Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster dobitnie udowadnia, że do zdobycia miana klasyka nie jest potrzebny wiek oldtimera. Stworzony wraz z firmą McLaren na bazie doświadczeń zdobytych w Formule 1 zawierał najnowocześniejsze i najdroższe technologie. Moc 617 KM pozwalała mu osiągnąć 200 km/h w zaledwie 10,6 s, lecz nie tylko osiągi miały być tu oszałamiające, lecz również sylwetka, nawiązująca do historycznych modeli wyścigowych Mercedesa. Ten licytowany pochodzi od pierwszej właścicielki, która nabyła go na swoje 70-te urodziny. Aktualny przebieg to 18700 km, a uzyskana na aukcji w Stuttgarcie cena – 284 tys. euro (już z prowizją) – wciąż o połowę mniej, niż właścicielka zostawiła w salonie. Jeżeli zastanawiacie się, jaki współczesny Mercedes może osiągnąć za 50 lat obecny pułap cen Gullwingów – to jest odpowiedź.
2007 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN ROADSTER
Chassis no. WDD 199 4761 M001547 Engine no. 15598060001618
€250,000 – 350,000
PLN 1 million – 1.4 million
Sold for €284,050 inc.premium
THE MERCEDES-BENZ SALE
28 Mar 2015 14:00 CET
STUTTGART, MERCEDES-BENZ MUSEUM
One lady owner; only 18,900 kilometres from new
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster
Chassis no. WDD 199 4761 M001547
Engine no. 15598060001618
Manufactured between 2003 and 2010, their new supercar allowed Mercedes-Benz and its then Formula 1 partner McLaren to showcase their collective experience in the development, construction and production of high-performance sports cars and, just like its legendary 300 SLR predecessor of 1955, it incorporated technological developments that were ahead of their time. Yet the term 'supercar' does not do full justice to the SLR, which, its peerless performance notwithstanding, is a luxurious and finely engineered Gran Turismo in the best traditions of Mercedes-Benz.
The heart of any car is its engine, and that of the SLR McLaren is truly outstanding. Produced at Mercedes-Benz’s AMG performance division, it is a 5.5-litre, 24-valve, supercharged V8 producing 617bhp, making it one of the most powerful engines ever found in a series-produced road-going sports car. Impressive though this peak horsepower figure is, it is the torque produced by this state-of-the-art 'blown' motor that is its most remarkable feature. The torque curve is almost flat: there is already 440lb/ft by 1,500 rpm and well over 500lb/ft between 3,000 and 5,000 revs. As Car & Driver magazine observed: 'This lends mind-boggling elasticity to the SLR, with passing performance that has to be felt to be appreciated.'
In the interests of maximum fuel efficiency, the screw-type compressor is controlled by the engine management system and only activated when the driver floors the accelerator. Needless to say, the SLR McLaren delivers performance figures that are still among the best in its class; taking just 3.8 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100km/h (62mph), it passes the 200km/h (125mph) mark after 10.6 seconds and from a standing start takes just 28.8 seconds to reach 300km/h (186mph). The two-seater has a top speed of 332km/h (207 mph).
A front-engined layout was chosen in the interests of optimum weight distribution, handling dynamics and braking stability, the motor’s dry-sump lubrication system enabling it to be mounted lower in the chassis. The five-speed automatic transmission was specially optimised for very high torque and also offers the driver the option of choosing between different shift characteristics using the Speedshift system.
Reflecting the long-term technological collaboration that Mercedes-Benz and McLaren enjoyed in Formula 1, the SLR’s carbon fibre composite monocoque body/chassis structure was produced in the latter’s then all-new facility in Woking, England. Clearly showing its Formula 1 parentage, the suspension is by means of double wishbones all round. The power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering is speed sensitive, while the SLR’s Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC) and Electronic Stability Program (ESP) enable its sporting nature to shine through while maintaining the usual safety standards. The pioneering use of composite technology has also been extended to the brake discs, which are manufactured from a fibre-reinforced ceramic material capable of withstanding extremely high temperatures and offering a level of fade resistance hitherto unattainable in series-produced road cars. Topping off this technological tour de force is the electronically controlled rear spoiler, which rises to an angle of 65 degrees when the driver brakes heavily, boosting the braking effect by increasing aerodynamic drag and lending the SLR outstanding stability when braking from high speeds.
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was unveiled at the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show and priced at $455,000, while the roadster version, introduced in 2007, cost almost $500,000. Choosing from the lengthy list of options could add considerably to the total. The following were specified for this car: Crystal Antimon Grey paint; red leather trim 'Silver Arrow 300 SL'; 'Anthracite – Black' soft-top; Navigation Audio 30 APS; pre-instalment mobile phone; fire extinguisher; CD-changer; anti-theft system; carbon-look elements; 'SLR' logo on headrests; 19″ alloy wheels and braking system to match. This SLR was ordered by the 70-year old lady owner for her birthday after her son tested the car in 2007. The owner is a passionate Mercedes-Benz enthusiast and wanted to acquire the company’s flagship model.
Completed on 21st May 2007, the car was delivered new to Belgium at the beginning of 2008 and 'run in' for 1,100 kilometres by a friend of the owner before being handed over to her in March ’08 (see original sales invoice for €439,800 on file). The owner then took the SLR home to Switzerland where it is currently registered. For its first service the car returned to Belgium, to the Mercedes AMG Garage in Brussels, Mercedes Europa. Driven only occasionally, the SLR covered most of its recorded kilometres travelling between Switzerland and Belgium, and is now offered for sale because the elderly owner is no longer able to use it. Accompanying documentation consists of the aforementioned sales invoice, Certificate of Conformity (2007), Mercedes McLaren book, all instruction manuals, service booklet (stamped three times) and Swiss registration papers.
When production ceased in 2010, a total of 2,114 SLRs of all types had been completed, well short of the 3,500 cars planned. Finished in an amazing colour combination and presented in 'as new' condition, this stunning roadster represents a rare opportunity to acquire one of these exclusive limited edition supercars for a fraction of its cost when delivered.