New spy shots have emerged of the much rumored Mercedes-Benz SLC supercar, which is said to replace the already legendary SLR. AutoWeek has published pictures of a test mule making rounds on a track, but heavily masked with plastic and tape. Rumor has it that the codenamed C197 will have a AMG V8 with 580 to 600hp and go from 0 to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds. Even with a V8, the supercar should be on par if not better than the outgoing SLR, due to its weight advantage, mostly because aluminum and carbon fiber will be used in the construction of the frame and body.
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You probably remember the ASMA tuned M-Class that looks like a hungry shark in some form or another. The guys are back and have created another creature that we should not mess with, literary. I actually asked myself if their goal is to make the cars uglier instead of improving them. They should take a look at what tuners like RENNtech and BRABUS are doing. The guys definitely have lots to learn from the top players in the Mercedes tuning industry, but if they continue like this, they will soon find themselves tuning ricers. They did manage to increase the horsepower to 700, but honestly, who cares when it looks… Continue Reading »
While Volker Mornhinweg, boss of AMG, surrendered declared the horsepower wars as being over, here comes another Mercedes tuning company that’s not giving up. Just yesterday we reported on how BRABUS is continuing the war with their new M-Class Widestar, now comes news from RENNtech that they are joining them. To show their intentions, they will be releasing numerous limited edition (20 to be exact) of super tuned Mercedes cars this year, to mark their 20th anniversary as a tuning master. One of their projects with be the RENNtech 777, or better known as the re-skined and reworked Mercedes SLR. The 777 concept is really an all-new car that makes… Continue Reading »
Welcome back everyone, hope you enjoyed the holidays and the time with your family. I am sure Santa treated you with some nice gifts this year, maybe even a new Benz. To kick things off again, we’ll start with a somewhat disappointing story. It seems that even tough Mercedes-Benz will unveil the new SLR Roadster (Stirling Moss) at the Detroit Auto Show; it will not sell the roadster in the US market, according to some sources. Only 75 Stirling Moss SLRs will be built starting in June 2009. The roadster will carry a price tag of $1.04 million; current SLR owners will most likely get the option at buying it… Continue Reading »
Just like the legendary racing vehicles of yesteryear, the SLR Stirling Moss dazzles with its superlative performance. Accelerating from zero to 100 km/h in less than 3.5 seconds and with a top speed of 350 km/h this puristic high-performance sports car denotes completely new dimensions in open-top driving.
Mercedes-Benz and McLaren are adding the crowning glory to the model family of their highly successful SLR super sports car with a new, uncompromisingly spectacular car. There is neither a roof nor a windscreen to separate the driver and passenger from the outside world; they enjoy unadulterated high-speed excitement with all the attributes of a speedster. The new SLR Stirling Moss is also characterized 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 –… Continue Reading »
AutoMoto.TV has uploaded a short clip of the Mercedes SLR Club Trophy 722 GT. As you’ll see, the video shows the starting grid, as driver from various countries line up behind models holding their respective numbers. You can also enjoy a birds-eye view of the race thanks to a halicopter that captured some awesome footage – the video is after the break. Even with the helicopter noise, the sound of the 722’s can still be heard. Enjoy!