Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery

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  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
    The 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR dethroned the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO
    While the Italian stallion sold for $70 million, back in 2018, the 300 SLR costs over $100 million
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
    Actually, the full name of the car is Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe
    It's named after its designer, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, who used one of the two cars made as his personal ride
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
    The 300 SLR is mostly associated with the 1955 disaster at LeMans
    A disaster during the race caused about 120 casualties, most of which were fatal
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
    Back in the day, it was the fastest production car in the world
    It was capable of 180 mph (290 km/h)
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
    This was partially thanks to the engine, which was based on a Formula One unit
    The 3.0-liter, fuel-injected, inline-eight makes 310 horsepower
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
    1950s ram-air?
    The 30 SLR has an air scoop, which rams air directly into the intake system
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
    Speaking of which, the 300 SLR has a proper side exhaust
    They come out from the right side and, apparently, can permanently damage your hearing
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
    The 300 SLR also boasts in-board brakes
    They reduce unsprung weight and improve the handling
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
    It also has every petrolhead's wet dream
    A 5-speed gated manual gearbox with a first-gear lockout
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
    There's also a manual lockout for the reverse
    The corridor for reverse is closed by a lever, which you need to pull up before seleting the gear
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
    Getting in requires you to detatch the wooden steering wheel
    But even Supercar Blondie couldn't quite pull the graceful slide-in
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
    Even weirder are the two driver footwells
    Because the driveshaft is offset to the left, the clutch pedal is located in a separate footwell
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
    Still, those Gullwing doors make you forget about all weird quirks
    And then there's the overall shape of the 300 SLR, which is stunning
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
    The trunk of the SLR has a different purpose
    Although it looks like a luggage area, it's actually meant for two spare wheels and access to the fuel tank
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
    The engine is not the only thing that comes from Formula One
    The 300 SLR shares a chassis with the W196 Formula One racecar
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
    A total of 9 W196S chassis were made
    Two of them were modified in order to create the two 300 SLR siblings
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
    To this day, both cars are kept by Mercedes in Stuttgart
    One of them (this one) is a regular resident of the Mercedes Benz Museum, in Stuttgart, while the other is said to have been locked in a vault
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
    Watch as Supercar Blondie takes this epic piece of car history for a drive
    Swipe up for the full 300 SLR walkthrough
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
  • Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World - gallery
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