The rare Roadster variant of the famous McLaren Mercedes SLR is perhaps one of the most elegant and powerful looking convertibles ever produced in the history of Mercedes. The spiritual successor to the mighty McLaren F1, the SLR was the result of the teamwork of two famous and successful Brands, who used their Formula 1 expertise to create something unique.
Thanks to the partial ownership of the McLaren technology centre and the expertise of the people there, it was possible to create a fast grand tourer which was suited to bring Mercedes in the supercar game, competing against Ferrari and Porsche. Using a potent 5.4 liter, all aluminium V8 fitted with Lysholm twin screw supercharger, the SLR produced 617 horsepower, enough to proper it from 0-100 in 3.8 seconds and allowing it to reach a maximum speed of 330 kph. The engine was located far back into the chassis following the front-mid engine construction, to benefit handling.
Another of the SLR's impressive features was its braking system, which used carbo-ceramic discs and also included a self deployable rear air brake and allowed it to stop from 200 kph in only 73 meters.
Willing to offer those customers wanting an open air experience, in 2007 it was introduced the roadster version. Still offering the distinctive and unique skyward-opening doors it empowered the SLR driving experience by allowing the occupants to further enjoy the signature deep bellow of the engine, coming right out of the side exhaust.