Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Inspired by the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe Racecar of 1955 which was a modified Mercedes-Benz W196 F1 race car. It was introduced in November 2003 and the last of the coupes rolled off the production line at the end of 2007. Using carbon fibre reinforced plastics construction in order to keep the weight low, features active aerodynamics utilising a spoiler mounted on the rear integral air brake flap. The SLR sports a hand-built front mid-mounted 5,439 cc, supercharged, all-aluminium, SOHC, V8 engine with cylinders angled at 90 degrees and three valves per cylinder, all of which is lubricated via a dry sump system. The engine generates a maximum power of 626 PS (460 kW; 617 hp) at 6,500 rpm and maximum torque of 780 Nm (580 lb/ft) at 3,250 to 5,000 rpm. McLaren took the original concept car designed by Mercedes and moved the engine 1 metre behind the front bumper and around 50 centimetres behind the front axle. The transmission is an extremely durable AMG Speedshift R five-speed automatic with three manual modes. When tested by ‘Car and Driver’ the SLR achieved a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.4 seconds, and a quarter-mile time of 11.2 seconds at 130 mph. They achieved top gear acceleration 30-50 mph and 50-70 mph times of 1.7 and 2.4 seconds, which are the fastest ever recorded by the magazine in a production car. The SLR also pulled 1.13 g on the skidpan. It was suggested the times may be even lower if temperatures were lower.
This particular car was registered 2005 and originally purchased in the middle east. It has had a cossetted life, most of which has been in climate controlled storage and has been driven on rare occasions.
Engine Size: 5.5 litre
Type: Coupe / Gullwing
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