2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Boasts Low Mileage, Stunning Looks, And Incredible Performance Capabilities

May 20, 2021 2 min read
2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Boasts Low Mileage, Stunning Looks, And Incredible Performance Capabilities

In an effort to overtake Porsche and Ferrari competitors, Mercedes-Benz and McLaren teamed up to produce a stunning supercar like the world has never seen before.

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is a very unique supercar, jointly produced by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren. Unlike many supercar automakers who focus solely on performance, the team had an end goal more aligned with their respective brands. Sure, the collaborators could together make a car capable of a 3.8-second sprint to 60-mph and an 11-second quarter-mile was all but guaranteed. They also knew they could develop a near perfect weight distribution to outmaneuver the competition on the track. However, their goal was to bring grand touring luxuries to the supercar class. A goal that was undoubtedly accomplished with the SLR.

Starting with a V8 engine positioned as far back on the chassis as possible while still keeping its forward of driver position, the team of automakers accomplished a near perfect weight distribution. This created handling and traction abilities capable of wrangling in the 617-horsepower provided by the Lysholm-type twin-screw supercharger. An AMG-enhanced, driver-adaptive electronic automatic transmission moves the power to the rear wheels and a Mercedes-Benz’s Sensotronic “brake by wire” system featuring carbon-ceramic disc brakes and an automatic air brake provides plenty of stopping power. In the end, the car could reach a top speed of 206-mph and could stop from a 120-mph roll in just 240 feet.

Interior options consist of six-way heated power body-contoured carbon fiber sport bucket seats with lumbar support, an AMG-designed power adjustable leather steering wheel, a Bose Cabin Surround audio system, and a dual-zone automatic climate control. All of which are included with this stunning Crystal Coronadite Grey example being offered by RM Sotheby’s. The car is a part of the auctioneers Open Roads online only auction and is currently in Saanen, Switzerland with less than 20k-km showing on the clock. For more information on this car and how to register to place your bid click here.

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