Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss edition
Mercedes has revealed recently the final version of its SLR McLaren sports car. The new super-car will be named after Sir Stirling Moss, who drove for the team in the 1950s.
I just love the way it looks. Only 75 examples of the Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss will be built, but I am sure the waiting list is already full. For this powerful version of the SLR, Mercedes teamed with McLaren. The car has 650bhp and a projected 0-100kph (62mph) time of 3.5 seconds.
This car will add the crowning glory to the model family of their highly successful SLR super sports car with a new, uncompromisingly spectacular car.
The SLR Stirling Moss has a top speed of 350kph (217mph). If one wants to buy this car must draw out of pocket €750,000 (£709,000). It goes into production in June next year.
Exciting design reminiscent of the SLR racing cars
The entire bodywork of the SLR Stirling Moss is made of fine lightweight carbon fibre and represents a stand-alone design concept. Whilst the Mercedes-Benz designers were working on the body of the new SLR Stirling Moss, they were fully aware at every single moment that they were creating a vehicle with a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). At the same time this supreme athlete is highly reminiscent of the SLR racing cars from the 1950s, whose design idiom still never fails to impress to this day.
Innovative technology and polished aerodynamic concept
Developers working on the Stirling Moss were able to fall back on a wealth of experience gathered when producing the SLR Coupé and Roadster, in particular where the technical base was concerned, with its extravagant carbon-fibre design, high-performance suspension and throaty V8 engine. The common denominator uniting the Stirling Moss with the other members of the SLR family is the aerodynamic concept with a closed underbody and a diffuser in the rear bumper for maximum possible downforce at the rear axle – with one difference: the diffuser here is considerably larger than that on the coupé and roadster.