Not Really a Catamaran

From one of my favorite space machine designers, Daniel Simon. Not a cat, but at first glance…

1937-39 Mercedes T80
With a 44.5 liter V12 engine, 3000hp, Ferdinand Porsche design, and a speed record target at 750km/h ( 470 mph ), this 6-wheeled monster was developed to beat existing British and American records of the time – on a German Autobahn. It never happened. “


4 thoughts on “Not Really a Catamaran”

  1. It was probably a government grant! It takes a lot to attain that speed with conventional fuel, rubber, oil, springs on a conventional road.
    They got the shape close to optimal (the front and back need stabilizers).
    Porche builders get my respect for durability and performance. I don’t think they build cars by hand anymore for the last 20 years or so.

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