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Mercedes McLaren SLR Stirling Moss takes a lap on the Nurburgring

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At the Nurburgring Nordshleife Public day, the awe inspiring SLR Stirling Moss edition turned up to do a lap or two of the infamous Nordschleife, a very noble cause considering the many dangers on the Northloop, and the whopping 750k euro price tag.

The car was inspired by the 1955 300 SLR that Moss guided to the Mille Miglia record of ten hours & seven minutes and 48 seconds.

The power unit consists of a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 from the SLR 722 edition, meaning there’s a whopping 641bhp and 605lb ft, taking the speedster to 62mph in sub 3.5sec and onto a Vmax of 217mph.

The performance is a level above that of the rest of the Mercedes McLaren range thanks to a handy weight loss regime, including a carbon fiber body shedding approximately 200kg from the Standard SLR.

Owners will be able to personally compare the two, as the 75 Stirling Moss editions are only available to current SLR owners.

It rounds off production of the SLR – the best selling supercar ever, at around 1700 units.

It’s also the end of the McMerc supercar partnership – the Germans are going their own way with theSLS and McLaren is making its first independent car since the legendary F1 in the form of the MP4-12C .

Source: PistonSpy


8 comments:

It’s too poky in the corners and design elements. Like it has warts everywhere. Like rocks sticking up in a riverbed, it just doesn’t look polished.

am i really the only one who looked at this pic and thought "wow, they started pretty and got uglier and uglier with every generation"?

The MC4 doesn’t look outrageous, mostly because the boundary has been pushed so far, and being outrageous isn’t the point. Being done well is the point.

I’ve always had mixed feelings about the SLR. On the one hand, it’s incredibly fast, it’s distinctive, and it’s technologically impressive. On the other hand, it sometimes seems conflicted.

The SLR McLaren was always the best Mercedes in my opinion. This is now going to be a sad, sad world we live in.

man this is a gorgeous car!! it looks like a concept!! I’m dying to know performance stats

The new McLaren is hardly all that exciting; on paper it is, without question, going to be the best automobile in it’s segment. There’s already no doubt about it, and probably only a handful of people in the world have even *driven* the bloody thing. It is 100% focused, and served to clean up the blindspots of the McLaren F1 - which is still, easily, one of the top 5 sportscars in the world despite its age.Because of that, it’s boring. The design is too focused, makes too much sense. The driving will most likely be ph7-neutral; sure, some multimillionaire moron will end up crashing it into a pond, but still.

Nice car, don’t they have windshield with that car?

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