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.
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.
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!
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.)
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.
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.
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!
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 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."
M-B has no love for the USA. The 75 unit run of the Mercedes McLaren SLR Stirling Moss will all be sold only to Europe. Mercedes probably isn’t being mean, it just should have no trouble selling the handful of SLR Stirling Moss’ without having to leave the its home continent. Besides if someone in the rest of the world is wealthy enough to afford the $1.07 million price tag, he or she can probably figure out how to get it home.
The final version of the SLR comes with no roof, windshield or sideglass, but it does get the 650 hp 5.5-liter supercharged V8 from the 722 SLR. Without a windshield, this roadster can still hit a rip-your-face-off top speed of 217 mph. Production should begin in June, just in time for some blasting through the Alps.
We first saw pictures of the Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss edition last week, and now we get to see those pictures in motion. While the car isn’t doing much in the video, it does show how much Mercedes appreciated its racing history.
The final version of the SLR comes with no roof, windshield or sideglass. What it does get is the 650 hp 5.5-liter supercharged V8 from the 722 SLR. Production is limited to 75 units and cost €750,000 (about $1.07 million at direct current rates). After paying that kinda of cash, the well-heeled owners may want to make sure they have enough left over for a good helmet. The reported top speed of the SLR Stirling Moss is 217 mph.