SEMA is an interesting place full of wild creations. Here are just a few we have found.
Next time you see an SLR at rest, think about all the work it took to get it into a state of stillness because I’m willing to bet this car’s natural state is somewhere north of 200 mph.
If the 600 Grosser limousine is the “Most Mercedes” Mercedes, what would be its runner-up? It would be this: the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe (W196).
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 […]