Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren “722 Edition”

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is an Anglo-German sports car jointly developed by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive, built in Portsmouth and the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, England. Daimler AG, owner of Mercedes-Benz, also owns 40% of the McLaren Group.

Due to the presence of the automatic gear box, front mid-engined arrangement and its driving characteristics lead some commentators to classify the SLR McLaren as a GT whose rivals can be considered to be e.g. the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish and Ferrari 599 GTB.

It is the fastest automatic transmission car in the world.SLR stands for "Sport, Leicht, Rennsport" (sport, light, racing). Mercedes-Benz has stated that they will build 3500 SLRs in a span of 7 years, with an annual production of only 500 cars. The car's base price is GB£300,000 (approx. US$495,000 or €475,000, c. 2007).


Manufacturer McLaren
Parent company Daimler AG
Production 2003–present
(3,500 to be produced)
Class sports car/grand tourer
Body style(s) 2-door coupé
2-door roadster
Layout FMR
Engine(s) 5.4 L supercharged V8
Transmission(s) 5-speed Automatic transmission
Wheelbase 2700 mm (106.3 in)
Length 4656 mm (183.3 in)
Width 1908 mm (75.1 in)
Height 1261 mm (49.6 in)
Curb weight 1768 kg (3898 lb)

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