Unique Mercedes SLR 722S Roadster McLaren Edition sells for $ 1 million

Unique Mercedes SLR 722S Roadster McLaren Edition sells for $ 1 million

November 4, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Rare Mercedes-Benz SLR 722 S Roadster McLaren Edition is looking for a new home – the only copy now available for purchase.

Back in 2000, Mercedes-Benz and McLaren collaborated to create special SLRs. The result of their work was a more powerful version of the car 722 in 2016. At that time, the coupe and roadster versions were presented. And in 2009, Mercedes has already stopped the release of the sports car, and McLaren did not do anything.

However, in 2011, McLaren released its own modification of the Mercedes SLR 722S McLaren Edition in a very limited edition, with only 6 units being made with open top versions.

The considered roadster, in the opinion of foreign publications, is one of the most attractive of the six issued copies. It has a unique color scheme McLaren Orange, which includes several glossy black elements.

In addition, the car is equipped with a unique aerodynamic bodywork, aimed at increasing downforce. In addition, the car received a revised suspension and a package of relief (weight reduced by 50 kg).

This particular version of the SLR McLaren Edition also received updated engine management software, improved intercoolers, and McLaren sports exhaust. The result was an increase in the power of the 5.4-liter V8 engine from 641 to 741 horsepower.

Meanwhile, McLaren Speedtail was first shown on video. The car was filmed by one of the eyewitnesses, watching as the model leaves the hall of the technical center of the brand in the British Woking.