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The Return of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

A great deal of excitement and thrill is expected with the return of the Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren under the name: McLaren SLR Edition. According to a report of Autoblog Germany, 25 units will be produced for the market by Mclaren. The come backing Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren which was displayed at the Essen Motor Show, has a more attractive redesigned front bumper with oversized air intakes and a new type of mesh grille. The rounded shape side air vents has a new layout giving it a sportier look, and add to that, the new rear diffuser for its aerodynamics. The power plant is still expected to be the same supercharged 5.4… Continue Reading »

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Michael Jordan’s SLR up on eBay

Ever shopped on eBay? Well, you had better if you want to get a load of this 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR 722. Believe it or not, this baby was once owned by the now-retired but still very much unsurpassable Airness himself, Michael Jordan. It’s only got about 962 miles on its odometer, and still has factory warranty up until August of next year… or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. This limited 722 Edition boasts crystal antimony grey paint finish with an equally impressive black interior color. The powerplant under the hood has about 650 horses once you rev at 6,500rpm, and delivers around 830Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. She’ll be able… Continue Reading »

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Flame On! Mercedes Benz 300 SLR

Ever heard of a car that is so hot that it’s started to flame on? The Mercedes Benz 300 SLR was so hot especially in 1955 where it was a sports racing car for the  1955 World Sports Car Championship season. The car specification pretty impressive, even for today’s standards. It has the Formula 1 car’s 8 cylinder in-line engine, 310 horsepower, and a maximum torque of 318 N-m. The high-octane fuel mixture of 65 percent low-lead gasoline and 35 percent benzene makes the car fuel somewhat odd. But it has some drawbacks. Even with the innovative air-brake, the drum brakes were not effective enough to stop driver Pierre Levegh, who was… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes gearing up for an SLR Stirling Moss ad starring Mika Hakkinen

Seems like Mercedes-Benz is coming up with a new ad for its very exclusive, very rare SLR Stirling Moss Edition. Seen in the streets of Barcelona was two-time Formula One Drivers’ Championship winner Mika Hakkinen sitting behind the wheels of the elite Mercedes vehicle. Hakkinen, who once spent time with Mercedes’ McLaren and despite his retirement, remains involved with Mercedes in an undisclosed role. Hakkinen is one lucky guy to be driving the Stirling Moss for this commercial (possibly while another one’s sitting in his garage at home). Mercedes only crafted 75 of these SLRs and its pricey tag of over one million US dollars could be quite steep for… Continue Reading »

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Three models from Mercedes-Benz win the 2009 GOOD DESIGN Award

The renowned Chicago Athenaeum – Museum of Architecture and Design has given three Mercedes-Benz models a singular honor by presenting the E-Class, the E-Class Coupe and the SLR Stirling Moss with the GOOD DESIGN Award – the oldest award for outstanding product design. In the previous two years, the jury for the GOOD DESIGN Award also recognized the high design quality of Mercedes-Benz automobiles by presenting the award to the GLK and the C-Class.

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Mercedes-Benz SLR Gets Hit With The Ugly Stick

If you thought that the gold-wrapped Mercedes-Benz SLR was ridiculous, then you’ll love the Anliker McLaren SLR 999 Red Gold Dream. This thing, which was once an Mclaren-Mercedes SLR, was created by Swiss tuning firm Ueli Anliker Design for a client in, yes you guessed it – Dubai. I honestly have no words for this thing, not only is it a sucky tuning job, but the red with the gold plated interior and wheels is a horrible combination. I dare you to look at it more than 10 seconds and not get the urge to puke. Another tip of the hat to the guys in Dubai, you sure have great… Continue Reading »

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FAB Design tunes the Mercedes-Benz SLR

We’re always happy to see companies come up with ways to tune a particular Mercedes-Benz vehicle, even though, it’s pretty tough sometimes, especially on the SLR. FAB Design is the latest contender to try and tune the outgoing SLR. As you can see in the gallery below, they did their best to put in some of their own flare and make it unique. That actually might be the problem, they tried too hard, making the car look a bit weird. Everything is a bit over the top, from the front bumpers and rear fenders, to the humongous rear spoiler. Nevertheless, we give them points for effort, but no points for… Continue Reading »

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