• May 4th 2006 at 3:06PM
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AutoWeek spies have caught the beefed-up 2007 Mercedes SLR McLaren -- we're talking 641 hp, a weight savings of 90 lbs. thanks to carbon fiber and other considerations, and a 0-62 mph time of 3.6 seconds -- faster than the Murcielago and Carrera GT. AutoWeek also comments on the changes to the front and rear fascia, which should serve to help airflow and keep the car under control despite the extra juice.

Look for the super-supercar to debut in Paris this fall.

[Source: AutoWeek]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Mercedes-Benz equipped the SLR with an automatic to cater to the customers who are actually purchasing this vehicle. SLR buyers aren't taking them to a track or racing them on the weekends. In fact most of these cars (not just SLRs, but Carrera GTs, Enzos, Veyrons) probably won't even see a mile of road. They'll sit in private collections and do most of their driving in front of Concours judges and up onto auction blocks. Sad? Yes.

      And let's be honest, all those exotics with paddle shift systems just get left in 'automatic' mode anyway. And the Carrera GT is so difficult to drive with its racing clutch that some customers have returned their vehicles in favor of the SLR (Tiger Woods is a good example). And even though the SLR has an automatic, it's still a freakin' rocket which everyone of you would salivate at the chance to drive.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Looking at the pictures I cannot see how that car can be the new improved model as that car was made and first registered in 2003 (The time when the original was launched) So that explains why this 'new' car in the pictures looks exactly like the old one - It is because it is.
      So, In my opinion I do not believe that based solely on these photographs there will not be a new, improved SLR in the makings.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Because there's no moderation on this site.
      • 9 Years Ago
      is it going to get a stick or at least a really smooth autoclutch. that's what it needs that it didn't not have for 2006. also i think the new engine will get rid of the awkward sound.
      • 9 Years Ago
      No 7g-tronic, booo
      It has a torque converter, but is mostly locked up.
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