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Mercedes McLaren SLR Stirling Moss

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.

Source: Inside Line

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.


The driver of this Mercedes SLR McLaren must be very happy with the large front end styling. It seems to have come in very handy when he hit a fully loaded van (loaded as in a full family, not leather seats.)

Until it had a run-in with the van, that SLR could have been worth as much as $400,000, but since the SLR is now only available as a roadster , it’s going to take about $500,000 to buy a new replacement. He should also probably hurry up, the SLR ends its 3500 unit run in this model year.

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A couple of weeks ago we got the teaser video now we got the full info and plenty of pics of the new Hamann Volcano based on the Mercedes SLR .

2008 Hamann Volcano based on the Mercedes-Benz SLR

Although the SLR is a car most of us would likely give certain parts of our anatomy for, THe people over at Hamann saw room for improvement. A good start was the 5.4-liter V8 engine was boosted from 626 to 700 hp. The new kit also includes a new front spoiler, a redesigned rear bumper, new side sills, a big rear wing spoiler and a new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser. To keep all this on the road, 21 inch Edition Race wheels fitted with 255/30ZR21 tires at the front and 345/25ZR21 at the back. All this creates a car that goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds (a 0.2 second improvement) with a limited top speed of 216 mph.

Inside the tuner added new carbon-fiber accessories, aluminium pedals and foot rests, new floor mats, sill protectors with Hamann logo and lots of Alcantara leather.

The car is no doubt impressive, but is it a case of too much? For instance was it really necessary to eliminate the retractable spoiler and attach the large rear wing?

Press release and full details after the jump.

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As you may know, Hamann represents a well-known German tuner specialized in tuning high-end supercars. The latest creation of the tuner is the Hamann Volcano based on the Mercedes SLR supercar. In order to offer a little preview of the vehicle the tuner released a video which presents the new vehicle. The new kit for the Mercedes SLR includes a carbon-fiber front lip spoiler, new side sills, a re-designed rear bumper with new rear air diffuser and a big rear wing spoiler specially designed in order to improve the stability. Also, a new set of black wheels was added improving its looks.


Mercedes revealed today a new image gallery of the 2009 SLR Roadster 722 S that made its world debut at the Paris Auto Show. The 722 S will be limited to only 150 units and will be available by January 1, 2009.

Under the hood of the new 722 S there is the same supercharged 5.5-liter V8 engine that is found in the standard SLR roadster. The 722’s engine is reworked to make 650 hp — a 26 hp bump over the standard SLR roadster.

It makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.7 seconds and can hit a top speed of 208 mph.

The SLR 722 GT was revealed last year in October. The car was designed exclusively for the race-track and is powered by a supercharged AMG 5.5 liter V8 that delivers 680 hp and 830 Nm of torque.

It makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3,3 seconds and hits a top speed of 195 mph.

Two more video after the jump.


This is a whole new level of "bling". Dubai is the eventual resting place for most of the world’s exotic customs, so it’s no surprise to spot this all-chrome Mercedes SLR. We don’t have any details on the car, so please feel free to tell us more. And to the owner: yes, we will be happy to add this to our test fleet.


Mercedes ending the life of the SLR Supercar on a very high note. The last SLR Roadster allocated for the U.S. market will go to auction with the proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Just think, you can wipe way the tears of joy from helping all those kids by putting the hammer down on the 617 horsepower supercharged V-8 SLR and letting the wind do the work.

The last U.S. SLR features the same carbon fiber bodywork as the rest of the line, but it is the only one finished in Sienna Pearl metallic paint and Tobacco Brown leather interior. Saks Fifth Avenue will host the auction on November 20th at 1:00 pm EST. The vehicle’s staring price is $529,500.

If the SLR 722 wasn’t exclusive enough for you, Mercedes is bringing the new SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S, an open-top model that delivers 650 hp, accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed from 208 mph.

Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S

The new SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S features even more dynamic suspension tuning and improved aerodynamics. It is recalling the historic victory won at the classic Mille Miglia long-distance race in 1955 by British motor-racing legend Stirling Moss and his co-driver Dennis Jenkinson, in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with the starting number 722.

Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S

Under the hood of the new 722 S there is the same supercharged 5.5-liter V8 engine that is found in the standard SLR roadster. The 722’s engine is reworked to make 650 hp — a 26 hp bump over the standard SLR roadster.

The 722 S will be limited to only 150 units and will be available by January 1, 2009.

Press release after the jump.


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