A render of a new generation of sporty Mercedes SLR McLaren appeared on the webApril 5, 2021
An independent artist presented his vision of what the next generation Mercedes SLR McLaren sports could be. So far, there is no indication that the German brand would have planned to introduce a successor to the iconic sports coupe.
The talented artist Georgy Bozhkov decided to fantasize about what the successor of the cult SLR McLaren could be like. He posted his work on his page on the social network Behance. While his previous work last year showed us a modern take on the design of a German car that is dominated by design cues from modern Mercedes models, Bozhkov’s new work, which gives a fresh take on a front-engined supercar, leans more towards the McLaren side – in this times, the engine is located behind the seats.
You can see typical McLaren styling on the front fascia and headlights, while a roof bucket has been added, which is available for the McLaren Senna and a couple of the brand’s other models.
This is our first clue that the engine is in the back in this render, despite its long bonnet shape.
On the other hand, we can’t deny that there is an American Dodge Viper coupe vibe here, but it would be hard to miss the signature front fender strips reminiscent of the original McLaren SLR. There are also three-pointed star emblems above the slats, and this is probably the only thing that is German in this car.
At the rear, there is further confirmation that this virtual novelty has received a rear-mounted engine – a sloping engine cover and exhaust pipes located high on the rear of the car. This is one of the McLaren specialties: the exhaust vents are located next to the engine to shorten the length of the piping and therefore reduce the overall weight of the car.
It should be noted that these are just unofficial renders of the Mercedes SLR McLaren. The German brand has not announced that it plans to introduce a receiver to its supercar.
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