Back then, at the time when the McLaren Formula 1 team won two world championship titles with Mercedes engines, which were won by Mika Häkkinen, that was Mercedes-McLaren SLR the ultimate in German automotive engineering. This Benz was supposed to show that the Swabians can not only be successful in Formula 1, but are also able to build super sports cars that can scare the competition from Maranello and Sant'Agata Bolognese. In 2003, four years after McLaren-Mercedes won the last world championship in the premier class, the SLR finally on the market, and caused a sensation with its spectacular design.
A Formula 1 racer for the road.
The vehicle we're introducing to you today is a copy from 2008, and it was made by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) refined. In Germany it is available at an astronomical price of around 3 million euros for sale, and has 15.793 kilometers on the clock. Whole 25 were built, and the car currently on sale owns the Edition number 12.
Despite its front engine, the Mercedes-McLaren SLR looks a bit like Formula 1. The spectacular nose, which is still an absolute eye-catcher today, was inspired by the front wing of an F-1 car. But this SLR, which was completely changed by MSO, as both the front apron as well as the rear apron are modified is a very special piece of jewelry. Also the rear diffuser has been changed and made very special Rims of which we unfortunately do not know what dimensions they have and what their model name is. The car that goes in Antimony Gray metallic is painted, the extraordinary was allowed sidepipeswhich are attached behind the front axle and have two tailpipes on each side, and of course the Lamborghini-inspired scissor doors are also included.
One could argue that the Mercedes-McLaren SLR anticipated the door concept of the current McLaren models, or at least based it on it. This model is still ideally suited for a big appearance today, but from today's perspective it was a flop because it was probably too expensive for many Mercedes fans and its brand name was not exclusive enough for the clientele of super sports car buyers.
Exclusive interior from MSO.
A customized interior from McLaren's in-house tuner MSO should of course not be missing. Among other things, there is an exclusive Leather seats, Carbon elements in the cockpit as well as a Badge with serial number contain. So it is still comfortable to drive today, and you indulge in a luxury that is appropriate for this price category.
5,4 liter V8 supercharger provides a lot of power.
The Mercedes-McLaren SLR 722 is powered by a V8 compressor with 650 hp and a massive 820 Newton meters driven at maximum torque. Only that Five-step automatic may not really fit into a super sports car from our point of view, and in our opinion it would be at this time a manual transmission been more appropriate.
The power transmission takes place on the Rear wheels, and the performance is still outstanding even by today's standards. 3,6 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h as well as the enormous top speed from 337 kilometers per hour, can still be seen in the sports car world in 2021.
Our Summary about this Mercedes-McLaren SLR 722 by MSO:
We think that it is an absolute dream car for lovers of German engineering, which is so exclusive that it may even increase in value, and thus as a Investment property serves. If you don't have 3 million left to buy the car, you are welcome to click on our picture gallery, which we have attached to the article. If we get more information about the changes, there will of course be an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply take ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
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Mercedes-Benz SLR 722 McLaren Edition by MSO is for sale.
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