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Despite its near 2-ton weight, the fuel economy is generally better than the lighter Lamborghini Murciélago, and it is lighter, less expensive, less powerful sibling, Gallardo. Still, on the Episode 2 from Season 13 of BBC car show Top Gear the Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SV performed a little slower than the SLR McLaren 722 Edition during a race special in Abu Dhabi although the Lamborghini weighed 1,565 kg (3,450 lb) and had about 20 PS (15 kW; 20 hp) more. Also, the same show put the SLR and the Porsche Carrera GT on its track, and after multiple attempts, the Porsche beat the SLR-McLaren by just over a second (1:19.8 vs. 1:20.9). However, on a separate race around their short track, the SLR was fractionally quicker than the Carrera GT. In a straight line, the SLR is quicker after around 100 miles per hour.
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is an Anglo-German grand tourer car jointly developed by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive, built in Portsmouth and the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, England and sold from 2003 to 2009. When it was developed, Mercedes-Benz owned 40 percent of the McLaren Group.
Due to the automatic gear box, front mid-engined arrangement, and its driving characteristics, some commentators classify the SLR McLaren as a GT, whose rivals would be vehicles such as the Aston Martin DBS V12 and Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano.
SLR stands for "Sport, Leicht, Rennsport" (sport, light, racing). Mercedes-Benz stated that they would build 3,500 SLRs over seven years, with an annual production of 500 cars. The car's base price, GB£395,337
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was 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 on 17 Nov 2003. On 4 April 2008, Mercedes announced that they would cease production of the SLR. The last of the coupes rolled off the production line at the end of 2007 and the roadster version was discontinued in early 2009.
The car uses carbon fibre for its entire body construction in an attempt to keep the weight low. Despite CFRP materials the total curb weight is 1,750 kg (3,858 lb).
Car and Driver achieved a 0-60 mph (100 km/h) time of 3.4 seconds, and a quarter-mile time of 11.2 seconds at 130 mph (209 km/h) C&D suggests the times may be even lower if temperatures were lower. Motor Trend tested the SLR and achieved a 0-60 mph time of 3.3 seconds in April 2006. Car and Driver 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 skidpad.
Road and Track tested the car in their July 2005 Road Test and reached 60 mph (97 km/h) from a standstill in 3.5 seconds. The 0 - 100 mph (160 km/h) sprint was achieved in 7.5 seconds and a quarter mile run was completed in 11.5 seconds at 126 mph (203 km/h).
In June 2004 the SLR was tested at Nardo and performed the 0-100 km/h (62 mph) exercise in 3.8 seconds, 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in 10.7 seconds and 0-300 km/h (190 mph) in 30.6 seconds.
The top speed of the SLR McLaren is listed at around 208--209 miles per hour for the coupe.
A new version was introduced in 2006 called the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition. The "722" refers to the victory by Stirling Moss and his co-driver Denis Jenkinson in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with the starting number 722 (indicating a start time of 7:22 a.m.) at the Mille Miglia in 1955.
A roadster version of the SLR went on sale in September 2007 for £350,000 ($534 485 U.S.). It uses the same supercharged V8 AMG acceleration time of 3.8 seconds.
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McLaren Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss in London; Driving, Walkaround
I think this video is quite possibly my rarest and best spot yet; a McLaren
Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss seen driving in London.
Video features highlights of the car, a walkaround, and a few small driving
scenes, but I was in absolute awe at the sight of this fantastic rare car.
My apologies in advance for the length of the video, but I thought it was
probably worth it!
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and waiting one to start up. While filming a very rare SLR Stirling Moss, a
great number of supercars showed up in the same street!
Technical data - Mercedes SLR Mclaren Stirling Moss
Engine - 5.5L supercharged V8 with 640hp / 820nm
Performance - 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) acceleration in 3.5s, top speed 350km/h
Curb weight - 1,568 kg
Price - 750.000€, limited to 75 units and available just to SLR owners
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Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss Start Up and Driving in Monaco
This is the epic, extremely rare (75 in the World) and stupidly expensive
McLaren Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss. It's a special model based on the SLR.
There's no roof so you'll only drive this million dollar car... On nice
The engine is a 5.5 liter supercharged V8, with serious performances and