• Aug 12, 2008

They have got to be kidding. Another SLR derivative? Before the Mercedes-McLaren supercar speeds off into the horizon, it will have spawned no less than six different versions - including the original coupe, the Roadster, 722, 722 GT, the upcoming "Speedster", and this latest variant - if the latest reports are to be believed. We would have thought that the spied Speedster version would have been the last, but then spy shots surface of what appears to be a 722 Roadster.

This undisguised vehicle carries all the visual cues of the 722 edition coupe: the dark grey 19" forged alloys hiding red brake calipers over oversized discs, plus the carbon fiber lip spoiler and darkened taillight clusters. The convertible can be expected to carry the same 650-hp supercharged V8 as the 722 coupe, only with the nifty hard-soft top from the roadster. By the state of readiness evident from these spy shots, we'd venture that the 722 Roadster will appear before the Speedster. And we trust that will be the end of the SLR... until someone says otherwise, of course.

[Source: World Car Fans]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      At least the roadster looks better than the coupe.

      The coupe's roof proportions are way off. If a car has a dorky roof, it might as well be convertible to open air.

      The SLR with the top down actually looks long, low, and wide. This just gets the 722 treatment under the hood.

      There are still better cars out there, though. It looks a bit more cohesive and less added-on than the newest high end, overly heavy SL AMG.
      • 6 Years Ago
      One thing I will say is that the entire car looks good. The lines flow so smoothly, you don't see that on every supercar.

      Is it really a supercar though? Or is it just the worlds most powerful droptop GT?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I suppose it is also possible that the owner decided to contact an aftermarket company to turn his 722 into a roadster. Many aftermarket options would be indistinguishable from a factory job.

      I could be wrong though, it may be a concept, I'm just giving other possibilities.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I agree, this is one really ugly car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think this is the High Country Special...whoops wrong car
      • 6 Years Ago
      The new SLR McLaren Lewis Hamilton Edition...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm not pedantic or anything, but shouldn't the sentence read "...it will have spawned no *fewer* than six different versions...?"
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is one ugly car.
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