Lot 246a - 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
|Odometer reading||15,042 miles|
|Estimate||£130,000 - £150,000|
|Result||Sold - £159,040|
*Please note, the registration number shown in the photos is NOT sold with the vehicle*
The SLR McLaren, introduced in November 2003, was Mercedes-Benz's foray into the world of the supercar, alongside such cars as the Porsche Carrera GT and the Ferrari Enzo. It was developed in collaboration with the McLaren Technology Centre which, at the time, was partially owned by Mercedes-Benz. While Ferrari and Porsche pursued creating the best all-out supercars that the world had ever seen, Mercedes-Benz and McLaren attempted to create an car that coupled the best aspects of supercars with that of grand tourers. Engineers at Mercedes-Benz and McLaren took care to place the V8 as far back as possible in the chassis in order to improve the car's handling, giving the SLR near-perfect weight distribution. The SLR's engine produces 617bhp at 6,500rpm, thanks to a Lysholm-type twin-screw supercharger. A dash from 0-60mph took 3.8 seconds and the car leads to a quarter mile in just over 11 seconds with a top speed of 206mph. Its AMG Speedshift R transmission provides three manual modes to suit the owner's style of driving. Other remarkable technical features include the Sensotronic 'brake by wire' system, carbon-ceramic disc brakes and an automatic airbrake which can bring the SLR to a screeching halt from 120mph to a dead stop in less than 240 feet.
First registered on 1st June 2006, this SLR McLaren has had two former keepers and benefits from a recent service at Mercedes-Benz World, Surrey. Finished in black with contrasting red trim, this is an outstanding example of a superb sportscar. The condition of which is commensurate of such a low mileage example and the vehicle is supplied with a V5 registration document, current MoT test certificate and service history.