Will the Mercedes SLR McLaren beat the Ferrari GTC4 and the Aston DBS?July 19, 2020
Enthusiasts from the Carwow YouTube channel decided to check who will be faster – an old Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, or more modern Aston Martin DBS Superleggera and Ferrari GTC4Lusso.
When Mercedes-Benz unveiled the SLR McLaren sports coupe in the early 2000s, it was a hit – at least at launch. Born in alliance between the German brand and the British brand McLaren, the car ultimately fell short of marketers’ expectations in terms of the number of units sold.
Mercedes announced that only 3,500 Grand Tourer units would be produced, but by the end of production in 2010, only 2,157 were built.
However, that doesn’t mean the SLR McLaren was not a good sports car. Powered by a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine, it boasted up to 617 horsepower (780 Nm), which was a very impressive result at the time.
But what can oppose the old German coupe to its modern counterparts? A team from Carwow’s Youtube channel decided to test whether the German supercar could compete with the British Aston Martin DBS Superleggera and the Italian Ferrari GTC4Lusso in a straight line race.
The Ferrari GTC4Lusso is powered by a 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V12 with 681 hp. (697 Nm). The main advantage of this car in this race is the all-wheel drive system, despite the fact that the car itself is quite heavy.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is the most powerful car among the competitors today. Powered by a 5.2-liter V12 Twin-Turbo engine, it produces 715 hp. (900 Nm). It’s also the lightest of the bunch, but it’s rear-wheel-drive only, just like the SLR McLaren.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that renders of the successor to the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren appeared on the Internet. Render images of the Mercedes SLR-AMG Concept Design have appeared online. The author of these renders, independent artist Georgy Bozhkov, positions his imaginary car as a successor to the cult model Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.
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