3. The Autobahn speed record was set on January 8th, 1938, and has never been broken
Rudolf Caracciola, a Grand Prix vet and Formula One racer, set the Autobahn’s current speed record of 268.9mph in a Mercedes-Benz W125 with a V-12 engine. His rival, Bernd Rosemeyer, was killed competing for the record on the same day.
4. The biggest autobahn pile-up to date involved 259 cars
There were 73 collisions, 82 injured motorists, and it resulted in more than $2 million in damages. Not only that, it took three helicopters, 40 ambulances, and 350 firemen to sort the mess out. Miraculously, no one died.