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Video: SLR McLaren is a sitting duck

This is embarassing. Imagine scooting around town in your badass Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren only to end up being handed a parking violation ticket by an officer driving a Smart car. In case you’re wondering, a new SLR McLaren held a price tag of just over half a million dollars during its time. It seems the wealthy owner, self-titled “Prince of Germany”, was simply begging to get caught by displaying his ride in the wrong place at the wrong time. The officers just happened to be driving along Beverly Hills, California in their Smart Fortwo when, lo and behold, there sitting in a no-parking zone was the 617hp supercar dressed up… Continue Reading »


McLaren Mercedes SLR 722 GTB by Sievers

Launched at the 2011 Essen Show is this McLaren Mercedes by Sievers. Based on the already powerful SLR 722, Sievers has bumped the output of this car to a heady 814 horsepower. And while they were at it, the tuner also found enough weight savings to trim the car down to the 1,500 kilo range. Sievers hasn’t released any numbers but horsepower calculators you’ll find online predict a sub-3.5 second 0-60 mph time.  Although these numbers would make you think that this is a race car, it is in fact street legal. The only numbers the chief executive officer would release were the top speed of over 350 kilometers per… Continue Reading »


Lewis Hamilton to race against this year’s Summer Driving Challenge survivors

Wondering what to do for your next summer vacation? How about being part of Mercedes-Benz’s biggest summer holiday programme yet? To be held in its brand experience center around Weybridge, Surrey, the event offers several attractions that are sure to win the hearts of Mercedes-Benz fans everywhere. To begin with, the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy will be setting up guests to drive along with 2008 Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. It’s not going to be a leisurely drive though, as Lewis is unlikely to take things easily behind the wheel. If you win, though, no doubt you will be immortalized as the guest who beat Lewis Hamilton to the checkered… Continue Reading »


A Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren can’t save you from danger

An unidentified Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren car owner in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was speeding through a corner and suddenly lost control going head to head with the pavement. As you can see on the picture above it is not a pretty sight. Apparently, that man wanted to dance with the devil and the devil, not so politely, rejected the invitation by slamming him to a stop. Miraculously, the man was unharmed during this debacle. Hope this serves a lesson to all of us. Most especially the reckless drivers, who doesn’t know the meaning of the phrase “Slow Down”. Speeding is one of the biggest factors that contributes to car accidents and… Continue Reading »


Nico Rosberg takes 3rd in Chinese Grand Prix

It was yet another disappointment for Michael Schumacher as he manages to finish tenth in the Chinese Grand Prix. His wingman, Nico Rosberg, kept his fight going to end up third on the podium. It was McLaren’s duo, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, who took 1-2 positions, with Button becoming the first driver to win a second time. The race in Shanghai was brutal for both drivers and crews as they struggled to find the right balance between slicks and intermediates. The unpredictable rain forced teams to reschedule their pit stops in order to change between dry and wet-weather setups. In the end, Schumacher was hit the worst by the… Continue Reading »


McLaren initiated split from Mercedes

McLaren Racing Limited, the second oldest and one of the most successful teams in Formula One, together with boss Ron Dennis has revealed that his team initiated the split from Mercedes-Benz, and not the car maker. The team will still be running Mercedes engines until the end of the 2011 season, after that we don’t know what the future is in store for them. Mercedes-Benz bought a 40 per cent share in McLaren in 2006 and Dennis says the company made its interest in taking over the F1 team clear on many occasions. Dennis said that “They continuously over the years wanted to have control of McLaren and we continuously… Continue Reading »


Video: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Speedster Spied Again

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Speedster was caught testing once again at the Nuerburgring in Germany, this time by Auto-Motor-und-Sport. We’ve seen the speedster before in another spy video, but the current video not only shows us the car sprinting around the track, but lets us actually hear hear the roar of the monster under the hood. It’s rumored that the top speed is at around 218mph and will be able to go from 0-300km/h (180mph) in 26 seconds. Enjoy.


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