The Mercedes SLR McLaren went out of production in 2010 when it was replaced by the SLS AMG sports car. This doesn’t mean that tuners totally forgot about the mighty Mercedes, and proof of that comes from Famous Parts, which released a sweet tuning kit based on the SLR McLaren Roadster.
No updates were necessary under the hood, as despite being a decade old, the SLR McLaren is still plenty powerful. It was powered by a supercharged V-8 with a total output of 626 horsepower — 650 horsepower if you were lucky enough to get the SLR "722 Edition". With this potent powerplant in tow, the SLR McLaren remains more powerful than many supercars of today.
Because of this mighty V-8, the tuner decided to add a set of wheels from ADV.1, add a custom suspension system and install a lightweight exhaust.
Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster by Famous Parts.
If there’s one thing we know about the Mercedes SLR McLaren, it’s that despite its age, it’s never too old to have a new program built for it.
For the latest work done on it, the SLR McLaren was treated to a new blue-and-black wrap by the foil experts CUT48, who took the pretty risky job of dressing up the German supercar. If you think this job is easy, think again; there’s a lot of tedious work behind it, beginning with the choice of foil, design, and coordination of colors. And that doesn’t even take into account the actual job of wrapping the car in foil.
The aesthetic improvements are nice, but we really care most about what’s going on under that hood. This McLaren SLR received a program from EDO Competition that includes an ECU remapping, the addition of new sport air filters and sport catalytic converters, an upgraded compressor, a new exhaust manifold, and a modified intake system.
All told, the SLR now hits 722 horsepower and 657 pound-feet of torque with a 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) time of under 10 seconds with a top speed of 214 mph, numbers that can put even today’s most popular supercars to shame.
Japanese tuning firm, Premier4509, is trooping to the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon with a stunning program for one of the most iconic super cars in recent history: the Mercedes SLR McLaren.
The full details surrounding this program won’t be unveiled until the doors officially open in Tokyo, but Premier4509 is wasting little time in getting our juices going by releasing a few teaser photos of the finely-tuned SLR McLaren. From what we’ve been told, Premier4509 is planning to make around thirty bodykits for the SLR with one being displayed in Tokyo next week. Among the components that have been put into it are a new carbon front bumper, new side skirts, a new rear bumper, a diffuser, a new rear spoiler, wheel arches, and a new set of alloy wheels that add even more stylish substance to what is already one of the most awesome-looking supercars on the planet.
That’s about all the information we have about the program. Rest assured, Premier4509 is prepared to bring the thunder in Tokyo next week. And just like the rest of the auto world, we’ll be waiting earnestly to see the full details surrounding their new program for the venerable SLR McLaren.
There are those tuning companies that can be out of the spotlight for a few months, generating little to no headlines, but when they do resurface, they come out swinging with some pretty jaw-dropping projects.
That’s the case for German tuning company, Wheelsandmore. We haven’t seen or heard from these guys for a while now, but they’ve definitely come back with a bang with their new "Epochal" program for the McLaren Mercedes SLR 722.
It’s hard to build a program for a car as exclusive a the McLaren SLR 722, but Wheelsandmore was certainly up to the task. The carbon fiber body of the McLaren SLR 722 received a pretty svelte companion in the form of a new set of 20" handmade Type 6Sporz ² forged wheels wrapped in Dunlop tires. For the interior, the luxury refinements come in the form of grandiose interior leather matched with doses of Alcantara and carbon fiber, plus a modern steering wheel with carbon gearshift paddles that have been installed from its exclusive Performance Series. The company also provided an improved suspension set-up to be able to handle the increased performance of the supercar. With the help of suspension specialist KW Automotive, Wheelsandmore managed to improve the suspension of the supercar by developing in train and rebounding the adjustable coilover suspension with housings made of high strength aluminum alloy.
For the engine upgrade, Wheelsandmore made use of a customized software program on the supercar’s 5.5-liter V8 front-mid engine, while also installing a hand-made exhaust system and a remotely controllable exhaust muffler with flaps. From the already impressive 650-horsepower output of the supercar, Wheelsandmore managed to spike up the power all the way to 727 horsepower with further enhancements taking the output to a mouth-watering 800 horsepower.
The rock star Mercedes seen in these images isn’t a special edition being sold in an exclusive market. No, this is the L4P SLR777, a team collaboration project between Platinum Motorsport, RENNtech, MACarbon, and Exotics Boutique. It is actually the only SLR with a Mansory Renovatio Body Kit installed outside of the Mansory Factory and, to boost its awesome factor to the next level, it is the world’s fastest SLR, clocking in a 1/4 Mile time of 10.29 sec at 134 mph. Has your interest been piqued yet?
