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A Video Reminder Of The SLR’s Brutality

Emmanuel P September 25, 2012


Produced from 2003-2009, the Mercedes SLR McLaren is a supercar with an impeccable pedigree. Made in England with a hand-built engine and a carbon fiber body, this car could accelerate to 60 mph in around 3.4 seconds from the almost 620 horsepower produced by its supercharged, 90-degree V8.
The SLR has since been superseded by the SLS, but certainly not surpassed. And despite a projected run of only 3,500 units, the SLR spawned several variants. Among them was a roadster edition, the 722 editions and the Stirling Moss and McLaren special editions. These were produced in very limited numbers with prices topping more than a million dollars in many cases.

It’s safe to say then that if you have to ask how much a Mercedes-McLaren SLR costs, you can’t afford it. Well, the owner of the car in the video below has more than enough cash for the purchase price, because he has a tuned Renntech version which produces 777 horsepower. Add to that a Renovatio build kit from Mansory and you’ve got an SLR that’s unique even among cars that are already unique – and scarce.

Notice how the car squirts forward when the driver hits the throttle, belying the large size of the car and reminding us that the almost 800 horsepower only needs to propel about 1,800 kilos of mass. Brutal indeed.


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