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Mercedes-Benz SLR: The end is near

In 2004, McLaren and Mercedes-Benz, were associated not only in Formula 1, but also in the design and realization of exceptional cars, destined to a wealthy clientele. This beautiful union between these icons of the industry, giving rise to devastating Mercedes-Benz SLR.

These three letters of nobility, means 'Sport, Light and Racing', three approaches that define well the ultimate purpose of these exceptional cars.

In five years, it is 2000 and roadsters SLR cuts, which have found a buyer.

Before closing shop, the two premier brands unite for one last time to design a new declination produced only 75 units, which can be already considered as the most alluring of all their creations to this day, CALLED Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss. This high performance sports car received his entry visa at the last International Auto Show in Detroit.

With such a name, it goes without saying that these two companies also want to take this opportunity to pay tribute well deserved, the British driver Stirling Moss, made famous among other winning the Mille Miglia in 1955, driving a powerful Mercedes SLR 300.

Increasingly exclusive

The new star of money very style profile, is presented in the guise of a roadster inspired by the sport-type trays competition cars, year '50 lines. These last were entirely without windshield and windows, but for security purposes, had towering barrels behind each seat. Although very long, even imposing, the SLR Stirling Moss knows how to be very mild by the very generous use of carbon fiber in its design.

A masterpiece of power

Under its very long bonnet, sneaks a blistering V8 turbocharged 650 horsepower. This racing car is able to reach 100 km / h in just 3.5 seconds. Light weight of only 1500 kg contributes very much to the achievement of such performance.

The last

Produced only 75 units and offered at a price of U.S. $ 1.125 000, the Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss already seen its backlog to be completed, otherwise be on the verge of being.

Fully assembled by hand, the production of the latter will end in a couple of weeks ...

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