MercedesBenz SLR McLaren Road Test Car Reviews Car and Driver

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Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

Pedigree, and paradox find a home in the new

As we floored the accelerator in the Mercedes-Benz SLR there was a brief snap of before the electronic stability stepped in to balance the sudden wave of torque against the of the car’s 295/30ZR-19 rear After that it was just a of listening to the deep staccato of the 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 hurtling the SLR the relatively short runway at near Stuttgart (where organized this performance for American magazines), and then the shift button on the steering each time the tach for its 7000-rpm redline.

Do that with any degree of and you are rewarded with 0-to-60-mph in just 3.6 seconds. The quarter-mile is in 11.6 seconds at 125 mph, and that result might on a warmer surface. C/D ‘s session was the last of four and place in the late afternoon, October temperatures were on the

Skilled testers can equal the performance of the SLR’s stability-control (ESP in Mercedes-speak) by switching to its less intrusive position and the gas pedal for traction, but they beat it. In the normal ESP mode, you very effective launch and since the SLR has 575 pound-feet of torque 3250 rpm, that is worth its weight in gold-plated It was also reassuring to know the huge ceramic brake and equally substantial calipers quickly slough off speed at the end of 130-mph run on the relatively short airstrip.

Dig into the loud pedal any out on the road, and you’ll be gob-smacked by the ferocity of the AMG engine’s response. It involve a downshift to do it, but a big dig at the throttle the kind of thrust that had in our group shaking their in awe. Just check out our and 50-to-70 times, which at 1.7 and 2.4 are the best pair of top-gear times we’ve ever for a production car.

In any situation other than a dry day on a road, a deep prod at the will likely be answered by the of both engine and electronic The engine wants to give its all the electronic systems are trying to your life. Even we had a couple of occasions in traffic a stab at the pedal produced a twitch of the tail.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

That explains why Mercedes not allow the ESP to be switched off completely. In while we were pondering strategy during a break at the session, someone asked why one needs 617 horsepower in a streetgoing The answer came from writer: To reach 207 mph.

If a company with a long history wants to flaunt its in a car that evokes both the of old and the Formula 1 McLaren of right it needs to breech the 200-mph in the same way Ferrari’s Enzo To push a big car like the SLR through an resistant atmosphere to the 200-mph when it has a flat bottom, and rear diffusers, and a tail designed to provide downforce at need big horsepower.

Mercedes performance partner AMG where to find it. AMG knows how to it, too. Looking at a fully AMG SLR engine, one can readily appreciate the compact size. The 5.4-liter V-8 in the SLR single-overhead-cam three-valve heads are remarkably compact. The twin-screw resides in the valley between the banks, where it takes up little space. A dry-sump system allows the V-8 to be housed than with a conventional oil

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