See a 360-Degree Video of Stirling Moss in the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR
Sir Stirling Moss is reunited with the winning 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR.
Sir Stirling Moss' stunning victory in a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR at the 1955 Mille Miglia race cemented both racer and car into legend. The famed race, which ran for 30 years from 1927 through 1957, spanned approximately 1,000 miles around the public roads of Italy.
Moss' 300 SLR is one of the all-time great race cars and packed a 3.0-liter inline-eight front mid-mounted engine making 310 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque. Moss and his co-driver Denis Jenkinson left the starting line at 7:22 a.m, on May 1st, the second day of the race. The 300 SLR ripped past the other contenders through the course of the 1,000 miles, averaging 98 mph, resulting in a total time of 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds, over thirty minutes ahead of the second place finisher.
Now, Mercedes reunites Stirling Moss with the very same 300 SLR which he used to win the Mille Miglia, on the very same roads the course was run. Mercedes employs special 360 degree video technology to capture every minute of the reunion. The video works much in the same way as an online map street view, where the viewer can drag the camera around in different directions to view the course as Moss himself sees it.
Click here to take a look at Sir Stirling Moss behind the wheel of the legendary 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR on the streets of Mille Miglia.