Isn’t the future great? The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster was produced from 2003 to 2010, and despite its design being more than a decade old, it still looks like a concept car you’d wish they had built. Thankfully, Mercedes produced more than 2,000 of these beauties.
It’s fitting that the man in the clip below is called Shmee. That’s probably the sound he made when he first put the hammer down in the Gemballa-modified Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The legendary tuner of Porsches tweaked the hypercar’s ECU, bumping the 5.4-liter supercharged V8′s output up to 666 horsepower. Of course, it also customized […]
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was something of an odd duck in the super car world. It was a flashy, fast car, sure, but it wasn’t built to be a track-day assassin like the Carrera GT or Ferrari’s Enzo. It was fast, let there be no question about that, but it wasn’t perfect. Which is why […]
When Mercedes first pulled the cover off the SLS AMG, I looked at and thought… “The SLR is way cooler than this.” I stand by that now. No, it didn’t have “gull wings” like the classic SL 300. It probably can’t corner as well as the SLS AMG either. In fact, AMG wasn’t even a […]
Warning: The footage you are about to see is graphic and depressing. Some lucky soul in downtown Manhattan was lucky enough to be cruising around in a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren…but so unfortunate as to drive it into a curb and rip off one of its wheels. He pushes his bad luck even further by driving […]
It’s true that you learn something new everyday. I just discovered that I was misinformed about commercials. How silly of me to think that television ads are typically for products that are necessary and/or affordable to the vast majority of consumers. This mid-2000s spot from Mercedes-Benz for the SLR McLaren taught me it’s worth alerting […]
One of the best parts of writing for a site like MBWorld is the ability to justify watching clips of awesome vehicles on YouTube. (“I’m not goofing off. I’m working!”) A great source of automotive footage is Marchettino, who always seems to be around exotics with a video camera in hand. The car porn paparazzo […]
Yesterday we ran a story about a super-mean rally SL500. And it got us wondering… what’s the greatest SL that Mercedes ever built? We all remember the legendary mid ’50s Gullwing and of course the ‘Pagoda’ SL. But what about more recent SLs like the McLaren collab SLR? Or perhaps an AMG tuned Black Series? […]
The stock model of the SLR is considered one of the best cars in the lineup of the luxury car manufacturer from Germany. The SLR was given a yellow and black color theme by Hamann. The vehicle, which was dubbed as Volcano, only has 1,118 miles or 1,800 kilometer on its odometer. It has a number of carbon fiber components while its interior was also given a similar color hue as its exterior.
Stirling Moss told women they couldn’t. It’s quite sad to read his words. Sir Stirling is one of the greatest drivers to ever sit behind the wheel of a car. Moss’ own career was anything but easy. And that’s what makes his words all the more surprising and sad. Moss couldn’t win a world championship. […]