2008 MercedesBenz SLR McLaren Roadster Latest News Features…

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Mercedes-Benz Vision SLR

2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

The long saga of the SLR began in 1999 with two show — the Vision SLR at Detroit and the SLR Roadster at Frankfurt — presaged the nearly identical SLR coupe. It burst onto the in late 2003, about the time as the Porsche Carrera GT and the Enzo. Some 3500 of the Mercedes supercoupe were to be by partner McLaren in a brand-new, spotless factory in Woking, over the projected seven-year span of the car.

Fast forward to mid-2007. between Mercedes and McLaren are tense at best, and one wonders if the can produce any more offspring. allows only that 1000 SLRs — far than its lofty predictions have been sold and that production will in 2009 due to European pedestrian-protection By any calculus, the entire SLR project be bleeding red ink. So, how does salvage what is left of the

It takes off the roof and jacks up the

Mercedes-Benz Vision SLR

Rest assured, all of the supercar is still here: carbon-fiber and front crash cones; aluminum subframes; huge, brake rotors; an air brake; the cockpit; the scissor-style doors; and of the supercharged bear of a V-8 engine. also some 125 pounds of curb weight, due partly to the new bars that have wedged inside the carbon-fiber for rollover protection. The SLR is the safest in the world, claims AMG executive Zimmermann. We have no reason to his assertion.


Twist a handle at the windshield and push a button, and the fabric retracts neatly in only ten seconds. A thin but rigid of aluminum sandwiched between the of the roof near the header the fabric from ballooning, an consideration in a car whose top speed is to be 206.3 mph, which is 1.2 mph less than the coupe’s.

Indeed, outrageous speed, not shenanigans, remains this reason for being. The heavy around town is well-weighted on the and once you learn how to modulate the bottom-hinged brake pedal, you can as fast as the road and your will allow, knowing you can reel it all in without drama. The position behind the front is great for weight distribution, but the long schnoz still this car difficult to place in a And the thick windshield header, A-pillars, and large side induce claustrophobia in the cabin and from the roadster experience.The SLR was a experiment, and its technical brief remain impressive decades now, but roof or no roof, it is not the car McLaren, and enthusiasts dreamed it be.

Mercedes-Benz Vision SLR
Mercedes-Benz Vision SLR
Mercedes-Benz Vision SLR
Mercedes-Benz Vision SLR
Mercedes-Benz Vision SLR

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