But remember, please, the Law by which we live,|
We are not built to comprehend a lie,
We can neither love nor pity nor forgive -
If you make a slip in handling us, you die.
|Seen for the first time!|
Mercedes-Benz T90 - The Grand Prix car that never was.
Released from constraints of the 750kg formula, in 1937 the designers started
thinking primarly of fully enclosed streamliners for the 1938 season.
On 22 March 1937 the Porsche organisation showed Daimler-Benz executives two proposals for the
1938 GP car. Both were rear engined on a 280 cm wheelbase with swing-axle rear
suspension and fuel tanks along the sides. A quarter scale model of one of the cars
was made and tunnel-tested together with Daimler-Benz' own design.
The results indicated that the Porsche car had lower Cd but was less stable than the
Daimler-Benz car. Daimler-Benz decided to build a front engined car but made improvements to the body
in accordance with the test results.
2001 Aldo Zana suddenly found the plans for the Porsche car named Typ-90 in the Daimler Benz archives and
they are shown here to the public as far as I know for the very first time.