• Dec 26, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Stirling Moss

With the exhibitors' roster for the upcoming 2009 Detroit Auto Show dwindling, you'd think that any cars being unveiled there might actually, you know, be available in North America. But according to reports, you'd be wrong.

Mercedes-Benz is anticipated to unveil the million-dollar Stirling Moss edition SLR McLaren, but sources indicate that the limited-production topless supercar won't even be offered in the market in which it's being unveiled. No worries for Mercedes, which will likely have sold the full run of 75 SLR speedsters being offered exclusively to current SLR owners before the show concludes. Bad news for supercar owners in the U.S,, who'll just have to blow their extra million on another Veyron, Reventon or Koenigsegg instead.

Now, for your viewing enjoyment, we invite you to follow the jump for video footage of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss, the longest-named open-air sportscar since the Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Spyder.


[Source: Inside Line]





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      • 6 Years Ago
      You're definitely not the only one. That car is a gawd-awfully-ugly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I still want to know what the deal is with that strange offset intake above the headlight.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Those headlights look suspicially like the ones coming on the AMG gullwing. I would have to agree with the overall sentiment that this is one butt ugly over-designed car. I read some article where Mercedes' new head of design was rambling about complex design & a need for very expressive designs, too bad he forgot about good, simple, & teutonic design-
      • 6 Years Ago
      You aren't the only two, but I bet you're in the minority by a fair margin. It's gorgeous.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If I had that much money and I wanted to buy a Mercedes, I'd buy a 300 SL Gullwing. Well, maybe even add on a second hand SLR McLaren, for that much money.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Subaru Impreza WRX Sti Spec C Type RA

      was the longest name.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pure work of art. Slightly overstylized but stunning nonetheless. And believe me, the type of American buyer with the means and the desire to own one of these will have no problem finding a way.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car is hideous. The sketches were incredible though - obviously somebody at MB couldn't properly translate them into the metal.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope Top Gear gets to play with it some time, like they did with the Veritas RS3.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Actually, the MB's name is longer than the Mits'. Making the longest-named open-air sportscar.... ever?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now those are side pipes!
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