Mclaren Mercedes SLR

After many teaser shots and numerous magazines publishing spy shots of the SLR laden with disguises we now get to see the new monster in all its glory.

The powerful GT car draws upon many of Mercedes classic cars for its design influence. Whether it will be perceived as an object of beauty of extravagence remains to be seen.

Full technical details have yet to be released but it is well known that it will be powered by a 5.4 litre V8 breathed on by AMG. Power will be a monstrous 600bhp.

The SLR will make its official debut in the Autumn.

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  • rob.e 10 Jul 2003

    Is it just me.. or is anyone else left totaly 'cold' by this car?

    I wanted a ford GT as soon as i saw one.. ditto the 360 stradale, and the lambo gallardo. I even like the new 911 RS lightweight thingie. But this.. just looks to me like an SL for people with more money than sense.

    Am i the only one?

  • EdT 10 Jul 2003

    nope not alone


  • buster 10 Jul 2003

    I know exactly what you mean -

    Not convinced at all.

    The baby Lambo is a must tho.

    REALLY fancy one of those.

  • pbrettle 10 Jul 2003

    Is it just me, but doesnt that first photo look long thin and faintly phalic?

    Oh, and yes, leaves me cold too.

  • whoozit 10 Jul 2003

    Leaves me cold, which is a shame cos the SL55 is a thing of beauty.

    Does the rear in the first shot remind anyone else of a Ka?

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