The impressive engine work was done by Renntech, who gace the SLR an ECU upgrade, a sports catalytic exhaust upgrade, stainless sport sound and performance SLR mufflers, and stainless steel headers. The engine is now mated to a Mercedes 722.6 five Speed transmission upgrade that was necessary to ensure maximum power is transmitted to the drive wheels without transmission slippage.
A new suspension system and performance brakes were also necessary and, for an even more dramatic appearance, there is also a HLS 2 (Hydraulic Lift System) that provides additional road clearance for lowered vehicles by raising the front axle suspension via the push of a button.
The L4P SLR777 is painted in a new special Liquid White color courtesy of Platinum Motorsport and comes with plenty of carbon fiber elements to brag about, courtesy of MACarbon. The carbon was then combined with black suede from Platinum Motorsport and custom 20" Agetro M140 Monoblock wheels.
Check out the full list of upgrades after the jump.
The king is dead, long live the king! Mercedes SLR is out of production for quite some time now, but the fact it was a great car is beyond doubt. As a proof is the fact that even now, when Mercedes stopped producing it, tuners are still offering lots of attention.
The German tuner Wheelsandmore for example is not at theirfirst upgrade for the SLR. They have also offered a tuning package last year, but we simply can not understand why after offering a 730 HP upgrade they now come with a 707 HP version.
Their latest version is called "Edition 707" - you can easily understand where the name comes from - includes a performance pack, a larger compressor pulley and an ecu upgrade. As a result the engine now delivers a total of 707 HP and a peak torque of 674 lbs-ft and the 0 to 60 mph sprint is made in 3.5 seconds.
The engine upgrades are being combined with KW suspensions, full race approved coilover with damper housings of strength aluminum alloy and a lowered center of gravity. The car now sits on a new set of handcrafted, multi-piece forged wheels of the type 6Sporz².
But the updates for the SLR McLaren are nearly unlimited and on request they might also include carbon-look outside rims and the red outlines (as pictured).
It was only a few days ago that we revealed the incredible package provided by Edo Competition for the Koenigsegg CCR and now it seems as if that project was a mere warmup for the tuning firm. Edo Competition has now come out with their "Edo SLR Black Arrow" program for the Mercedes SLR. Their package includes a significant power increase, as well as impressive exterior and interior modifications.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the Mercedes SLR "Black Arrow" looks to have taken its inspiration from the 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR "722 Edition", but it sure does take a lot of paint to make it obvious. Splattered along the doors and hood is the number "722" in bright red. This number refers to what’s bucking underneath the hood. The SLR’s V8 engine and supercharges it up to 722 HP, up from the standard 650 HP. With the new output, the Black Arrow will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, while top speed is limited to 214 mph.
Hit the jump to read more about the Edo Competition SLR Black Arrow.
Earlier today we brought news of a Wheelsandmore tuning package for the Mercedes SLS AMG, now it’s time for its ancestor to get our attention. Well, actually, it got the attention of the very same tuner, who seems to show the same interest for the old McLaren SLR, both the standard and the SLR 722 S.
Out of the two vehicles featured, the most impressive package belongs to the 722 S version, where the addition of optimized control electronics, a change in compression ratio, and a completely hand-made, improved exhaust system with radio remote-controlled exhaust valves, the vehicle’s output is increased to an impressive 730 HP (up from standard 650 HP). However, the increase for the standard SLR isn;t too shabby either with a bump to 680hp. Top speed for the 722 S is now 213 mph and 211 mph for the standard SLR.
Next to these amazing engine upgrades, the tuner is also offering a racing chassis, new 20" in-house forged wheels, and carbon fiber components for the interior.
The Mercedes SLR is already out of production, but like all the good cars out there, the interest for it is still very high. And since there were only 1500 units produced, we can see why. The car looks amazing straight from the factory, but even small changes can make the car look even more fabulous.
The German tuner, Rensson, is offering just that with a series of exterior changes that make the SLR look like a "black devil." The package includes the bodykit from the Mansory Renovatio for a more brutal appearance and is combined with enormous slippers from Project Kahn. Next to those changes, the tuner is also offering side air intakes and a new carbon fiber interior with Alcantara inlays.
As for the engine, the 626 HP V8 supercharged engine is just more than enough for a supercar like this. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is still made in 3.8 seconds and top speed is 207 mph.
It seems that the Volcano is a very successful model for Hamann. After the first white model and the Red Edition revealed at the Frankfurt Show, the German tuner has also created a Yellow Edition. besides the paint scheme it brings no modifications to the Volcano supercar.
