MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN 722




HISTORY

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is grand tourer jointly developed by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren, built in Portsmouth and the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, England and sold from 2003 to 2009. When it was developed, German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz owned 40 percent of the McLaren Group.

A new version was introduced in 2006 called the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition. The 722 refers to the victory by Stirling Moss and his co-driver Denis Jenkinson in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with the starting number 722, thus indicating the start time of 7:22am at the Mille Miglia in 1955.

The 722 Edition includes an engine rated 650 PS at 6500rpm and 820 Nm at 4000rpm, with top speed of 337 km/h faster than the standard SLR. 19-inch light-alloy wheels were used to reduce unsprung weight, while modifications were also made to the suspension, with a stiffer damper setup and 10 mm lower ride height introduced for improved handling. Larger 390 mm diameter front brakes and a revised front air dam and rear diffuser were fitted.

Exterior changes, other than the larger 19-inch (480 mm) black light-alloy wheels, include red 722 badging, harking back to the original 722 racer, and slightly different taillights and head lamps.



      
 
 

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