2005 MERCEDES-BENZ MCLAREN SLR COUPE for sale. Motorcar Classics is excited to present this stunning 2005 Mercedes McLaren SLR Coupe featured in Crystal Laurite Silver with Black interior. With 19,888 miles the car presents as-new in all respects. This 2005 model is the first year of the production model based on Mercedes 1999 Vision SLR concept car that itself was inspired both by the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coup of 1955,which was a modified Mercedes-Benz W196S race car, and the design of closed-wheel Formula One cars, a field in which Mercedes had prior experience, providing engines for McLaren bodies. The car was presented as "Tomorrow Silver Arrow" in a clear reference to the Silver Arrows of the golden age of Mercedes in competition during the fifties. To bring the concept to production, Mercedes joined with their Formula One partner, McLaren, thus creating the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The cars were built in McLarens facility in Woking, UK. The SLR sports a hand-built 5,439 cc (331.9 cu in), supercharged, all-aluminium, SOHC, V8 engine and AMG SPEEDSHIFT R five-speed automatic transmission with three manual modes.The car uses carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) construction in an attempt to keep the weight low. Road and Track tested the car in their July 2005 Road Test and reached 60 mph from a standstill in 3.5 seconds. The 0 to 100 mph sprint was achieved in 7.5 seconds and a quarter mile run was completed in 11.5 seconds at 126 mph. The car pulled 1.13G on the skidpad! The original MSRP was approximately $450,000 and the performance remains formidable today. The iconic Gullwing doors attract attention everywhere the car is parked. Our SLR is a future collectible and offers great value.