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Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR 722S Available In The Market

The 5.4-liter all-aluminum super-charged V8 engine of an average Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR offers a total power of 617HP and torque of 580 lb-ft. This may be more than enough for a good number of people. However, others may feel the need for speed and power. The luxury vehicle manufacturer later offered the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR 722 Edition. The supercar came with an upgraded version of the engine, which featured a power output of 640HP and toque of 600 lb-ft for only 4000 rpm. This is similar to what is offered by the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640. The 722S was later offered by the company. The 722S is considered an enhanced… Continue Reading »

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Aston Martin Introduces the CC100 During Its Centennial Celebration

As part of the centennial celebration of Aston Martin, the company unveiled its CC100 Speedster concept last May 19 at the Nordschliefe. According to Autoblog, the two-seater concept car is packed with a 6.0-liter V12 engine with six-speed sequential manual paddleshift gearbox. It is capable of going from zero to 60mph in just a span of four seconds. Then, its top speed is limited to 180mph. On the other hand, the armor of the car is made up of carbon fiber materials. However, the design of the car is very much similar to the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Stirling Moss which was launched in 2009. Well, it’s no surprise anyway since… Continue Reading »

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A Chance To Get Close and Personal With Mercedes-McLaren

The McLaren channel has recently posted a video inviting the public to enter a competition where the prize will be a complete access tour to the team’s pit at the 2013 U.S. Grand Prix. To be held on the weekend of November 15, the race will be at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. The attached video is a whimsical look at how close and personal you can get to the team. Coming home from work, the main character is met by a hive of activity, from a pretty girl holding a pit board to mechanics assembling an engine on the dining table, and the team’s chef preparing dinner…. Continue Reading »

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F1: Lewis Hamilton and His Malaysian GP Pit Stop Gaffe

Lewis Hamilton scored his first podium finish for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team on Sunday at the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix, incidentally the team’s home race. While the newcomer had a great race overall, he did have one funny moment on the circuit. On his first pit stop, a tire change in Lap 8, the former McLaren driver actually went into the McLaren pit stop box, which many of course found amusing. The gaffe prompted these tweets from McLaren’s official Twitter account: Smiles in the garage after a well-worked double pitstop with an unexpected twist. #F1 — McLaren (@TheFifthDriver) March 24, 2013 Feel free to pop in and say “hi”… Continue Reading »

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Mika Hakkinen: Mercedes Will Not Likely Come On Top

According to BBC, two-time Formula 1 Champion Mika Hakkinen stated that Mercedes-Benz will unlikely come on top this season. He said that the speed of their car is not enough to catapult them to the peak of the rankings. The 1998 and 1999 champ added that McLaren seems to be in its great form this year so they will definitely get the top position. David Coulthard does not share his former teammate’s view though. He thinks that the Mercedes-Benz has a great engine plus a lot of talented people. So, if the team will get to perfect their car’s aero package, Lewis Hamilton will have a great chance of winning… Continue Reading »

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Hot Facts from the Q&A with Ross Brawn and Toto Wolff

Team Mercedes-Benz has definitely made plenty of noise in the sporting world lately. It started with the retirement of Michael Schumacher from the team. Then, the acquisition of the group of big names such as Lewis Hamilton, Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff made it to the top headlines. Controversies further made them subjects in the television and various news sites. So, if you are among the fans out there who are looking for more information about the hottest topics surrounding the team, check out the facts that we acquired from the interview conducted by Formula 1 with Ross Brawn and Toto Wolff. The Change in Management Brawn commented that this… Continue Reading »

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Revealed: McLaren Works Hard to Keep Paddy Lowe

As of late, news about Formula One, McLaren and Mercedes-Benz center on Paddy Lowe. Even the social media are going into a frenzy about his rumored jump to the Mercedes-Benz team. Despite all the noise, McLaren was quiet about this matter. However, this didn’t deter us from doing our research on the side of McLaren. So read on to see what we found out. According to Spain’s El Confidencial, McLaren is working hard to prevent Mercedes-Benz from luring Lowe into their Formula 1 team. Other sources also leaked that McLaren offered to give him a raise in his salary if he decides to stay. In any case, McLaren is definitely… Continue Reading »

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