the aim of breaking the 200 km/h, the Blitzen Benz features a 4 cylinders engine based on the Grand Prix car. But its not the 4 cyl you might have in your Golf, the displacement was enlarged to 21.5 liters (1310ci) and the output reached 200bhp. On April 23, 1911, on Daytona beach, the pilot Bob Burman recorded an average speed of 225.65 km/h, faster than any vehicle on land had ever been. The record remained unbroken until 1919.
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