The name of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition reveals its soul – SLR stands for “Sport, Leicht, Rennsport”or“Sport, Light, Racing”. Apart from the amazing performance figures of this exclusive sports car, “722” reminds of a start time of 07:22 when the of a glorious Mercedes-Benz 300 won the 1955 Mille Miglia race.
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Performance
The McLaren 722 Edition pumps out 650 hp and 605lb ft of torque coming from a supercharged 5.5-litre AMG V8 engine. In comparison with the standard Mercedes-Benz SLR it gets an 33 hp extra power. The sports car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. The top speed of the 722 Edition is 209 mph.
The better performance has been achieved by using a new front spoiler and rear diffuser. Another improvement that differs the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition from a production SLR model is the lowered suspension, new 19-inch alloy wheels, dampers with aluminium casings, and bigger carbon-ceramic brake discs.
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Design
The interior of the Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 Edition combines carbon trim and leather-and-Alcantara upholstery.
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition price and numbers
The German car maker produced 150 722 units of this exclusive sports car. The base price of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition is 529 000 U.S. dollars (£350,000).
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