Behold what could very possibly be the world's quickest Mercedes-Benz. The good people at Renntech managed to get their hands on a Mercedes-Benz SLR, and quickly set to nudging the power to obscene levels.
Road & Track thought it might be fun to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend by taking a half dozen supercars out to Lemoore. That would be the nearly three-mile-long runway at the Naval Air Station Lemoore in California's San Joaquin Valley. Not that the air base isn't a nice place to visit, but the reason they were there was to test the cars' acceleration from 0-200 mph. R&T refers to it as the "World's First Supercar Drag Race." They had used this same strip for a standing mile accelera
DaimlerChrysler has announced that it is recalling 2005 and 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren models due to a problem with the electrical system. The $450,000, 617-hp car with a top speed of 208 mph could catch fire due to the high temperatures generated by the electrical system and the resulting damage inflicted upon the vehicle's alternator. So far, no fire or accidents have been reported. The recall affects 433 vehicles in the United States, and will involve replacing the alternat
AutoWeek spies have caught the beefed-up 2007 Mercedes SLR McLaren -- we're talking 641 hp, a weight savings of 90 lbs. thanks to carbon fiber and other considerations, and a 0-62 mph time of 3.6 seconds -- faster than the Murcielago and Carrera GT. AutoWeek also comments on the changes to the front and rear fascia, which should serve to help airflow and keep the car under control despite the extra juice.
Paris Hilton apparently awoke one morning and realized to her haute couture horror that the silver Bentley Continental GT she’s been rockin' just doesn't go with her Spring wardrobe. What’s a hotel heiress to do? Go shopping -- and shopping she did, picking up a handsome black Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren. Really, it’s the perfect vehicle for the L.A. traffic jam scene.
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