Mercedes Benz 300SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé. Daimler-Benz developed this hardtop version of the 300SLR racing car for the 1956 season. The Mercedes-Benz 300SLR (W196S) was a 2-seat sports racer that took part in the 1955 World Sportscar Championship before a catastrophic crash and fire at Le Mans later that year ended its domination prematurely. Two of the nine 300SLR rolling chassis produced were converted into 300SLR/300SL hybrids. Effectively road legal racers, they had coupé styling, gull-wing doors, and a footprint midway between the two models.
When Mercedes cancelled its racing programme after the Le Mans disaster, the hybrid project was shelved. Company design chief Rudolf Uhlenhaut, architect of both the 300SLR racer and the hybrids, appropriated one of the leftover mules as his personal driver. Capable of approaching 290 km/h (180 mph), the Uhlenhaut Coupé was far and away the fastest road car in the world in its day.
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