Mercedes McLaren SLR 722

06Jul07

Mercedes McLaren SLR 722

Mercedes McLaren SLR 722

New Mercedes-Benz SLR “722 Edition”: Born on the racetrack.

Refined in numerous respects, this super sports car has more output, tailor-made suspension and interior.

The new model “722 Edition” is a homage to the victory of British racing legend Stirling Moss in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with starting number 722 (indicating a start time of 7.22 a.m.).

The supercharged 5.5-litre V8 engine in the “722 Edition”, is hand-built in the AMG engine shop in Affalterbach, generates 650 hp. The particular strengths of this high-performance engine are immediate response to movements of the accelerator, highly emphatic torque build-up and an unmistakable V8 sound. The performance figures are outstanding even for a high-end sports car: the “722 Edition” accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in only 3.6 seconds, and 200 km/h is reached in just 10.2 seconds. The maximum speed (337 km/h) is above the 334 km/h previously achieved by the SLR.

Handling characteristics worthy of the racetrack are also provided by the sophisticated suspension, 19-inch light-alloy wheels, stiffer damper configuration and a 10mm lower body. Larger brake discs with a diameter of 390 mm ensure excellent braking performance.

Discreet visual modifications mark the SLR “722 Edition” out as special, in line with the wishes of the enthusiastic gentleman drivers and wealthy sports car collectors who make up the core target group. The modified front spoiler with an air splitter, as well as the rear diffuser, improve both the aerodynamics and contact pressure at high speeds, and reflect the transfer of cutting-edge technology from motor racing. At the same time, the use of clear-lacquered carbon as an extremely strong yet lightweight material symbolises the practicality of these technical features. Bucket-type sports seats upholstered in leather/Alcantara provide outstanding lateral support, while the grippier racing steering wheel with hunting-leather lining, gearshift paddles and black carbon highlights lend a racing touch to the interior.

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