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 theÂ 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, 310Â horsepower, and a maximum torque of 318Â 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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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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
What do you do when you’re rich and bored? I guess you start spending your money on some pretty crazy things. The owner of a UAE license plate registry, where he made his fortune, had his SLR gold-wrapped, including the wheels. Now, this of course not the first time someone has done this, the owner of a C63 AMG did it as well. Come on guys, this is getting old, how about some new things, even a diamond studded SL has already been done. Or even better, how about you spend some of that money feeding the hungry and helping those in need, no nevermind, that’s just no fun.
The new SLR Stirling Moss is characterised by the most sophisticated technology and a breathtaking design which reinterprets the SLR legend. With 478 kW/650 hp the SLR Stirling Moss accelerates its V8 supercharged engine from standstill to 100 km/h in less than 3.5 seconds, and has a top speed of 350 km/h – no other series-production car is at the same time so open and so fast. This extreme concept makes the new high-performance sports car a legitimate bearer of the name of the British motor racing legend and Mille Miglia record-holder Stirling Moss, who drove the legendary Mercedes-Benz SLR racing cars from victory to victory in 1955. The exclusive… Continue Reading »