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Mercedes-Benz And McLaren Building The Last Of The SLR Supercars

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The last examples of the SLR Stirling Moss are currently being built, bringing the active era of production of the SLR supercar from Mercedes-Benz and McLaren to an end.

In 2004, with the swing-wing Coupe, Mercedes-Benz and McLaren jointly set out to continue the story of the legendary SLR racing sports cars of the 1950s. Since then, five different variants in the SLR family have been produced--two coupes, two roadster versions and finally the extreme SLR Stirling Moss.

In its final iteration, the SLR Stirling Moss, the legendary SLR featured a supercharged V-8 with 650 horsepower on tap. With neither a roof nor a windscreen to separate the driver and front passenger from nature, the extreme supercar is a worthy and legitimate bearer of the name of British motor-racing legend Stirling Moss, who piloted the legendary Mercedes-Benz SLR racing cars to a succession of victories in the 1950s.

In total, 2,000 SLR models have been produced--substantially more than any other of its supercar rivals.

With the last example to be completed by the end of December, the end of SLR production finally marks the dissolution of the manufacturing agreement between McLaren and Mercedes-Benz.

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  1. I love the car, just not the looks. I'm not sure what happened because the original renders looked amazing . . but of course the shading was more intense. Something about that paint . . it's like the paint they spray on plastic toys--really disappoints. With more pronounced angles, a darker graphite finish (which would change the name to Platinum Moss) and making all the grills a lighter metallic shade and this thing would look a lot more sharp and professional. for now it looks plasticky...
     
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  2. Hi Guy's,
    SLR was conceived as a limited time, limited production project. Mercedes says 2,000 have been produced, “substantially more than any other sports car in this elite category.
     
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