The Volcano is powered by a 5.4 Liter V8 boosted from 626 HP all the way up to a clean 700 HP, this drops .2 seconds off the car’s 0 to 60 MPH time which now clocks in at 3.6 seconds and is able to reach a top speed of 216 MPH.
The tuning kit also includes a new front spoiler, a redesigned rear bumper, new side sills, a big rear wing spoiler, a new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and 21 inch Edition Race wheels.
The high performance tuning house Hamann has just unveiled the Volcano based on the McLaren SLR super car. The Volcano is powered by a 5.4 Liter V8 boosted from 626 HP all the way up to a clean 700 HP, this drops .2 seconds off the car’s 0 to 60 MPH time which now clocks in at 3.6 seconds and is able to reach a top speed of 216 MPH.
Aside from the bold new paint scheme, the Volcano wears an extremely aggressive body kit complete with bare carbon fiber fender flares and a very sharp front lip. Hamann even saw fit to incorporate a few stylish LED driving lights underneath the front air dam and a carbon fiber roof scoop up top. Now Hamann is typically known for their powerful creations, but this particular SLR is just completely over the top. What the heck. If you are going to introduce a new tuner car at the Frankfurt Motor Show, why not go all out.
It only makes sense that Mercedes would choose Detroit in January to debut the windowless and topless SLR Stirling Moss edition, right? This snow-in-your-hair super roadster will make its first public showing at the North American International Auto Show.
The last and most extreme version of the Mercedes SLR will be limited to 75 units and cost €750,000 (about $1.07 million at direct current rates.) The only thing separating the drive from nature in this speedster is the sleek carbon fiber bodywork, and a tonneau cover that can be applied over the passenger area à la old school topless racers.
The SLR Stirling Moss comes with the 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.
More pics and press release after the jump
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.
Brabus will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show the SLR McLaren roadster, a tuning kit inspired by the yacht design. The supercar is priced at 699,000 Euros, and when buying it you will get an extra BRABUS ULTIMATE 112, a tuning kit based on the Smart Fortwo.
The tuning kit for the 5.5-liter supercharged engine consists of special camshafts and a fuel-cooling system. Power output increases by 24 hp / 18 kW to 650 hp (641 hp SAE net) / 478 kW at 6,500 rpm. BRABUS also offers a special clutch-type limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent for the SLR. It optimizes traction and thus acceleration performance further: The tuned SLR Roadster rockets from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 337 km/h (211 mph).
The ULTIMATE 112 produces a maximum power output of 112 hp (110 hp SAE net) / 82.4 kW at 5,600 rpm. Even more important for everyday driving is the peak torque of 150 Nm, available on a plateau from 3,330 to 3,900 rpm, an exceptional figure for a car in its class.
Press release after the jump.
Following repeated requests by motor racing enthusiasts among the SLR. CLUB members, the British motor racing specialists RML Group (Ray Mallock Ltd) have developed the new SLR 722 GT. This puristic super-sportscar is designed exclusively for the racetrack, has no approval for on-road use and will take part in the SLR. CLUB Trophy, a competition series forming part of the SLR. CLUB racetrack programme in Europe.
Mercedes-Benz will in future also market its SLR McLaren super sports car in the form of a roadster with a top. In common with Formula 1 vehicles of today, it, too, will be made of carbon fibre, a material that will endow the vehicle with a very high degree of safety as well as extreme torsional stiffness at the same high level as the coupé version. This gives rise, in combination with the racing-type chassis, to outstanding ride characteristics.
The new Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition displays thoroughbred motor-racing credentials. Featuring more than 300 modified components, the super sports car serves up a boost in output, more dynamic chassis tuning, improved aerodynamics and distinctly sporty interior appointments to thrill even the most demanding of sports-car enthusiasts.
Mercedes will unveil an updated version for the SLR McLaren at Paris Motor Show in September.
Upgrades will include an increase in horsepower from 626 to 650, a updated interior, 19" wheels, firmer suspension, a new braking system, and increased weight savings. As a result of the modifications, the new SLR’s 0-60 mph time is expected to improve from 3.8 to 3.6 seconds, while its 0-124 mph time is expected to improve from 10.6 to 10.2 (...)
The new Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is an impressive testament to the competence and experience of Mercedes-Benz and our Formula 1 partner McLaren in the development and production of high-performance sports cars. The two-seater, with its striking swing-wing doors and styling elements borrowed from the Formula 1 Silver Arrows, builds on the legacy of the famous SLR race cars of the 1950s. Equipped with cutting-edge race car technology and ground-breaking new Mercedes developments, designed to ensure a high standard of safety and suitability for day-to-day use, the new SLR creates a distinctive image for itself as a 21st-century Gran Turismo - a thrilling synthesis of tradition and innovation.