The new Mercedes-Benz SLR "722 Edition" has all the attributes
of a thoroughbred racing car. Refined in numerous respects,
this super sports car has more output, a tailor-made suspension
configuration and a decidedly sporty interior.
The new model variant SLR "722 Edition" is a homage by Mercedes-Benz
to the unforgettable victory won by the British racing legend
Stirling Moss and his co-driver Denis Jenkinson in a Mercedes-Benz
300 SLR with the starting number 722 (indicating a start time
of 7.22 a.m.) at the Mille Miglia in 1955. With an output of
478 kW/650 hp and a corresponding performance, the SLR "722
Edition" is designed to make the hearts of car enthusiasts
beat a little faster.
The supercharged 5.5-litre V8 engine in the "722 Edition", which
is hand-built in the AMG engine shop in Affalterbach, generates
478 kW/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
60 mph in only 3.6 seconds, and 120 mph is reached in just 10.2
seconds. The maximum speed of 209 mph (337 km/h) is just above
the 208 mph (334 km/h) previously achieved by the standard Mercedes-Benz Mclaren SLR.
Handling characteristics worthy of the racetrack are also provided
by the sophisticated suspension, with 19-inch light-alloy wheels,
a stiffer damper configuration and a 10 mm (.4 inch) lower body.
Larger brake discs with a diameter of 390 mm ensure excellent
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
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 a hunting-leather
lining, gearshift paddles and black carbon highlights lend a
thoroughbred racing touch to the interior.
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