• Kanye West drives Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss at Cannes

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.


Source: Celebritycarsblog

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  (317) posted on 08.1.2011

For me, the car looks so ugly and has a lame color, but I can say that it really has the amazing power performance. I wonder why is it so pricey though it is not a good-looking car.

  (197) posted on 07.29.2011

Every celebrity wants be in the headline of any news to increase their popularity but for Kanye West I don’t think that he need to do so. Back to the car, I was impressed on its speed performance as well as its styling. And I bet only a freaking wealthy folks like Kanye West can afford this kind of car

  (526) posted on 07.29.2011

haha. What made you think so? Kanye West is quite a popular and high paid artist and I bet with he has a tons of moolah to buy even ten of this car! If he buys or borrowed the car is none of our business!

  (460) posted on 07.12.2011

I have a very big speculation that Kanye West borrowed this car just for sake of being photographed or making it into a big headline. He does this thing always, apparently, He can’t avoid himself in creating troubles during awards night. Remember Taylor Swift incident,ha!

  (14) posted on 06.7.2011

This has to be one of the most luxurious and one of the fastest Mercedies around. Another feature that I adore about Mercedies sport class is the raised hood (which is not a big deal to most) but I think it brings shape and edge to a sleek speedy supercar.

  (580) posted on 06.6.2011

That’s Kanye West. He wanted that kind of special treatment at the red carpet. I would never forget all his styles just to make himself on the entertainment headline.

  (714) posted on 06.2.2011

Hah, a borrowed car and a stealing spotlight. What a perfect combination and clever idea from Kanye West. I bet if he just walked around, media won’t mind his presence.

  (528) posted on 05.24.2011

Well, whoever rides this baby, I am still loving the car. It is probably one of the most beautiful Mercs that I have seen, definitely a slick design.

  (474) posted on 05.23.2011

Yeah, you’re right, it really doesn’t matter if West was the one driving the car or someone else. That ride is definitely something that you want to get a chance to see.

  (727) posted on 05.23.2011

So what’s the deal with Kanye driving this car? I meant, this car is already great as it, so there is really no need to hype it up just because west is the one behind the wheels.

  (458) posted on 05.23.2011

Roadster seems to be classy but it makes the car quite elegant. However, Mercedes is not consistent with their figure performance, some of their car is less powerful. So, I’m having a doubt if those figure is real when tested in the road.

  (807) posted on 05.23.2011

Aesthetically, Mercedes car has a elegant and classy touch that makes it differ
from the other car brand. They make the best and high quality car with impressive engine performance.

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