McLaren and Mercedes complete SLR production and partnership

McLaren and Mercedes complete SLR production and partnership

The SLR Stirling Moss is about to cease being built, bringing overall production of the SLR supercar from Mercedes-Benz and McLaren to an end.

Over the course of its five-year production run, more than 2,000 examples of the SLR were built, making it one of the most prolific supercars in automotive history. Now, the two carmakers are going their seperate ways, Mercedes has sold its stake back to McLaren, acquired its own F1 team, and each has now produced its own successor: the Mercedes SLS AMG and the McLaren MP4-12C.

In 2004, with the swing-wing Coupe, Mercedes-Benz and McLaren jointly set out to continue the story of the legendary SLR racing sports cars of the 1950s. Following that, five different versions in the SLR family have been produced including two coupes, two roadster versions and lastly the extreme SLR Stirling Moss.

In its final iteration, the SLR Stirling Moss, the SLR features a supercharged V-8 with 650 horsepower on tap. Without a roof or a windscreen to separate the driver and front passenger from nature, the supercar is raw and worthy of the name of British motor-racing legend Stirling Moss, who piloted the original Mercedes-Benz SLR racing cars to a succession of victories in the 1950s.

With the last example to be completed by the end of December, the end of SLR production finally marks the dissolution of the manufacturing agreement between McLaren and Mercedes-Benz.

The SLR Stirling Moss is about to cease being built, bringing overall production of the SLR supercar from Mercedes-Benz and McLaren to an end.

Over the course of its five-year production run, more than 2,000 examples of the SLR were built, making it one of the most prolific supercars in automotive history. Now, the two carmakers are going their seperate ways, Mercedes has sold its stake back to McLaren, acquired its own F1 team, and each has now produced its own successor: the Mercedes SLS AMG and the McLaren MP4-12C.

In 2004, with the swing-wing Coupe, Mercedes-Benz and McLaren jointly set out to continue the story of the legendary SLR racing sports cars of the 1950s. Following that, five different versions in the SLR family have been produced including two coupes, two roadster versions and lastly the extreme SLR Stirling Moss.

In its final iteration, the SLR Stirling Moss, the SLR features a supercharged V-8 with 650 horsepower on tap. Without a roof or a windscreen to separate the driver and front passenger from nature, the supercar is raw and worthy of the name of British motor-racing legend Stirling Moss, who piloted the original Mercedes-Benz SLR racing cars to a succession of victories in the 1950s.

With the last example to be completed by the end of December, the end of SLR production finally marks the dissolution of the manufacturing agreement between McLaren and Mercedes-Benz.

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