What’s faster than a Mercedes SLR? How about an SLK with an SLR motor! Dubai car collector Mohammed Ben Sulayem commissioned this project which crams a Mercedes SLR engine into the smallest Mercedes sports car they make. Besides the fact that they had to cut away part of the SLK’s hood, the car looks like a completely stock SLK AMG 55 but the result is a crazy fast SLK-SLR that is capable of dusting a Ferrari Enzo! Even cooler is that they did the same thing with a Mercedes E-class. The E-class pictured below also has an SLR motor installed. Talk about the ultimate “sleeper!” Maybe next they’ll put an SLR motor in a new Mercedes S65 AMG just so they can shave off a few pounds and get another 10 or 20 horsepower.
The Brabus tweaked Mercedes McClaren SLR lets owners of the top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz models further individualize their vehicles. I recently did a post about the 2007 Mercedes SLR but and I can’t even imagine how fast the 2007 SLR will be after getting a few Brabus upgrades.
BRABUS equips the SLR with a special self-locking differential. Its 40 percent locking rate further optimizes the super sports car’s traction and thus further improves acceleration.
In BRABUS Racing version with performance-improving fuel cooling, custom camshafts and an open racing exhausts system maximum power output of the supercharged V8 engine increases to 660 hp at 6,500 rpm. One downer is that the exhaust system is not certified for use on public roads. The Brabus SLR now jolts to 62pmh in just 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of up to 340 km/h (If you convert that to MPH it equils = REALLY FREEKIN FAST).
For further improved directional stability at high speeds the BRABUS designers developed a new spoiler for the front air dam. The exposed-carbon aerodynamic-enhancement part reduces lift on the front axle. The rear diffuser is also made from exposed carbon.
The conversion to the BRABUS 20-inch tire/wheel combination gives the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren even more dynamic handling prowess.
BRABUS also adds new sporty and exclusive highlights in the interior. The company-own upholstery shop created a BRABUS interior from an exclusive black and red combination of leather and Alcantara, perfectly crafted down to the last detail. The waffle-design stitching of the SLR leather floor is especially elaborate and it alone uses 7,800 meters of the finest thread.
For easier entering and exiting BRABUS manufactured a custom BRABUS sport steering wheel with an ergonomically shaped rim that is flat on the bottom. For manual shifting of the SLR’s automatic transmission the BRABUS steering wheel features buttons integrated into the spokes.
The BRABUS interior designers developed precise-fit applications for dashboard, center console and door panels, all made from exposed carbon. They extend the BRABUS exterior carbon look into the interior.
I thought the Mercedes Mclaren SLR
was already fast enough, but apparently not. The new 2007 Mercedes Mclaren SLR will be new and improved. The SLR will produce about 25 more horsepower and be even lighter than its predecessor. Below are some pictures of a prototype Mercedes McLaren SLR spotted on a mountain road in Spain. The spy photos show the new SLR undergoing testing on public roads prior to its planned unveiling at the Paris motor show in September.
The updates to the new Mercedes SLR are said to include a power increase for its supercharged V8 from 626 to 650 hp, an updated interior, 19-inch wheels, a firmer suspension, a new and improved braking system (hard to believe) and increased weight savings. A New blue exterior may also be available with tan interior.
It also appears that the new Mercedes SLR will have some reworked body features that will distinguish it from the existing model. As you can see in the pictures below the 2007 SLR’s subtle styling changes are noticeable around the front and rear ends. All changes are aimed at improving high-speed stability and creating more efficient underbody airflow.
The 2007 Mercedes SLR will be faster than the already ridiculous previous year SLR (that does a 3.8 second 0-60 and hits speeds of over 200 MPH..) According to Germany?s “Auto Motor und Sport” it is reported that the new 2007 Mercedes SLR will hit 62mph in just 3.6 seconds!!!!
The mercedes Mclaren SLR may not look super exotic (with the exception of the goldwing doors) but don’t be fooled. Some think it bears a striking resemblance to the mercedes SL55 but looks are about all that it has in common. This super car is one of the fastest and most technologically advanced sports cars on the road. It’s supercharged Mclaren tuned V8 engine produces over 615 horsepower, launching it from 0 to 60 in under 3.8 seconds with a top speed of over Read more…