Who else is jumping ship? This is a big question nowadays with all the big names going to the Mercedes team. First, the news was all about Lewis Hamilton being the new team driver. Then, Toto Wolff made the news when he left Williams team to join Mercedes-Benz as the company’s new director of Motorsport. Now, guess the next big name who is about to jump ship. Paddy Lowe. The shocking update was revealed this Tuesday by BBC’s leading Formula One analyst and former F1 team owner, Eddie Jordan. According to him, Lowe will be handling a more senior position on the team. That involves managing the group on a… Continue Reading »
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According to Nick Fry, Mercedes AMG Petronas CEO, Lewis Hamilton’s arrival is very exciting for the team but this also puts a lot of pressure to them. Now that Hamilton is under their banner, Mercedes AMG team is under pressure to create a more competitive car that could complement the skills of the former F1 world champ. Hamilton bagged the F1 world championship in 2008, which was his first major world title. He signed up for Mercedes AMG Petronas following the retirement of Michael Schumacher from the Formula One scene last November. Although Nico Rosenberg recently won the Chinese F1 Grand Prix in the earlier part of 2012, one major… Continue Reading »
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 The SLR has since been superseded by the SLS, but certainly not surpassed.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…. Continue Reading »
What happens if you race the McLaren, one of the fastest cars in the world, with another Daimler car, the smart? Well, no doubt, McLaren will win. In a very ironic situation however, the smartfortwo seems to have won. But this is not a race. A police officer in the smallest and cheapest car in Daimler’s umbrella was seen writing a ticket for a parked Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster in Beverly Hills. What happened when the owner of the stickered car saw the ticket is unknown. Well, there is nothing he can do right? It’s just funny, at least once, the smartfortwo wins.
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 »
Some people just have no respect for the Mercedes engineers who spend hundreds, if not thousands, of hours testing and tuning the carmaker’s products for the best performance. And that’s actually a good thing, because if there were no tuners like RENNtech who seek to obtain the ultimate performance from cars they lay their hands on, we wouldn’t be seeing this video. Billed as the world’s fastest Mercedes-powered Mercedes, this video shows a RENNtech-tuned Mercedes SLR McLaren doing a 10.31 in the quarter mile. With a trap speed of 136 mph, it’s pretty quick, considering that the mods done to it consisted only of bolt-ons. Combining a smaller supercharger pulley,… Continue Reading »
We all know that the Mercedes McLaren is a super cool car. Well, in fact, all Mercedes cars are way too cool that’s why lots of tuners are getting interested in making them look and perform even better. Wheelsandmore for example, has targeted the Mercedes McLaren SLR 722 recently. The tuner lowered the suspension and added Dunlop Sportmaxx Tires in a huge 20-inch forged wheels. Under the hood, they empowered the McLaren car more by tuning it to have 950 Nm of torque and 727HP. On the other hand, the interior was made more gorgeous with generous helpings of nappa leather and some carbon fiber. Here are more pictures of… Continue Reading »