Showing posts in the category of Mercedes SLR McLaren

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Drives 8 Blocks without a Front Wheel in NYC…


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Before we delve into the details about this head-scratching incident, just so you know, even though this is the first time I've seen the video that was brought to my attention by reader Tim B., it was recorded in April of 2012.

Rob from Superspeeders explains what happened: "Driver collides with NYC curb and breaks front wheel off of SLR Mclaren, then continues to drive for 8 blocks including two left turns to his destination. $300,000+ in damage. Goes to why exotic cars have no business in NYC."

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren All Foiled Up


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After it stunned the world with the F1 and before it created its own automotive division that gave birth to the MP4-12C and in due time, the range-topping P1, McLaren agreed to design and manufacture the SLR Coupe and Roadster supercars in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz.

Today, even though an untrained eye may easily mistake the SLR McLaren for some kind of tweaked and tuned SL hardtop roadster, Mercedes' supercar remains a very expensive and sought after model by collectors and fans of the brand alike.

Oh, the Irony…McLaren SLR Receives Ticket by Officer in Smart ForTwo


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One of the fastest and expensive cars produced by Mercedes-Benz's parent company Daimler receiving a ticket by a man in the group's slowest and cheapest vehicle is not something you encounter every day.

You can watch the priceless scene of the officer in a Smart ForTwo writing up a ticket for the unattended and sticker-bombed Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster for parking in a loading zone in Beverly Hills in the video that follows right past the jump.

750HP Aston Martin vs 626HP Mercedes SLR McLaren vs 560HP Nissan GT-R


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Here's further proof that horsepower numbers can be hugely deceiving. A completely stock Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren with 626-ponies goes up against a lightly tuned Nissan GT-R with a Stage 2 kit and 560-horses and in a separate race, an Aston Martin DBS upgraded with a supercharger by Mansory pushing out 750-horsepower.

To see how the one mile (1.6 kilometers) drag strip race went down, hit the break to watch the short video clip.

Canadian Police Confiscate 13 Supercars after Youngsters Speed Race [with Video]


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Ocean’s 13 got away with stealing diamonds, earning millions of cash and ruining their adversary’s life. British Columbia’s 13, 12 young men and one woman, all under 21 years old, got away with racing each other, reaching speeds of over 125 mph (200 km/h) on a metro Vancouver highway with a $196 fine each.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced that the cars impounded had a combined value of $2 million. These are the supercars that were temporarily seized:

Mercedes-Benz Launches 125th Anniversary Scale Models and Merchandise


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Mercedes-Benz announced the introduction of new collection with special scale models and branded products to mark the 125th birthday of the motor car. The lineup includes a dedicated range of scale models of legendary vehicles produced over the years by the Stuttgart-based carmaker.

Edo Competition’s 722HP Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Black Arrow


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The impressive SLS AMG ‘Gullwing’ may have long replaced the venerable SLR McLaren in the Mercedes-Benz’s ranks, but the tuning world is not about let go of the Stuttgart firm’s previous supercar. Edo Competition has revealed a new take on the SLR McLaren called the Black Arrow.

Edo Karabegovic and his team over at Edo Competition started out with the SLR McLaren’s body, which gains a stealthy looking flat black coating and an overdose of red livery combined with new black colored 21-inch alloy wheels with a red ring that are shod in high-performance sport tires. There’s also new exhaust tailpipes and carbon trim.

Last Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLRs Rolling off the Production Line


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Mercedes-Benz's partner in crime, McLaren, is assembling the last examples of the final edition of the SLR, the Striling Moss, marking the end of one supercar era for the German firm and the beginning of another - the SLS AMG Gullwing. Jointly developed by Mercedes and McLaren, the outgoing SLR was launched onto the market in 2004.

The SLR was produced in five different variants including the standard coupe and roadster, the more powerful 722 Coupe and Roadster models, and the hardcore 650HP SLR Stirling Moss that was presented in January 2009 and will be built in a limited run of 75 units.

Overall, 2,000 SLRs have been produced in the five years it remained in production which is substantially more than any other sports car in this special category.





Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Driver Plays Dodgem Cars in Poland - with Video


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A Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was completely destroyed in Warsaw, Poland this past weekend when the 23-year-old driver of the German supercar lost control of the vehicle and crossed onto the opposite side of the road colliding with several oncoming cars including a Mitsubishi Outlander SUV. Though not officially confirmed by the police, Polish media reported that the SLR McLaren driver was racing against a Ferrari when the accident happened.

If we translated the report correctly, it also appears that the McLaren driver was traveling/racing with his young child in the car... Fortunately no one was killed in the crash though some of the accident victims were taken to the hospital.

Thanks for tip Martin ! Source: Alert24




Swiss Nightmare: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 999 Red Gold Dream


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This is so wrong, in so many ways that we don't even know where to begin from. The monstrous eyesore you're looking at is called Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 999 Red Gold Dream and it's the work of Swiss designer (???) Ueli Anliker who claims to have spent more than 30,000 man hours and about 5 million SF, which comes to around $4,35 million US or €3,3 million, to complete the 24k gold festooned SLR. Both numbers sound absurd, but hey, we didn't expect to hear something rational from someone who obliterates a McLaren SLR in such an 'uber' kitschy kind of way.

Mercedes SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream - Carscoop The 'Fast and Furious' SLR comes with more gold than a wing at Fort Knox as even the exterior paint job is speckled with the precious metal. Talking about wings, take Ueli Anliker dressed Merc's supercar in a full bodykit that makes ASMA's tuning proposals look like a work of art. And let's not talk about the interior...

The SLR McLaren 999 Red Gold Dream made its debut at this week's the Swiss tuning show, Auto Emotionen (April 24 to 26) in the city of Berne.

Source: Anliker & Streetridez, Via: Autoblog.nl

Mercedes SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream - Carscoop
Mercedes SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream - Carscoop
Mercedes SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream - Carscoop
Mercedes SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream - Carscoop
Mercedes SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream - Carscoop
Mercedes SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream - Carscoop
Mercedes SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream - Carscoop
Mercedes SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream - Carscoop
Mercedes SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream - Carscoop
Mercedes SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream - Carscoop

FAB Design's Desire: A not so Desirable Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren


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Why would someone want to turn a future collectible supercar like the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren into a Fast & Furious style "rice-racer" and on top of that, spend a fortune during the process, is something we cannot answer. What we can tell you is that FAB Design's proposal is called Desire -?????- and aside from the crab-like fascia and the numerous aerodynamic doodads that include an extra larger rear wing, the SLR McLaren has also received extensive modifications under the hood.

FAB Design SLR McLaren - CarscoopThe result is an output of 750HP and 1,080Nm of torque instead of the standard SLR V8s 626 HP and 780 Nm respectively, for a zero to 100km/h (62mph) sprint time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 310km/h or 196mph.

FAB Design' package for the SLR McLaren also includes an improved suspension system and 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 265/30 ZR 20 (front) and 325/25 ZR 20 (rear) Michelin performance tires.

Via: Worldcarfans

FAB Design SLR McLaren - Carscoop
FAB Design SLR McLaren - Carscoop
FAB Design SLR McLaren - Carscoop
FAB Design SLR McLaren - Carscoop
FAB Design SLR McLaren - Carscoop
FAB Design SLR McLaren - Carscoop
FAB Design SLR McLaren - Carscoop
FAB Design SLR McLaren - Carscoop
FAB Design SLR McLaren - Carscoop
FAB Design SLR McLaren - Carscoop

Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss: New Gallery with 37 High-Res Photos


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Mercedes-Benz has published a plethora of new photos of its €750,000 (approx $960,000) SLR Stirling Moss speedster that will be built in a limited run of 75 units. The new gallery also includes pictures of British motor racing legend and Mille Miglia record-holder Stirling Moss, who lent his name to the car. The SLR Stirling Moss comes with a 650-horsepower supercharged V8 engine that launches the car from standstill to 100 km/h (62mph) in less than 3.5 seconds, and on to a top speed of 350 km/h or 218 mph.