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Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 772 Edition

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I know why the lion roars. A Mercedes-Benz SLR Roadster on anything but a speed-unlimited is caged, and certainly the SLR McLaren any Mercedes SLR McLaren—roars. And with all due to Maya Angelou and her singing bird, the roaring is more

We drove a 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR Roadster up the Hudson River New York City, The SLR McLaren of course, Mercedes-Benz’s ultimate car, a sports car designed its Formula 1 partner McLaren powered by a supercharged V-8 engine and built by AMG, Mercedes’ performance division, and assembled by Automotive in its facilities in Woking,

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, offered as a coupe with production in 2004, was based on a carbon chassis with a body, and doors of carbon fiber High-strength bonding and riveting individual carbon components of the and bodyshell. The aluminum engine are bolted and bonded in place.

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The SLR McLaren’s included a monocoque tub surrounding the compartment to which cone-shaped structures were added to energy in a collision, the first McLaren claims, carbon was used for that.

The AMG-built displaced 5.5-liter and with a nestled between the banks of the producing in original form 617 Just as impressive was Mercedes-Benz SLR torque. At only 1500 the AMG engine produced 442 lb-ft of maxing at 575 lb-ft from to 5000 rpm. The engine, with side pipe just behind the front openings, had mufflers—such as they in the rear of each front

A fortified five-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted for manual shifting were Suspension was a racecar-like double setup front and rear, fiber-reinforced ceramic discs, to those used in racing, outstanding fade resistance and power.

The body shape of the SLR McLaren was developed for maximum with a flat bottom per 1 cars, for smooth underbody That’s the technical reason for the keeping them out of the windstream, of course they do look

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Speaking of looking cool, the SLR long hood and rearward position are due to engine placement. the contours of the hood are intended to and function somewhat like a 1 car, any resemblance to a particular part is merely coincidental. a car’s hood is just a hood.

It’s the front mid-engine with the engine well aft of the axle line, that the cockpit to be so far back, even the engine tucked under the

The SLR McLaren’s engine isn’t back so far just for looks or any factor, but to balance mass Traction for acceleration and braking is for both, as is agility and handling. distribution is 51/49 front to More downforce is added by a rear spoiler that automatically at sixty miles per and then flips up to sixty-five to provide extra downforce at the and more aerodynamic drag, as an airbrake.

Mercedes called the which swing out and upwards, allegedly to make access but they also attract gills in the front fenders there just for looks They’re open to the engine for the release of hot air from under the

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 772 Edition

The initial Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was followed by the SLR McLaren Roadster, with the higher performance SLR McLaren 772 coupe and Roadster and the SLR McLaren, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Moss, named after one of the drivers who piloted the original Mercedes-Benz SLR racers.

Our test car was a 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, and for our it didn’t matter whether it was a 772 or not we have sat in an SLR McLaren Stirling and made vroom-vroom noises, was really cool). With 617 on tap from its 5,439 cc supercharged an increase up to 650 would be academic, for our purposes.

The AMG-built engine with a push of a button a flip-up cover atop the lever—it glows red when the key is a bark and a rumble. It’s enough to trundle about in (with comfort and a quicker-shifting mode), allowing the automatic to mind the ratios, but so much appropriate to shift manually the shift buttons on the SLR McLaren’s steering wheel (or a swipe at the lever).

Shifted manually, at least we the basso rumble of the Mercedes-Benz SLR on the overrun on downhills and the slight and curves. Our driving area, is heavily infested with New state troopers, so trundle we

Except a least for one entry to a divided highway. With to a near stop and a quick for an official presence in our rearview transmission in first gear, we the loud pedal to the floor, for just a smidge more the 3.8 seconds Mercedes says it to get the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster to miles per hour.

There’s proof positive earthquakes do happen in the state of New The earth moved for us. And momentarily, at the lion was out of the cage.

Illustration: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster. byJohn Matras.

2009 SLR McLaren Roadster, as tested

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 772 Edition
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 772 Edition
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 772 Edition


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