Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren - The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is a super sports car with high performance and stylish looks and still in hurry in the world. The cost for owning this car is approximately $450,000 / 435,000 €.The SLR McLaren combines unmatched power and performance with classic Mercedes-Benz design cues. Featuring a full carbon-fiber monocoque, crash structures and body panels, the SLR is powered by a 617-horsepower supercharged 5.5-liter V8 that rockets the new SLR from zero to 60 miles per hour in under 3.8 seconds, on its way to a top speed exceeding 200 mph.
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren super sports GT car showcases the collective experience of Mercedes-Benz and its Formula 1 partner McLaren in the development and production of high-performance sports cars. This unique combination of expertise is evident not only in the pioneering developments and impressive performance of the SLR, but also in its high levels of safety and practicality.
One dramatic example of technology transfer from Formula 1 racing is the carbon fiber composite material of the new Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren body, which provides rigidity and strength never before achieved in road-going vehicles.Equally impressive is its high level of occupant protection. The SLR is distinguished as the first series production vehicle to utilize a front crash structure made exclusively of carbon fiber. Specially designed to absorb crash energy at a constant rate, the carbon fiber crash structure absorbs four to five times more energy in a severe frontal collision than similar structures made of conventional steel.
The brake discs on the “Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren” are made of a new composite material – a fiber-reinforced ceramic with astounding stopping power, high heat resistance, outstanding structural strength and long service life. The discs weigh less than half that of conventional brakes, and are fitted with eight-piston calipers in front and four-piston calipers in the rear.
The brake system alone can decelerate the SLR up to 1.3 g, producing the theoretical equivalent of 2,000 horsepower. In addition, an innovative airbrake in the form of an adaptive rear spoiler in the trunk lid increases downforce, improving stability and braking even further. Under hard braking above 59 mph, the air brake pops up at a 65-degree angle, helping to stop the car from 62 mph is just 114 feet.
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Specifications
|Brakes F/R:||ABS, vented disc/vented disc|
|Tires F-R:||255/35 R19 – 295/30 ZR19|
|Driveline:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Displacement cu in (cc):||332 (5439)|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||617(460) / 6500|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||575(778) / 3250-5000|
|Redline at RPM:||7000|
|Length × Width × Height in:||183.3 × 75.1 × 49.6|
|Weight lb (kg):||3897 (1768)|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph s:||3.8|
|Top Speed mph (km/h):||207 (334)|
|Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):||13/18 (14.8)|
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