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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-11-2006, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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New Mercedes-Benz SLR 722 Edition Revealed

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The new Mercedes-Benz SLR "722 Edition" has all the attributes of a thoroughbred racing car. Refined in numerous respects, this super sports car has more output, a tailor-made suspension configuration and a decidedly sporty interior.

A continuing tradition: the new model variant SLR "722 Edition" is a homage by Mercedes-Benz to the unforgettable victory won by the British racing legend Stirling Moss and his co-driver Denis Jenkinson in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with the starting number 722 (indicating a start time of 7.22 a.m.) at the Mille Miglia in 1955. With an output of 478 kW/650 hp and a corresponding performance, the new super sports car, which goes on sale on July 11, will not only make the hearts of car enthusiasts beat faster.

The supercharged 5.5-litre V8 engine in the "722 Edition", which is hand-built in the AMG engine shop in Affalterbach, generates 478 kW/650 hp. The particular strengths of this high-performance engine are immediate response to movements of the accelerator, highly emphatic torque build-up and an unmistakable V8 sound. The performance figures are outstanding even for a high-end sports car: the "722 Edition" accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in only 3.6 seconds, and 200 km/h is reached in just 10.2 seconds. The maximum speed (337 km/h) is above the 334 km/h previously achieved by the SLR.

Handling characteristics worthy of the racetrack are also provided by the sophisticated suspension, with 19-inch light-alloy wheels, a stiffer damper configuration and a ten-millimetre-lower body. Larger brake discs with a diameter of 390 mm ensure excellent braking performance.

Discreet visual modifications mark the SLR "722 Edition" out as special, in line with the wishes of the enthusiastic gentleman drivers and wealthy sports car collectors who make up the core target group. The modified front spoiler with an air splitter, as well as the rear diffuser, improve both the aerodynamics and contact pressure at high speeds, and reflect the transfer of cutting-edge technology from motor racing. At the same time, the use of clear-lacquered carbon as an extremely strong yet lightweight material symbolises the practicality of these technical features. Bucket-type sports seats upholstered in leather/Alcantara provide outstanding lateral support, while the grippier racing steering wheel with a hunting-leather lining, gearshift paddles and black carbon highlights lend a thoroughbred racing touch to the interior.

Exclusive "SLR. Club" for SLR owners
Before the sales release date, customers and selected guests will have the advance opportunity to appraise the new SLR "722 Edition". This is to mark the foundation of the worldwide "SLR. Club" at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, southern France. As an ultra-exclusive community of which SLR customers automatically become members, the "SLR Club" provides an attractive platform for outstanding events related to the SLR, as well as numerous other benefits. Another exciting feature is the club’s SLR Safety & Speed Academy, which offers special driver training courses and seminars. David Coulthard, Jochen Mass, Klaus Ludwig, Chris Goodwin and Christina Surer are among the highly skilled and well-known instructors.






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sweeet car. Just dont like the side vents. Wouldnt mind owning one of those.
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Yep.. I've seen one in person. They have one on display at the Mercedes Silver Bullet roller coaster at Europa Park in Germany. Very sexy!
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wow that thing looks soo freakin great

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sweeet car. Just dont like the side vents. Wouldnt mind owning one of those.
I've never been a big fan of the side vents either bud, but the muffler heat has to get out somehow. Must get warm there I'd imagine


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I love it except for what you guys are saying the front seems to be a lot busier than the rear. Need some vents in the rear to balance things out..

of course I'm only commenting becuase I'm bored I'd drive one of those in half a second given the chance.


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I hate Mercedes. They are not capable of building a sports car with soul.
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I love it except for what you guys are saying the front seems to be a lot busier than the rear. Need some vents in the rear to balance things out..

of course I'm only commenting becuase I'm bored I'd drive one of those in half a second given the chance.
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I'd take a Pagani over that any day...


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Hey you could be right, I've never raced on the track


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Oooh is this the new safety car?
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I raced on here in Newport Beach with my ZX-10R...he lost....

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I still think that is one of the fugliest cars I have ever seen.
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