Mercedes SLR Mclaren 722 S Roadster first photos

Mercedes SLR Mclaren 722 S Roadster first photos

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Mercedes has just released photos of what is likely to become the world’s fastest convertible. The SLR 722 S Roadster picks up where the 722 coupe left off dropping the 650-hp supercharged 5.5L V8 into the open top body shell. With a top speed of 220.6 mph, Mercedes had to work hard to devise a convertible that can sustain high speeds. The car will have a fully carbon-fibre body that can provide the structural integrity required at those speeds. The vehicle dynamics are also aided by dropping the suspension by 10 mm at each end of the car and recalibrating the spring and damper rates.

Only 150 examples of the 722 S Roadster will be made available starting Jan. 1 2009.

Mercedes Mclaren SLR fq

Mercedes has just released photos of what is likely to become the world’s fastest convertible. The SLR 722 S Roadster picks up where the 722 coupe left off dropping the 650-hp supercharged 5.5L V8 into the open top body shell. With a top speed of 220.6 mph, Mercedes had to work hard to devise a convertible that can sustain high speeds. The car will have a fully carbon-fibre body that can provide the structural integrity required at those speeds. The vehicle dynamics are also aided by dropping the suspension by 10 mm at each end of the car and recalibrating the spring and damper rates.

Only 150 examples of the 722 S Roadster will be made available starting Jan. 1 2009.

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