Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren performance roadster features a lightweight carbon fiber body in a classic racing design, fully retractable semi-automatic soft top, gull-wing doors attached to the A-pillars, and chrome exhaust sidepipes exiting ahead of each door. The SLR McLaren is built by McLaren Automotive, who specialize in engineering and building lightweight Formula 1 racing cars.Powered by a 617-hp AMG supercharged 5.5 liter V8 engine paired with a five-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted shift paddles, the SLR McLaren can reach 206 mph. Standard features include sport-tuned suspension, electronic stability control with traction control, 19-inch turbine design wheels, Bi-Xenon high-intensity headlights, carbon-fiber sport seats with leather trim, dual-zone climate control, Bose sound system, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, aluminum interior trim and six airbags. Standard carbon ceramic brakes offer superior durability and reduce brake fade, where the brakes become less effective due to overheating in extremely demanding conditions. Options include carbon fiber interior trim and a choice of brake caliper paint colors.The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is a carry-over from 2008.