Mercedes SLR-Class

Mercedes SLR-Class

McLaren recently announced that the last production Mercedes SLR super cars will be painted in a familiar shade of orange. One of these models had a high speed drive up Lord March’s front drive this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The last SLR , numbered 2130, is in fact a 626 HP SLR 722S, one of those special edition Stirling Moss Mercedes roadsters limited to only 75 units; however this commemorative paint scheme makes this bright orange 200 MPH carbon fiber rocket ship will make this even more of a collector’s item.

McLaren and the orange paint scheme go way back, in fact it was first used to cover the 1967 M6A Can-Am racecar, and just so happened to be the fruit inspired color as the infamous McLaren F1 LM that a young Lewis Hamilton first spotted in his karting days and made McLaren Team Principal Ron Ron Dennis promise to give it to the young Britton if he ever won a manufacturer’s title for the racing team’s Formula 1 effort. Needless to say, Lewis Hamilton now drives an orange race spec McLaren F1 LM.

These images show off the SLR 722S’s Sienna Pearl metallic paint, but the Tobacco Brown interior is still hidden away for another day. Although there do appear to be a pair of bright orange straps to hold you in place. The lively paint scheme is complimented by a set of very large multi spoke rims wrapped in what we can only expect to be some very pricey tires. Never before has the fender exit exhaust and smoked headlamp configuration looked so appropriate than on this final McLaren. No matter whether it was parked getting some air, or steaming up the hill, this orange SLR will certainly become a very desirable Mercedes Benz.

Source: Autogespot

It was announced last July that the German automaker Mercedes Benz and the racecar constructers McLaren would soon be going their separate ways. This meant that the end was near for all variations of the SLR super car. However, before the two automotive giants part ways, they have decided to celebrate the by painting the last batch of SLR roadsters in McLaren’s signature racing livery.

Last Mercedes McLaren SLR Roadsters will be orange

The orange paint scheme was first used to cover the 1967 M6A Can-Am racecar, and is also the color of the McLaren F1 LM that Lewis Hamilton first saw in his karting days and made Ron Dennis promise to give it to the young Britton if he ever won the manufacturer a Formula 1 world championship. You should know how that played out.

However; the very last SLR Roadster will feature a deep copper color scheme called Sienna Pearl metallic and have a Tobacco Brown leather interior. The super car will be built for the U.S. market and ultimately auctioned off to help raise funds for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on November 20th.

Two examples of the ultra exotic roadster version of the already limited Stirling Moss inspired SLR have just been spotted in Europe. The 722 stepped up the SLR’s game by bringing carbon ceramic brakes and a new set of rollers and a reworked suspension to the table; the Mercedes SLR 722 S adds a convertible top to the package.

Just like the hard top, the 722 S is powered by a supercharged 5.5 Liter AMG V8 making 650 HP, this allows the drop top super car to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in only 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 208 MPH. Mercedes and McLaren will only build 150 examples of the 722 S, so you should feel luck to have already seen 1/75th of the production run. It is interesting to note that although the vehicles were spotted in Europe, they both had Arabic tags, just goes to show where the future super car capitol of the world will be located.

Source: Autogespot

Ueli Anlicker of Switzerland is out to prove money can’t buy sophistication. He may have finally hit this point home with a $4.3 million investment in a Mercedes SLR . Anlicker added rubies, real gold and even a functional bodykit, but unfortunately he left out one small element: style. The car is rumored to have 999 horsepower (382 more than the standard car,) which at least means it can get out of sight faster.

Like the golden Porsche , someone please steal this so the world doesn’t have to see it again.

Source: Autogespot
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FAB Design Mercedes-Benz SLR

We have already shown you the outrageously styled Mercedes McLaren SLR tuned by FAB design . The Swiss tuners have finally released the official details about the 750 HP 310 kilometer per hour SLR. Enjoy!

Press release after the jump.

The Middle East seems to love its gold cars. Earlier this week we saw the golden Bugatti Veyron in Kuwait , and now this gold Mercedes SLR McLaren was spotted in Dubai. Where the Bugatti had a somewhat tasteful paint job, this goes to another extreme with a shimmering body wrap and gold wheels.

No matter the opinion, the shop that did this seems to get plenty of work (check out the SLR Roadster and Bugatti Veyron in the background of one of the shots.)

Source: Autogespot

There are not too many racing legends who get a special edition car named after them, especially living ones. Mercedes must really like Sir Stirling Moss because no only is the SLR Stirling Moss named after him, but also the the SLR 722 edition from 2006.

While it’s only a matter of time before Mercedes gets Moss behind the wheel of the car that bears his name, we’ll have to settle for some footage of Moss driving the 722 S for now. Watch as the greatest driver to never win the World Championship talks about today’s racing and drives the car that celebrates his #722 that won the 1955 Mille Miglia race.

Second video with Moss with Bernhard Langer at Augusta National Golf Club after the jump.

It only makes sense that Mercedes would choose Detroit in January to debut the windowless and topless SLR Stirling Moss edition , right? This snow-in-your-hair super roadster will make its first public showing at the North American International Auto Show.

Mercedes McLaren SLR Stirling Moss

The last and most extreme version of the Mercedes SLR will be limited to 75 units and cost €750,000 (about $1.07 million at direct current rates.) The only thing separating the drive from nature in this speedster is the sleek carbon fiber bodywork, and a tonneau cover that can be applied over the passenger area à la old school topless racers.

The SLR Stirling Moss comes with the 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.

More pics and press release after the jump

Mercedes has just revealed a new image gallery for the SLR Stirling Moss, the last variant of the carbon fiber bodied McLaren built supercar. The SLR Stirling Moss will have a limited production run of only 75 units, priced at around $1 Million each.

The super-roadster is powered by the 5.5-liter supercharged V8 from the 722 SLR, which generates 650 HP. With no glass surrounding the driver, this open air monster will can still reach a top speed of 217 MPH. Hold on to your toupee!

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Just because the countries stop fighting doesn’t mean the individual soldiers won’t carry on. Earlier this week week AMG, Mercedes’ in-house tuner, called off the horsepower wars . Instead AMG will be putting its resources into weight reduction and engine dynamics. But that’s not stopping independent tuner Renntech from working on one beast of a machine.

Renntech: “Horsepower Wars really Really REALLY Not Over”

Renntech is not some up-start company. Its been turning wrenches on Mercedes cars for about twenty years, and to celebrate this, Renntech released details on a concept car it calls the 777. The car upgrades many of the SLR’s body panels to make them lighter and more aerodynamic as well as adds large splitters, skirts, and a rear wing. The 777 also revises the SLR’s 5.5-liter supercharged V8. Renntech didn’t release the details of the engine upgrades, but it did confirm that the concept makes 777 hp (the SLR 722 makes 650 hp) and should be good for a top speed above 210 mph. Because this is for the twentieth anniversary, the production will be limited to twenty units.

Renntech president Hartmut Feyhl describes the 777 as, “A street-legal track car, or something closer to what the enthusiasts were hoping for from the SLR, originally - which is more a successor to the McLaren F1 ."

We say more power to Renntech, literally.

Press release after the jump.


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