The famed Mercedes McLaren SLR boasts 617bhp, 5,439cc SOHC supercharged V-8 engine, five-speed AMG Speedshift R automatic transmission with three manual modes, four-wheel independent coil-spring suspension, and four-wheel Sensotronic hydraulic disc brakes.
As two of the most successful teams in motorsport, people tend to take notice when Mercedes-Benz and McLaren work together.
With each having an enviable racing record, few partnerships in the automotive world have been more fruitful. Mercedes-Benz had been supplying engines to McLaren in Formula One since the mid-1990s, and over the course of the following 15 years, McLaren F1 cars racked up numerous wins. Mercedes-Benz eventually acquired 40 percent of the McLaren Group, and at this time, the two companies produced their first road car together, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.
When introduced in November 2003, the Ferrari Enzo was set to do battle with the Porsche Carrera GT, and accordingly, the car’s performance and 206-mph top speed firmly put it into the upper echelon of supercars. Rrather than creating an all-out, no-compromises supercar, Mercedes-Benz and Mclaren decided to go a slightly different route. Instead of placing the engine in behind the cabin, the car had a front-mid-engine layout, with the engine sitting behind the front wheels and just ahead of the cabin.
In order to attain its top speed, the SLR McLaren was powered by a hand-built 5.4-litre V-8 fitted with a Lysholm-type twin-screw supercharger. As the car could produce 617bhp and it goes without saying that acceleration was phenomenal, with a dash from 0 to 60 mph taking just 3.8 seconds, leading to a quarter-mile of 11 seconds.
In 2007, Mercedes introduced the SLR McLaren Roadster, adding even more fanfare to Mercedes’ high-end sports car. Fortunately for the SLR Roadster, when removing the roof, the “swing-wing” doors remain hinged to the A-pillars rather than the roof itself. After being manually unlatched, the roof takes just 10 seconds to fold into a compartment behind the rear seats—quick enough to be done at a stop light. Engineers also spent lots of time focusing on structural rigidity in both the coupe and the roadster models of the SLR, and Mercedes claims that the drop-top is just as rigid as the coupe. Save for the convertible top, the SLR remained largely unchanged from its coupe sibling.
Not only did the roadster provide owners with the same performance and usability as the coupe, but it also allowed them to hear the SLR’s glorious exhaust note, which many thought to be the best facet of the car.
This SLR Roadster was produced in 2010 and wears Mercedes Crystal Laurite Silver Metallic over a black leather trim, an elegant colour combination which perfectly represents the sleek and sophisticated nature of the car. Having covered just 20,920 kilometers from new, the car has a full service history and still holds its protective layer, resulting in its condition being as described ‘as new’. What better way is there to enjoy the summer months than with this front-engined, convertible, style-icon of a car. An opportunity not to be missed.
Dieser SLR Roadster wurde 2010 erbaut und ist in Mercedes Crystal Laurite Silber Metallic mit schwarzer Lederausstattung, was die kultivierte und anspruchsvolle Natur des Autos unterstützt. Nur 20.920 km gefahren, trägt es noch immer seine Schutzschicht, was die Aussage bestätigt, dass das Auto “wie neu” sei. Es gibt keine bessere Art die Sommermonate zu genießen, als mit dieser Cabriolet Stilikone. Eine Gelegenheit die nicht verpasst werden sollte.
|Auction||Techno Classica April 2016|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||EU Registered|
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