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Introduced in 2003 and developed jointly with theMcLarenTechnologyCentrePowered by ahand-built 5.4-litre, supercharged all-aluminium V8 producing 617bhp/575lb.ftAMG Speedshift Rfive-speed automatic transmission with three manual modesJust less than 11,000 miles from new. Recent SLR-specialist service and MOTSuperbly presented inDesigno Black Metallic with a red-stitched black Alcantara interiorOn offer from a significant private collection with a close relationshipwith Mercedes and McLarenManufactured 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. Rather than creating an all-out, no-compromise supercar, Mercedes-Benz and McLaren decided to take a slightly different route. Instead of placing the engine behind the cabin, the car had a front-mid-engine layout, with the engine sitting behind the front wheels and just ahead of the cabin. This, near-perfect, weight distribution not only helped to improve the SLR's handling but also provided the car with a rather spacious cabin and a decent boot, not common in cars boasting such performance credentials. As it was supremely engineered and built to incredible standards at McLaren's facilities in Woking, it boasted a very high level of fit and finish, absolutely appropriate for any car wearing a Mercedes-Benz badge.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's 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's the torque produced by the Lysholm-type twin-screw supercharger 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, and acceleration is equally phenomenal, with 0 to 60 mph taking just 3.8 seconds and the quarter-mile only 11 seconds. Of course, a car with such impressive speed credentials also requires an equally impressive braking system. An automatic airbrake and Mercedes-Benz's Sensotronic "brake by wire" system assist the massive carbon-ceramic disc brakes and help bring the SLR McLaren down from 120 mph to a stop in less than 240 feet.Of course, its only right that the Anthony Hamilton Collection included a McLaren so synonymous with the name and four successful F1 years with the marque and, looking very much the part, this left-hand-drive example is finished in Designo Black Metallic with a red-stitched black Alcantara interior.The owner's file indicates it was serviced in 2013 at 8,995 miles by Mercedes-Benz Brooklandsand has recently been MOT'd and serviced by an SLR specialist. The current mileage is approximately 10,990.A rare collaboration between two iconic powerhouse manufacturers coupled with ultra-low production numbers and insane performance figures, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLarens represent incredible value in today's market and are sure to be coveted by future generations. An excellentopportunity to acquire a superb example with interesting motorsport provenance.You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16thand 30thJuly. Please contact Lionelon 07831 574381/[email protected] to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

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