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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Pictures

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Cloth top stows behind the front seats, leaving 7.1 cubic feet of trunk capacity. A rear wing automatically deploys at speed to keep this silver arrow flying straight and true. Built by AMG, the 5.5-liter V8 is one of the world's great engines, producing 617 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque. Once you flip open the top of the shift lever, a glowing red ring encircles the starter button. A change to Koni dampers has improved the SLR's ride quality and calmed its wayward high-speed handling. Red-painted Brembo brake calipers grip larger-diameter ceramic discs. Michelin supplies the rubber for new 19-inch wheels. The 1955 300 SLR driven by Moss and the 722 Edition it inspired. The original had a 300-horsepower V8 and could reach 186 mph. Lightweight carbon-fiber seats with supple leather upholstery come in a size for every bucket. As gorgeous as the SLR might seem on the outside, it's packed with high-performance hardware. Every SLR is hand-assembled at McLaren's F1 shop in Woking, England. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Coupe Exterior 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Coupe Exterior Though the roof has disappeared, the SLR's distinctive scissor doors remain. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722: 641 hp at 6,500 rpm. Revisions to the 5.5-liter V8's electronic mapping increased output to 650 hp and 605 lb-ft of torque. The stiffer suspension, which eliminates almost all body roll, prefers the smooth pavement of a racetrack. The electric power top comes up in just 10 seconds and fits tightly at speed. Other than two seats, silver paint and our admiration for their technology, the two SLRs have nothing in common. The V8 engine is located aft of the front wheels to help make handling more responsive. Badge pays homage to the #722 300 SLR that Stirling Moss drove to victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia, averaging 97 mph over the 1,000-mile route. First drive of the 722 was in Dubai, financial center of the Middle East, where some of these half-million-dollar cars undoubtedly will end up. Forthcoming laws for pedestrian safety mean the SLR's low hood line will never be duplicated, and the car will go out of production by 2009. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722: 641 hp at 6,500 rpm. The SLR Roadster is a missile, but poor steering and braking feedback leave you feeling like a passenger
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren