It’s always a sight to behold when two powerhouses join forces. Luxury automobile giants Mercedes-Benz and McLaren’s relationship has been strong for decades. Mercedes-Benz began supplying McLaren Automotive with engines for its racing program in 1995. In January 1999, the two worked together on the Vision SLR concept car, which was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show. The car was well received and car enthusiasts and the press alike wanted the car brought to market. Thus, the first production Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was introduced to the public in November 2003.
Power and luxury in one
The SLR is a fully capable and luxurious sports car, nothing short of what you would expect from two of the best in the industry. This 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is one of just 141 US productions and was originally acquired from Tucson, Arizona in 2015. It is finished in the classic and iconic pairing of Crystal Laurit Silver with the 300 SL red leather interior. The car has run less than 3,300 miles and still looks to be in its original condition, including OEM tires. It comes with books and records, a first aid kid, battery charger, and also a CD changer.
The SLR features Formula 1-inspired engineering. It has a 5,439 CC SOHC V-8 engine, electronic port fuel injection, and twin-screw Lysholm supercharger. It also has 5-speed AMG speedshift automatic transmission. The engines were hand-built in McLaren’s state-of-the-art facility in Woking, UK. The car is also fitted with 4-wheel independent suspension with coil springs, electronically controlled shock absorbers, and anti-roll bars.
The Sensotronic brake-by-wire carbon fiber 4-wheel disc braking system, developed by Mercedes-Benz and Bosch, helps reduce weight and active aerodynamics to balance downforce, assisting in braking. The SLR has a power output of 617 BHP at 6,500 RPM. It hits 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and has a standing ¼ mile of 11.2 seconds at 130 mph. It has a top speed of 207 mph. Place a bid while you can—the estimate for this slice of luxury is $250,000-$300,000. Learn More