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    Coming to America: Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 GT
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    Click on the images to view our high-resolution gallery Some will say for better, others will say for worse, but one way or another, the Mercedes SLR McLaren is the supercar that refuses to go quietly into the night. It was previewed by the Vision SLR concept way back in 1999, and since entering ...

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    More details on the new Mercedes supercar
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    The year 2010 will mark the next phase in the continuing odyssey of Mercedes' efforts in the supercar arena. The supercoupe W197, tipping a hat to its massively iconic forebear, the 300SL, will sport gullwing doors and probably more than a hint of the 300's curvy, 50's face.Developed by AMG, the ...

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    LA 2007: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster in the flesh
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    It pains us to see a dead horse beaten so rigorously, but the folks at Mercedes have yet to stop. But then, they did paid a lot for that horse.The SLR project that then-Daimler-Benz undertook in partnership with its F1 racing partner, McLaren, never went as well as hoped. Sales were disappointing, ...

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    Spy Shots: Mercedes SLC Super Coupe
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    The SLC cometh. Mr. H. Lehmann and crew caught an early development mule out testing, and word is that the car will likely get its grunt from a front-mounted 6.2-liter V8 provided by AMG. In natural guise it would put out 500 bhp, but with a few blowers that could easily be "remedied" to 700 or ...

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    Mercedes and McLaren part ways on next supercar
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    For years, McLaren and Mercedes seemingly went together like peanut butter and jelly, but now HWA is stepping in to tune Mercedes' next supercar. The scribes over at Automotive News Europe say the separation stems from Mercedes' dissatisfaction with the performance of the SLR McLaren vs. its ...

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    VIDEO: McMerc cabrio in motion
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    Looking for a way to be seen while you drive around in a vehicle that says you have an oversupply of funding coupled with a shortage of sense? Presented for your approval, the obscenely fast Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren roadster. Just like the fixed-roof SLR, the styling cues lifted from 1950's racing ...

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    Officially Official: Mercedes-Benz reveals SLR McLaren Roadster
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    Click the image above for a gallery of images. var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/offbeat_news/Mercedes_releases_its_fastest_convertible_ever'; We've seen it in spy shots, but now we get to officially see the newest hotness from Mercedes Benz: the SLR McLaren Roadster.In an effort to inject some ...

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    VIDEO: Carrera GT, MC12, SLR in Italy - what's not to like?
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    We'll keep this simple: three of the world's finest supercars in one of the world's best supercar playgrounds. The hardcore action doesn't go much beyond each car getting a solo peelout. However, each machine does get plenty of individual, loving, lifestyle-themed attention. And the sights and ...

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    Spy Shots: Merc SLR McLaren convertible
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    We've known for a while that Mercedes was hard at work on a drop-top version of the McLaren SLR and now, courtesy of Car and Driver, we get to see it. Clear images they aren't, but there's no mistaking that long bonnet and those wide haunches as a lesser Benz.The spies were able to capture the SLR ...

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    BMW may bring Z8 successor to Shanghai auto show
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    Automotive News is reporting that BMW will be unveiling a concept version of the successor to its Z8 sports car at the Shanghai motor show next month.The new Z9 (Z10 seems to fit current naming practices better, but we'll stick with Z9 here because it's what Auto News is reporting) will likely ...

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    TAG Team: Heuer and Mercedes unveil new SLR Chronograph
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    TAG Heuer is a watchmaker with a long history in motorsports, sponsoring racing events, drivers and teams for decades. Even Steve McQueen wore one. Now the Swiss watchmaker has unveiled the "TAG Heuer SLR for Mercedes-Benz", the third timepiece made in collaboration with the German automaker. The ...

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    Mercedes-Benz releases glut of info on SLR McLaren 722 Edition
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    click on above image to view 47 more high-resolution picsAce F1 driver Fernando Alonso already counts one as his company car, but we mere mortals will most likely never own one of the new Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Editions that are earmarked for production. Though we've known about the special ...

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    Alonso's new wheels: McLaren SLR
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    Now that's more like it. The best Renault could seem to offer their driving ace Fernando Alonso was a Renaultsport Megane after winning two back-to-back world championships. But now that the defending champ has switched over the McLaren-Mercedes, his patrons have awarded him more suitable wheels: ...

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    Starting 2007 off on the right foot
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    click on image above to see high resolution gallery with 50 picsNow here's a New Year's resolution we can get behind: pledging to drive our classic or high performance cars more. We're not talking about street racing or anything illegal, mind you, just a little spirited motoring to hear and feel ...

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    Mistrial declared in Enzogate
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    Former Gizmondo executive Stefan Eriksson seems to have extended his lucky streak just a little while longer. On Friday, the jury in his trial on two counts of grand theft auto and fraudulent concealment told the judge they were deadlocked 10-2. Judge Patricia Schnegg declared a mistrial, but the ...

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    Autoblog visits the Mercedes Classic Car Center
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    We recently made a visit to the Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Center in Irvine, California, to check out this restoration and retail facility. Located adjacent to a cluster of auto showrooms, it looks like just another modern dealership. But the cars inside are anything but modern. For starters, ...

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    Paris Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren "722 Edition"
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    Our team in Paris just sent us some live shots of the updated Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. As we reported back in July when it was announced, this is a more powerful and sportier variant of the SLR McLaren called the "722 Edition." Produced to honor Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson's 1955 Mille ...

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    Report: SLR Roadster "well on its way to production"
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    Click to enlargeThat's what the British magazine Auto Express is reporting. According to them, the Woking, Surrey-built droptop will be unveiled within the next six months. Based on the Vision SLR Roadster concept car (above), the supposed production version will share its coupe sibling's power and ...

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    *Updated* -Tech entrepreneur Steffan Eriksson arrested on charges stemming from EnzoGate
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    Stefan Eriksson, the Swedish video game impresario at the center of February's EnzoGate in Malibu, California has been booked on "suspicion of grand theft," and is being held without bail. This, after detectives searched his Bel-Air residence on Saturday night. It isn't clear what the ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to build SLR roadster or other derivations?
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    WhatCar Magazine is reporting that DaimlerChrysler chairman Dieter Zetsche says Mercedes is investigating the feasibility of small production runs of SLR models with different body styles, possibly including a roadster.Zetsche hinted that production runs of 50 to 100 specialized variants of ...

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