• Dec 18, 2008

Click above for a gallery of the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Stirling Moss

We've seen quite a few spy photos of a lightweight speedster variant of the McLaren SLR supercar, but up until now we didn't know exactly what Mercedes-Benz had in store for us. Thanks to Dutch magazine AutoVisie and a scanner-wielding member of GermanCarZone.com, we now have a few more rendering and a possible name: Stirling Moss.

The legendary British racecar driver won his first F1 Grand Prix in a Mercedes-Benz, and famously won the 1955 Mille Miglia in record time piloting a 300 SLR. The car to bear his name features a nearly identical version of the supercharged V8 in the standard SLR, although output is nearly on par with the SL65 AMG Black Series at 650 horsepower. That should allow the Stirling Moss SLR to hit 62 mph in under 3.5 seconds and on to a face-contorting top-speed of 205 mph. Beginning in June of 2009, 75 examples will be produced, with current SLR customers being the only people deemed worthy of piloting the McLaren SLR Stirling Moss. Thanks for the tip, Mark!


[Source: GermanCarZone.com, The Sun]

Edit - the photos were scanned from The Dutch magazine Autoweek and not AutoVisie. We have also added a new, better photo.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      AH, this thing looks so damn good. I want one!



      I have a feeling the average SLR owner might not be too happy about what will happen to their hair/hairpiece in this roadster...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I think I just threw up in my mouth a little... just a little...

        That thing is horrible!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ok.. í have scanned those pictures.. they are in the Dutch magazine AutoWeek and I'm a member of the forum of AutoWeek (autoweek.nl).

      So.. when you are writing a article.. mention the correct sources.. ;)
        • 6 Years Ago
        We mentioned a correct source, just not the original source. Someone tipped us to this particular link, so that's what we sourced.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just be sure to wear some freaking bullet-proof glass headgear. A rock in the face at 150 mph will sting.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I disagree, I think its too busy. Too many curves and lines. Mercedes sports cars are usually awesome looking with a touch of class, I just don't see it here.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm not feeling it. The nose is too long. I'd take a Porsche 997.2 Turbo Convertible over this anyday of the week and keep the change.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That looks awfully close to the BMW powered Veritas roadster from Vermont AG.

      http://en.vermot-ag.com/
      • 6 Years Ago
      Whats with the Carerra GT lights up front?

      Otherwise, SEX.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car looks achingly brilliant!
      Want, very very want!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The back is beautiful, the front is hideous.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Love the retro-modern look of this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Every car that has that proportion of 45% hood, 35% cabin and 20% rear end is just sexy. Ferrari Daytona, MGB's, Morgans, Mercedes 300 SL, Jaguar 120, Mark II saloon, C,D,E types and of course my 1995 Jaguar XJS convertible. If I had the bucks I would buy one too, but as with the Jag I will have to wait until they depreciate some what.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sadly, Paris Hilton will have the option of buying one.
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