The T80 was a six-wheeled vehicle built by Mercedes-Benz, developed and designed by Ferdinand Porsche and completed in 1939. It was intended to break the world land speed record, but never made the attempt, the project having been overtaken by the outbreak of World War II. The projected speed for the T80 was 750 km/h (466 mph) and its astonishing design still fascinates to this day.
Below you will find photos regarding the project T80. Photos taken from our private archive of rare original images documenting Mercedes’ history. Keeping in mind this was a project of the late 1930’s, the design and intention behind the project is all the more amazing!
For more information on the T80, please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_T80