Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Model Overview
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Cars
What is so great about this car? Have you ever driven one?
whats the numbers for horsepower,torque,and top speed?
on top gear they tested the slr and said its a v8 i always thought it was a v12?
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Overview
Co-developed by DaimlerChrysler and McLaren Cars, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is a "supercar" capable of accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in an astonishing 3.4 seconds. The car has been produced by the joint venture since the 2005 model year.
Unlike the Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari Enzo, and other supercars it was built to compete against, the SLR McLaren gets high praise for its comfort and features. Most users liken her more to a "grand touring car" than a supercar. The biggest complaint about the car seems to revolve around its brakes, which are designed for "panic stops at 200 miles per hour" and don't perform well for handling at lower speeds.
The SLR McLaren has a supercharged 5.5-liter dry-sumped V8 that produces 626 horsepower and 575 ft-lb of torque at 3,250 - 5,000 rpm. The car's engine is the original SL-55 AMG engine, but has been optimized by enlarging the fuel pump, the cylinders, and installing a larger cooling system that absorbs air to cool down the engine.