Presented is a stunning 2,700-mile SLR that has just come out of an
extensive detail and is simply gorgeous.
There is little dispute in the collectible community that SLR's are
undervalued and have significant room to appreciate. Lower mileage
cars are increasingly difficult to find and there are few cars on
the market in general.
With just 2,700 miles and freshly detailed, this particular one
includes Owner Manuals and the original window sticker.
Finished in timeless Black over Black, this SLR will stand tall as
part of any collection.
A total of 1,131 SLR's (all variants) were produced for the United
States. SLR's are unquestionably one of the most sought-after
collectibles in the world with experts unanimously agreeing that
its strongest appreciation is yet to come.
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The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is a grand tourer jointly developed
by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive, built in Portsmouth and
the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, England and sold
from 2003 to 2010.
SLR is an abbreviation for "Sport Leicht Rennsport" (Sport Light
Racing), an homage to the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR which served as the
car's inspiration. The car was offered in coupe, roadster, and a
limited edition speedster variants.
At the 1999 North American International Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz
presented their Vision SLR concept, inspired both by the
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe 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, as Mercedes-Benz were already
designing and developing powertrains and electronics for McLaren's
Formula One Team.
The production version of the car was unveiled to the general
public on 17 November 2003. This version was a bit different than
the concept, the adjustments included more complex vents on both
sides of the car, a redesigned front with the three-pointed star
plunged in the nose and red tinted rear lights.
The SLR features Sensotronic Brake Control, a type of brake-by-wire
system. The brake discs are carbon-ceramic units and provide better
stopping power and fade resistance than steel discs when operating
under ideal working temperature. Mercedes-Benz claims these discs
are fade resistant to 2,200 �F. The front discs are internally
vented and measure 14.6" in diameter; eight-piston calipers are
used. Rear discs are 14.2" in diameter with four-piston calipers.
During wet conditions the calipers automatically skim the surface
of the discs to keep them dry.
The SLR features active aerodynamics; there is a spoiler mounted on
the rear integral air brake flap. The spoiler increases downforce
depending on its angle of elevation or angle of attack. At a set
speed, the spoiler/brake automatically raises to 10 degrees, when
demanded via the driver's switch, the elevation can be increased to
30 degrees for increased rear downforce, at the cost of increased
steady state drag. The car has a flat underbody and a rear diffuser
for improved downforce. Due to this, there was no other place for
the exhaust pipes to exit, other than the sides of the car, making
it another unique feature of the SLR.
The SLR has a 511 lbs hand-built 5.4 L. supercharged all-aluminum
alloy, SOHC 3 valves per cylinder 90� V8 engine, with a compression
ratio of 8.8:1. The engine is lubricated via a dry sump system. The
Lysholm-type twin-screw supercharger rotates at a maximum of 23,000
rpm and produces 13 psi of boost. The compressed air is then cooled
via two intercoolers. The engine generates a maximum power output
of 617 HP at 6,500 rpm and maximum torque of 575 lbf�ft between
3,250 to 5,000 rpm.
McLaren took the original concept car designed by Mercedes and
moved the engine 39.4" behind the front bumper, and around 19.7"
behind the front axle. They also optimized the design of the center
The car uses carbon-fiber reinforced plastic construction in order
to keep the weight low. The SLR could attain a top speed of 208
Car and Driver achieved a 0 to 60 mph acceleration time of 3.4
seconds, and a 1/4 mile time of 11.2 seconds at 130 mph. Car and
Driver also achieved top gear acceleration 30-50 mph and 50-70 mph
times of 1.7 and 2.4 seconds, which are the fastest ever recorded
by the magazine in a production car. The SLR also pulled 1.13 g on
the skid pad. The magazine suggested that the times may be even
lower if temperatures were lower.
Motor Trend tested the SLR and achieved a 0-60 mph acceleration
time of 3.3 seconds in April 2006.
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