Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Is this the fastest Mercedes-Benz ever made?
Is it the fastest automatic transmission car in the world?
The SLR (Sport, Leicht, Rennsport) is a limited run (about 500 cars a year) car developed by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive.
Is this car quick?
Well the power plant is a 5.4-litre (331.9 cu in), supercharged, all aluminum, single overhead camV8 engine.
This little technological marvel puts out around 626 bhp in a 3898 lb car!
In tests conducted by Car and Driver, this sleek little beauty hit 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds.
The SLR then turned in a quarter mile time of 11.6 seconds at 125 mph.
When Road and Track tested it, they turned 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds and pulled 0 to 100 mph in 7.5 seconds.
And I remind you, this is with an automatic transmission.
The price for blasting around in this little rocket?
It starts out at around $ 495,000.
Hey, you gotta pay if you wanna play.
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