litre S/C V8
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren concept was a belated continuation
of the legendary 300 SLR Coupé of the 1950s, the
new Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is the perfect synthesis
of tradition and innovation.
Breathtaking performance, striking looks and the use of
lightweight materials such as carbon
fibre for the chassis make the SLR a true super car.
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is the culmination of several
years work between the two respected companies.
The vast 5.4 litre supercharged
V8 engine is mounted in the front, dictating the cab rearward
styling of the SLR. Access to the SLR is gained through
impressive swing wing doors hinged along the 'A' pillar.
The SLR draws on McLarens F1 experience and uses underbody
aerodynamics to suck the car to the road.
The SLR also uses a variable geometry spoiler placed at
the extreme tail of the car, this raises to a 10°
angle at 59 mph and during heavy braking it increases
to 65° to keep the rear end planted firmly to the
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