The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster 722 is the most exciting car to come from one of the world's most exciting automakers since the SLR McLaren 722 Edition hard top car in 2007. The production of Benz Slr 722 started in 2006 was inspired by Mercedes Benz Slr 300, and it`s based on the W191 Sport
The new model variant SLR 722 Edition is a homage by Mercedes-Benz to the unforgettable victory won by the British racing legend Stirling Moss and his co-driver Denis Jenkinson in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with the starting number 722 (indicating a start time of 7.22 am) at the Mille Miglia in 1955.
The super car is powered by an supercharged 5.5 L V8 engine which engages 650 Hp at 6500 rpm, the Benz 722 use a SL-55 AMG engine optimized by the AMG Team by enlarging the cylinders and fuel pump. In just 3,8 seconds the car can reach 100 Km/h, 200km/h in 10,6 seconds and 300 km/h in 28 seconds, the top speed is 334 km/h.
Mercedes comes with a 5 speed automatic transmission, in 3 mods :Comfort, Sport and Manual. At 1780 kg is not a heavy car, it has many luxury items included but never reached a speed over 340km/h.
Discreet visual modifications mark the Mercedes-Benz SLR 722 Edition out as special, in line with the wishes of the enthusiastic gentleman drivers and wealthy sports car collectors who make up the core target group.
The modified front spoiler with an air splitter, as well as the rear diffuser, improve both the aerodynamics and contact pressure at high speeds, and reflect the transfer of cutting-edge technology from motor racing. At the same time, the use of clear-lacquered carbon as an extremely strong yet lightweight material symbolizes the practicality of these technical features.
Handling characteristics worthy of the racetrack are also provided by the sophisticated suspension, with 19-inch light-alloy wheels, a stiffer damper configuration and 0.4 inches lower body.
The super car has carbon ceramic brake disks which provide a better resistance than steel disks. Larger brake discs with a diameter of 390 mm ensure excellent braking performance.
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S actual price is $ 450000.