Mercedes SLR-Class

Mercedes SLR-Class

The king is dead, long live the king! Mercedes SLR is out of production for quite some time now, but the fact it was a great car is beyond doubt. As a proof is the fact that even now, when Mercedes stopped producing it, tuners are still offering lots of attention.

The German tuner Wheelsandmore for example is not at theirfirst upgrade for the SLR . They have also offered a tuning package last year, but we simply can not understand why after offering a 730 HP upgrade they now come with a 707 HP version.

Their latest version is called "Edition 707" - you can easily understand where the name comes from - includes a performance pack, a larger compressor pulley and an ecu upgrade. As a result the engine now delivers a total of 707 HP and a peak torque of 674 lbs-ft and the 0 to 60 mph sprint is made in 3.5 seconds.

The engine upgrades are being combined with KW suspensions, full race approved coilover with damper housings of strength aluminum alloy and a lowered center of gravity. The car now sits on a new set of handcrafted, multi-piece forged wheels of the type 6Sporz².

But the updates for the SLR McLaren are nearly unlimited and on request they might also include carbon-look outside rims and the red outlines (as pictured).

The Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss is limited to only 75 units, so to see one actually outside of an air conditioned and secured garage is a spectacular treat for the eye. Then the fact that it is being driven by American rapper, singer, and record producer, Kanye West gets thrown in and we’re not sure to sit and ogle or pay for the experience.

Kanye was living the high life at the Cannes Film Festival when he got a chance to stroll around in the $1.06 million vehicle. Whether the car is his or he just borrowed it for the day - rich people get to do that - the star sure seemed to fit right into the leather-trimmed interior.

The Mercedes SLS Stirling Moss is powered by a 5.5-liter supercharged V8 from the 722 SLR, which makes 650 hp. Without a windshield, this roadster can still hit a rip-your-face-off top speed of 217 mph. The 0-60 mph sprint can be made in less than 3.5 seconds. With this type of speed and no windscreen or roof, Kanye may need a little more than those dark sunglasses to shield him from the whiplash he’s sure to get when he gets the SLR out on the open road.

It was only a few days ago that we revealed the incredible package provided by Edo Competition for the Koenigsegg CCR and now it seems as if that project was a mere warmup for the tuning firm. Edo Competition has now come out with their "Edo SLR Black Arrow" program for the Mercedes SLR . Their package includes a significant power increase, as well as impressive exterior and interior modifications.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the Mercedes SLR "Black Arrow" looks to have taken its inspiration from the 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR "722 Edition" , but it sure does take a lot of paint to make it obvious. Splattered along the doors and hood is the number "722" in bright red. This number refers to what’s bucking underneath the hood. The SLR’s V8 engine and supercharges it up to 722 HP, up from the standard 650 HP. With the new output, the Black Arrow will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, while top speed is limited to 214 mph.

Hit the jump to read more about the Edo Competition SLR Black Arrow.

When Mercedes revealed the SLR McLaren Stirling Moss back in 2009, they also announced that it would be limited to only 75 units. Basically, what this meant was that any chances we had to actually own one were, well, limited.

Thankfully, car owners everywhere have that great little trait embedded in their brains that allow them to tire of their limited edition models. Crazy, we know, but also fabulous for the opportunistic buyers out there with $1,750,000 burning a hole in their pockets. If you happen to be one of these people, then we suggest you head on over to Miami to snatch up this exquisite ride. Unfortunately, this vehicle was a little too rich for our blood when it debuted with a price tag of $1.07 million, so the inflation in price doesn’t bode well for our bank accounts.

The specific model up for sale comes equipped with 19" Stirling Moss wheels, a brake system with red calipers, seat and passenger seats in size L, and only a few miles on the odometer. The McLaren comes painted in a Crystal Laurit silver combined with a ’silver arrow’ red interior.

As for the power behind the SLR Stirling Moss, the V8 supercharged engine does its job breaking out 650hp with an insane 217mph top speed and a 0-60mpg sprint in 3.5 seconds.

Earlier today we brought news of a Wheelsandmore tuning package for the Mercedes SLS AMG , now it’s time for its ancestor to get our attention. Well, actually, it got the attention of the very same tuner, who seems to show the same interest for the old McLaren SLR , both the standard and the SLR 722 S .

Out of the two vehicles featured, the most impressive package belongs to the 722 S version, where the addition of optimized control electronics, a change in compression ratio, and a completely hand-made, improved exhaust system with radio remote-controlled exhaust valves, the vehicle’s output is increased to an impressive 730 HP (up from standard 650 HP). However, the increase for the standard SLR isn;t too shabby either with a bump to 680hp. Top speed for the 722 S is now 213 mph and 211 mph for the standard SLR.

Next to these amazing engine upgrades, the tuner is also offering a racing chassis, new 20" in-house forged wheels, and carbon fiber components for the interior.

There was an undeniable buzz heard at the floor of the Essen Motor Show when a familiar supercar that was supposed to have been discontinued a year ago was spotted with its sharp hood and smiling mug sticking out for the entire audience.

We are, of course, talking about the Mercedes SLR McLaren .

Apparently, the famous supercar is not ready to call it a day yet after word quickly spread that Mercedes may soon release 25 limited edition models of the very same car that was displayed at Essen.

Not much is known about what kind of package the limited run SLR McLaren is going to come in, but judging from the car that was being displayed, it looks like there will be a number of modifications, including a redesigned bumper with some pretty enormous air intakes. Over on the side we noticed the conspicuous absence of the two chromed rods on the side intakes. The limited edition SLR also looks to have a new set of rims with an upgraded braking system that consequently also has new ceramic brake discs. As for the powertrain, word has it that it will retain the same 5.4-liter V8 engine that produces 626 horsepower, similar to the one found in the previous model.

That’s as much as we were able to dig up on this surprising limited edition supercar. Heck, we couldn’t even get an estimated price tag on this one, but we’re nevertheless confident that more details will pop out as soon as the rest of the automotive world gets a hold of this surprising news.

Source: Motorward

There are cars that are blinged-up and there are cars that are absolutely, totally, incredibly blinged-up. Care to venture a guess where this McLaren SLR falls?

While you struggle to comprehend the absurdity of this shiny piece of metal, we’re going to give you all the details. This is the McLaren SLR, a car that has been given a gold-plated finish that weighs over 5kg and is adorned by over 600 rubies with some measuring over 35mm in diameter. And here we thought cars like these only came in scale models.

The car that comes with more jewelry than Mr. T is the work of Suisse designer Ueli Anliker and is scheduled to make an appearance at the Dortmund MY CAR tuning event today at Dortmund, Germany where it is expected to be the show’s crown jewel – no pun intended. Anliker specializes in jewelry-encrusting vehicles with this latest project taking over 30,000 man-hours to finish. We don’t know if the car is going to be for sale, but insurers have estimated the car – with all that gold and rubies – to be worth somewhere around $5.2 million.

If this car does end up being for sale, we don’t know anybody who’d be willing to fork over that much money for one car, especially one that’s going to attract quite a lot of attention - and that’s putting it lightly.

Source: ZNPP

The Mercedes SLR is already out of production, but like all the good cars out there, the interest for it is still very high. And since there were only 1500 units produced, we can see why. The car looks amazing straight from the factory, but even small changes can make the car look even more fabulous.

The German tuner, Rensson, is offering just that with a series of exterior changes that make the SLR look like a "black devil." The package includes the bodykit from the Mansory Renovatio for a more brutal appearance and is combined with enormous slippers from Project Kahn. Next to those changes, the tuner is also offering side air intakes and a new carbon fiber interior with Alcantara inlays.

As for the engine, the 626 HP V8 supercharged engine is just more than enough for a supercar like this. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is still made in 3.8 seconds and top speed is 207 mph.

Okay, listen, if you’ve ever heard of a little sport called basketball, then you have no doubt heard of a certain player that goes by the name of Michael Jordan. Yes, the one and the only, Michael Jordan. Turns out, this very same dribbling, dunking, tongue-hanging-out, Space Jam star who has an elite line of basketball shoes himself has an equally impressive vehicle that is currently on sale on eBay. Oh yeah, this car also happens to be the hot, limited edition Mercedes SLR 722 . Wait, yeah, perfection has raised its hand to say hello.

The SLR 722 Edition is powered by a 5.5-liter V8 supercharged engine that delivers 640 Hp and 820 NM of torque. The result is an impressive 0 to 60 mph time of 3.6 seconds, a 0 -124 mph time of 10.2 seconds, and a 0 to 186 mph time of 28.0 seconds. Top speed is 209 mph.

Modifications made to the car include: 19-inch light-alloy wheels, modified suspensions, with a stiffer damper setup and 10 mm (0.39 in) lower ride height introduced for improved handling, larger 390 mm (15 in) diameter front brakes and a revised front air dam and rear diffuser, red "722" badge, hearkening back to the original 722 racer, and slightly different taillights and headlamps.

The former NBA star rocket is being sold by A&M Auto Export for about $50,000 less than what the base SLR 722 sold for back in 2007. But at $429,998, this vehicle is more than worth it considering all of the modifications that were added plus the low mileage (odometer reads 962 miles). That, and the fact that the man himself had to sign the title for the vehicle. A rare and beautiful car and an autograph.

Source: ebay
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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

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