Although it’s the SLS that has been hogging the limelight these days, the Mercedes SLR McLaren still has enough credibility as a sports car to be taken seriously. Now, this chromed example is an even more incredible example of one of Mercedes’ finest. Reportedly owned by an Arab, this car was given the full treatment, as it’s got 20-inch chrome wheels and chrome tinted windows. Since Brabus handled the modifications, we can assume that the upgrades did not stop with the exterior. Some engine tuning was also done to increase output to 650 horsepower but because this car was caught moving, no detail shots of the interior are available. It’s… Continue Reading »
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Hot on the heels of modifying the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, tuning specialist Wheelsandmore have next focused their resources on developing a kit for modifying your Mercedes SLR McLaren. As with the SLS AMG, Wheelsandmore is offering two upgrade packages for the standard SLR. For the first stage, the tuner will do an ECU remap of the engine, raising power from the standard 626 horsepower and 780 Newton-meters of torque to 650 horsepower and 830 Nm. The stage II remap brings the output up to 680 horsepower and 870 Nm. Since the SLR 722 comes from the factory with 650 hp and 820 Nm on tap, the stage I mods come… Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.