Legend and sophistication – these two hallmark characteristics of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren stand out immediately, and are the essence of the scintillating styling radiated by the new high-performance sports car, which made its world debut in the autumn of 2003.
A lack of power certainly isn't something SLR owners need to worry about. A supercharged 5.4 litre V8 powerplant pumps out 617 bhp @ 6500 rpm and 575 lb-ft torque @ 3500 rpm. With all these ponies hitting the ground through an advanced 5-speed automatic tranny, the SLR can go from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of well over 200 mph. The 1/4 mile takes just 11.6 seconds in this 'Benz.It is the very high levels of practicality and luxury that truly make the high-performance sportster's interior stand out. Individually padded bucket seats combine with a multifunction steering wheel with race-car-type buttons for manual gear selection. The Mercedes-Benz SLR is unique, stunningly beautiful, a fantastic performer and costs just over $400,000.