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Mercedes McLaren SLR

Mercedes Mclaren SLR

Mercedes Mclaren SLR rear view with active braking spoiler

Mercedes Mclaren SLR engine

Mercedes Mclaren SLR interior

Year 2004
Engine 5439 cc V-8 supercharged
Transmission 5-speed auto
Max speed 207 mph
0-60 mph 3.8 seconds
Horsepower 626 hp @ 6500 rpm
weight 3800 lbs

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren supercar was inspired by the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR from 1955, but the new SLR also draws heavily on F1 for design cues as well as technology.

The Mercedes Mclaren SLR is powered by a supercharged 5.5 litre, dry sumped, 90 degree V8 developed from the Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG. This engine produces 626 hp at 6500rpm, and 780 Nm (575 ft lbs) of torque at 3250 - 5000 rpm.

Unlike most supercars of the era, which are mid-engine, the SLR's engine is positioned in front of the cab. Although it sits far enough back over the front axle to be called 'mid-front'.

The brake discs on the Mercedes Mclaren SLR are carbon-ceramic, these provide better stopping power and fade resistance (up to 1000°C) than conventional steel discs. They also apply themselves automatically in the wet to clean the film of water off the disks, however the pressure applied is not enough for the driver to notice.

The small rear spoiler deploys under heavy breaking to keep the rear of the SLR stable and firmly planted to the road.

The bodywork is carbon-fibre and the front substructure is designed to deform in a collision and protect the occupants.

Unlike most Mercedes models which are built in Germany, The Mercedes-Benz Mclaren SLR is built in the UK.

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