A Bulgarian 3D artist shares his vision of a new SLR McLaren

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We were blessed with cars since the late 19th century. Up to this point, we’ve had the pleasure of witnessing, touching, and even driving some epic stuff. We’ve also seen many epic comebacks and spiritual successors of legendary cars. With this in mind, the Mercedes SLR McLaren is one of those cars that, we think, deserves a reboot. Apparently, concept artist Georgi Bozhkov thinks the same, as he is introducing us to one of his latest works.

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By now, most of us are well-acquainted with the design of current McLaren cars. But if you ever wondered how a modern-day front-engine McLaren might look like, then Bozhkov’s work gives you the answer. The way the artist played with the proportions of the McLaren design is extraordinary. It’s also proof that the design cues work even if you alter the layout of the entire car platform.

It seems Georgi had decided to take a McLaren 650S, split it in half and put a Mercedes SLR cockpit in the middle. We also see the subtle flying buttresses behind the rear quarter windows, reminiscing of some front-engine Ferrari models. The red color accentuates all the carbon-fiber trim, throughout the car’s exterior.

New Rendering Imagines a Modern Mercedes SL McLaren And We Want One
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Although McLaren is not known for front-engine cars, we really wish they would, once again, collaborate with someone to make another super gran-tourer, like they did the SLR McLaren nearly 20 years ago. We really hope McLaren will take Georgi’s idea to heart and create something magnificent.

In the meantime, feast your eyes on the artist’s magnificent work. You might want to see the rest of his portfolio too, as he has let his imagination loose on various other exclusive vehicles.

2005 Mercedes SLR McLaren specifications
Engine 5.4 L (5,439 cc) supercharged M155 SLR V8
Output 617 HP
Torque 575 LB-FT
Transmission 5 speed automatic
0 to 60 mph 3.4 seconds
Top Speed 208 mph

Source: Georgi Bozhkov via Behance

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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