Mercedes SLR versions
How many Mercedes SLR versions are in existance? Well many derivates of the Mercedes SLR McLaren were followed from 2003 when it was introduced into market. They are all here.
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SLR Vision coupe | SLR Vision roadster (1999) concept vehicles
SLR coupe (2003)
The SLR was launched as a coupe in 2003. Weighing in at 1693kg it was heavy for a carbon-bodied car, but its 617 bhp supercharged V8 ensured true supercar performance.
SLR 722 Edition (2006)
On 11. 7. 2006 the new Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 Edition was released for sale. With an output of 478 kW / 650hp (more power (641bhp) and less weight (1649kg)) the new SLR 722 Edition surpasses the already outstanding performance of the 2003 SLR McLaren. The limited edition of only 150 SLR 722 cars were largely made by hand at McLaren factory in Woking, England. The name “722” Edition is referred to the number of Moss and Jenkinson’s 1955 Mille Miglia-winning Mercedes 300 SLR that had the same starting number.
SLR Roadster (2007)
On 17. 7. 2007 Mercedes presented the SLR McLaren roadster, the open-top variant of the high-performance sports car introduced in 2003 /2004. The SLR roadster was launched on the market in September 2007, taking the place alongside the SLR coupe version and is likewise built by McLaren in Woking, United Kingdom.
Same powertrain as standard SLR coupe with an extra 57kg to shift thanks to folding fabric roof. Performance was barely affected, though. Scissor doors remained, too. SLR Mclaren roadster premiere was on 11. 9 – 23. 9. 2007 at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt am Main.
SLR 722 GT (2007)
Race-ready track special developed by Ray Mallock Ltd in the UK. Weight drastically cut to 1300kg, engine boosted to 670bhp / 680 hp and a five-speed manual gearbox introduced. Price tag of million plus.
SLR Roadster 722 S (2008)
Another limited run of 150 SLR cars, this time with no roof. A 208mph top speed was 2mph higher than the standard Roadster’s, and the 3.7sec 0-62mph time a 0.1sec improvement. The new SLR McLaren roadster 722 S with 478 kW / 650 hp opened up new dimensions in open-top driving. The 722 S roadster was presented at the International Motor Show in Paris between 2. 10. – 19. 10. 2008.
SLR Stirling Moss speedster (2009)
Debuted at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit under the motto “Fascination and responsibility”. The exclusive Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss top-class speedster, of which only 75 were ever built, represents the end of the SLR model family. Inspired by the formula one 300 SLR racer of the ’50s, the Stirling Moss speedster weighs 200kg less than the regular Roadster and has a top speed of 220mph. The SLR speedster is sold only to existing SLR owners.
SLR MSO McLaren Edition (2011)
In December 2010, more than a year after the SLR was discontinued, McLaren announced a final body conversion of the supercar. The 25-unit limited McLaren Edition is based on any earlier variant of the SLR besides the Stirling Moss and includes revised bodywork (front and rear bumper, grille, top shell, side gills, rear diffuser, rims) and interior parts, along with upgraded steering and suspension components and a new sports exhaust. MSO stands for McLaren Special Operations.
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