A very special car will be on display at this weekends NEC Classic Motor Show – The 1939 two-stage supercharged V12 Auto Union D-type, that battled the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows 75 years ago, will be showcased on the Classic & Sports Car magazine stand in Hall 9, courtesy of Audi Tradition.
Much has been written about the difficult handling characteristics of this car, but its tremendous power and acceleration were undeniable – a driver could induce wheel spin at over 100 mph (160 km/h). The dominance of the Silver Arrows of both brands was only stopped by the outbreak of World War II in 1939.
Ticket prices range from £18.50 when purchased in advance. For more information on the Footman James Classic Motor Show or Classic Motorbike Show, visit www.necclassicmotorshow.com.