The Opel RAK2 is a rocket-powered vehicle of the German car manufacturer Opel, which was developed in collaboration by Fritz von Opel, Max Valier and Friedrich Wilhelm Sander and 1928 used for test drives at the Berlin AVUS. "Rocket Fritz" Fritz von Opel drove the car and he succeeded, with the vehicle on May 23, 1928 238 km / h to set up a new world speed record.
The test vehicle was powered by 24 solid-fuel rockets, which were mounted in the rear and contained 120 pounds of propellant. The chassis formed an Opel passenger car model 80, great lateral stabilizing wings made for sufficient downforce.
Opel Opel RAK2 in the center of Berlin - Front
Opel Opel RAK2 in the center of Berlin - Rear
Opel Opel RAK2 in the center of Berlin - Cockpit