Used Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren for Sale
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**ONE OF ONLY 106**ONE LOCAL OWNER**RECENTLY SERVICED WITHIN 90 DAYS** O'Gara Coach Westlake is proud to present to you this beautiful 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. Mercedes-Benz presented their Vision SLR concept, inspired both by the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe of 1955, which was a modified Mercedes-Benz W196S race car, and the design of closed-wheel Formula One cars, a field in which Mercedes had prior experience, providing engines for McLaren bodies, as Mercedes-Benz were already designing and developing powertrains and electronics for McLaren's Formula One Team. The car was presented as Tomorrow Silver Arrow in a clear reference to the Silver Arrows of the golden age of Mercedes in competition during the fifties. Later that year, during the Frankfurt Motor Show, a roadster version of the SLR concept was presented. The concept car was fitted with a 5.0-litre supercharged AMG V8 engine able to deliver 565 PS (416 kW; 557 hp) and 720 N�m (531 lb�ft) of torque at 4,000 rpm, mated with a 5-speed automatic gearbox with Touchshift control. Wanting to bring the concept to production following its positive reception, Mercedes joined with their Formula One partner, McLaren, thus creating the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The production version of the car was unveiled to the general public on November 17th, 2003 featuring some minor design adjustments in respect of the initial design. The adjustments included more complex vents on both sides of the car, a redesigned front with the three pointed star plunged in the nose and red tinted rear lights. The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren saw a production run of over six years. On April 4 2008, Mercedes announced it would discontinue the SLR. The last of the coupes rolled off the production line at the end of 2009 and the roadster version was dropped in early 2010. Due to the automatic gear box, front mid-engine arrangement, and its driving characteristics, some automotive journalists classify the SLR McLaren as a grand tourer, whose rivals would include vehicles such as the Aston Martin DBS V12 and the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano.
Features and Specs:
Description: Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Base with Soft Top, Tire Pressure Warning, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Stability Control, Auto Climate Control.
Drive Wheel Configuration: rear wheel drive
13 Combined MPG (12 City/16 Highway)
Certified Pre-Owned: No
Listed since: 10-05-2018