This is the engine of the famous model C of car Union which has a special meaning for the enterprise joined scarcely between both worldwars. To see clearly in front the dual carburetors with the compressor behind it which carries the mixture with pressure to 16 cylinders. The vehicle is developed by the small design engineering department of Ferdinand Porsche. More exactly look the model C here once again. Maybe you recognise resemblances to the front axle of the VW Beetle which develops short time after the model C in the same office.
Since the National Socialists have reached at the beginning in 1933 to the power, the racing sport is extracted solidly to advertise worldwide to the third empire. Apparently Porsche has contributed to the fact that the help of 500,000 RM will award not only to Hitler's favorite brand Mercedes-Benz, but half of it also to the car Union. Competition animates the business and now thus both companies run around the bet and leave behind all the other competitors throughout Europe. Interesting maybe also that Porsche was a designer in Mercedes before not too long time itself and left there the compressor vehicles responsibly for head against which he starts now. Even the colour is same, since Mercedes of white has changed to silver.
Exactly as proficient Daimler and Benz merged in 1926, the companies DKW, Wanderer, Audi and Horch are merged to the 1st of January, 1932 by the banks to a group.This is a result of the bad economic situation which rules at least since 1929. But also the wrong model politics at least in the upper vehicle classes is responsible in the development. From now on the manufacturing sites, vehicle parts and the purchase are used more actually. As an example may serve the Audi 920 of 1939 whose production helps itself from the shelves of the different brands.