Audi to Debut Reconstructed 1939 Silver Arrow at Goodwood Festival

At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed that takes place in the U.K. from July 11 to 13, Audi will take the wraps off an authentic reconstruction of the original Auto Union "Silver Arrow" Type D Dual Compressor from 1939. Construction of the 420Hp 12-cylinder racing car, the original version of which won two Grands Prix in the hands of H.P. Müller and Tazio Nuvolari, took four years and took place entirely in England by specialist workshop Crosthwaite & Gardiner in Buxted, East Sussex.

The reconstructed Type D racing car, which was the last version of the Auto Union "Silver Arrow" cars (1934 to 1939) to be developed by Auto Union's Racing Division in Zwickau, will be taken on its maiden drive by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason.