• Jul 15, 2008
Click above for a hi-res gallery of the SLR Speedster.

The shutterbugs at KGP have captured the forthcoming McLaren SLR Speedster as it hits the Nordschleife for some testing. The car's expected to be lighter but just as powerful as the standard SLR and SLR Roadster, meaning it could conceivably be able to blow their respective doors off. A top end of 220 mph should be available to those who like to stare down the Reaper for kicks, and KGP reports that the car could be unveiled by the end of the month with one Lewis Hamilton behind the wheel.


[Source: KGP Photography]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I gotta say, that camo does a pretty good job of hiding details. That being said, I can still see enough to say with out reservation, YUK!
      • 6 Years Ago
      It is hard to tell, but I am not a fan of the new look. May come a long way when the camo is removed.

      Found a video of it that would make anyone want to drive it despite the unattractive new body.

      http://www.emercedesbenz.com/Jul08/03_001235_First_Shots_Of_The_Mercedes_Benz_SLR_McLaren_Speedster.html
      • 6 Years Ago
      Comparo: Veritas vs SLR
      Michael D.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This should be an outrageous, interesting and unique swan-song for the SLR, until it's successors (SL Black Series, SLC & what McLaren is working on independently) do arrive.
      • 6 Years Ago
      the car looks so sweet when the camo covers up the pass seat
      • 6 Years Ago
      The only thing keeping from getting vertigo looking at that pic is the guy's helmet!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The guy in the shots (without the helmet on) is Chris Goodwin, a long time McLaren test driver, who also used to pilot F1s (as in the McLaren F1) in sportscar racing. He currently mentors Bruno Senna in GP2.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a hot wheels. Finally a car that looks like a racing car. The Mclaren Merc was a total flop, sure it was fast, but super ugly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love what Alex Roy and Matt Farah said:
      this car is stupid ... and you will need a helmet.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jjoBqNz1J4
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm gonna write a program to detect and remove those triangles. Everyone uses them now. I'll make a mint.
      • 6 Years Ago
      if you ask me though, they should put a twin-turbo V-12 with direct-ingection and a 7-speed sequential manumatic and call it the SLR Mclaren RSS
      • 6 Years Ago
      mmmmm......nachos.
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