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 »
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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!
Just days ago, Mercedes introduced the 722 S Roadster to the world with some stunning pictures in preperation for Paris. The guys over at Autoblog are at the actual Auto Show and were able to snap some more and detail pictures of the Roadster. In case you have forgotten some of the amazing specs: The Roadster will deliver 650hp/478 kW, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and a maximum speed of 335 km/h. Check out the entire gallery over at Autoblog
The new Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S opens up astonishing dimensions when it comes to open-top driving. Delivering 478 kW/650 hp, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and a maximum speed of 335 km/h, this two-seater cabriolet surpasses the existing benchmark among open-top super sports cars – the SLR McLaren Roadster. Both vehicles feature a fully retractable folding soft top capable of withstanding the high speed and are made of carbon fiber. This endows both models with a very high degree of safety and extreme torsional stiffness. In addition to increased power, the new SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S features even more dynamic suspension tuning and… Continue Reading »
Daimler AG will receive this year’s red dot design award in the Communication Design category for the SLR. CLUB. Magazine and Manufaktur’s exclusive yearbook. The jury of renowned international designers and design experts chose to honor Daimler for the high quality of the two publications’ design. In addition to the innovative, high-class design, the jury was particularly impressed by the publications’ emotive expression.
Artist Jon Sibal has created an amazing computer illustration of the future McLaren SLR Speedster that we saw on various different shy shots. While the Speedster looks very similar to the current SLR, Jon points out that the only parts that these two cars share are the headlights. Almost all body panels have been redesigned, including the whole side panel, fenders and doors. The hood was also redesigned to tame the slope leading to the high beams which was originally connected to the A pillar. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical about the speedster when I saw it in the spy shots, but after looking at Jon’s illustration,… Continue Reading »
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Speedster was caught testing once again at the Nuerburgring in Germany, this time by Auto-Motor-und-Sport. We’ve seen the speedster before in another spy video, but the current video not only shows us the car sprinting around the track, but lets us actually hear hear the roar of the monster under the hood. It’s rumored that the top speed is at around 218mph and will be able to go from 0-300km/h (180mph) in 26 seconds. Enjoy.