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Hamann Volcano based on the Mercedes SLR

Hamann Volcano based on the Mercedes SLR

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.

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Mercedes SLR 722 S - new images available

Mercedes SLR 722 S - new images available

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.

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Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 GT in action

Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 GT in action

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.

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MERCEDES SLR CLUB Trophy 722 GT - Beatuy Shots, Nurburgring
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Chromed SLR McLaren

Chromed SLR McLaren

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.

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Last U.S. Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Roadster for auction

Last U.S. Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Roadster for auction

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.

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2009 Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S

2009 Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S

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.

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.

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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Mercedes McLaren SLR Roadster 722 S confirmed

Mercedes McLaren SLR Roadster 722 S confirmed

Although the world’s automotive perspective may have changed lately, the Paris Auto Show will not only be about hybrid and diesel cars. There will also be a awesome roadster from Mercedes. Not much is known right now about the car except that it is the S version of the Mercedes McLaren SLR Roadster 722 — which makes this a very limited edition of a limited edition car. How limited? We’ll find out next week when Mercedes will bring it to Paris.

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Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 Edition video intro

Today’s history lesson courtesy of Mercedes. This video shows not only the new SLR 722 edition, but also what the designation "722" means to the company. So remember, you’re not wasting time watching videos...You’re learning!

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Mercedes SLR Speedster – new rendering

Mercedes SLR Speedster – new rendering

The Mercedes SLR McLaren is the stripper of the automotive world. It showed up looking sexy and sleek in 2003, but soon people got distracted by the new girls at the ‘Prancing Horse’. So the little one of German-Anglo decent said, “What you don’t like me anymore? Why don’t I take off my top?” And the roadster appeared in 2007.

Now the SLR is getting old, and they’re less rich men coming to she her do her thing. So the SLR says, “Wait! Look at me now. I’ve lost weight and I’ve taken even more off!” In an effort to get a few more bucks before the SLR gets too old and needs to retire, the Speedster version will debut in 2009. The loss of windows and other creature comforts makes her 440 lb lighter than any other version and should have a top speed of round 220 mph.

As you can tell from our original rendering, she’s still sexy after all these years. Just like a stripper, it will cost a lot to take the SLR home (possibly over $1 million), but you’ll also have a lot of great stories to tell your friends.

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Mercedes SLR 722 Roadster spy shots

Mercedes SLR 722 Roadster spy shots

The SLR 722 is about to loose its head, with the launch of the roadster version in early 2009. U.S. prices have not been announced, but European sales should be around £400,000.

Under the hood there will be the same engine as in the coupe 722: a 5.4-litre, V8 AMG, supercharged engine that delivers about 650 hp and over 580 ft lbs of torque. The 0 to 60 mph sprint will be made in under 3.0 seconds. The special edition roadster gets its name from the famous Stirling Moss victory in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR which raced under the number 722.

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Mercedes SLR Speedster rendering

Mercedes SLR Speedster rendering

The final edition of the SLR supercar has been spotted testing for quite a while now. But spy shots showed just a highly camouflaged car. Jonsibal.com posted a rendering of the future supercar, and we have to admit it looks pretty amazing. Nothing surprising of course, but pretty cool!

According to the designer, the speedster version will be completely different than the McLaren SLR. The only parts that these two cars share are the headlights. Practically all body panels have been redesigned. The whole side panel, fenders and doors are all different. The hood was also redesigned to tame the slope leading to the high beams which was originally connected to the A pillar. The front bumper is new reflecting a bit more of an FXX Evo design cues. The side exit exhaust is now placed in the side fender vents as how it appeared in the original 1955 300 SLR instead of the rocker panels found in the current McLaren model.

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Terrible SLR crash

Terrible SLR crash

What you are looking in here sometime used to be a SLR. We can’t give you more details about what really happened in here, but you can imagine just by watching the pictures!

The crash happened in Qatar and the owner of the car was only 22 years old (I say was cause just by looking at the car you can imagine he didn’t survive). He was driving extremely and he lost control of his car. The result... what you see in the images.

If you have more details about this, please let us know!

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