Concept Carz Home Concepts and PrototypesAbout Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed
 CoupesArrow PictureManufacturersArrow PictureMercedes-BenzArrow PictureSLR Mclaren (2003 - 2010)Arrow Picture2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren 
Image Left 2004 SLR2006 SLR Mclaren Image Right

Image credits: © Mercedes-Benz.

2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren news, pictures, specifications, and information

Top speed 207 mph. 0-60 in under 3.8 seconds. The SLR McLaren is a milestone automotive achievement, as much for its staggering power and performance as its Formula 1 inspired engineering and design.

DaimlerChrysler has entered into an agreement for the design and production of the Mercedes-Benz SLR wîth McLaren Cars Ltd. The two companies will invest a total of approx. EÚR 200 million in this project.

The vehicle will reflect the heritage, philosophies and styling of Mercedes-Benz and will be produced utilizing the latest state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques at the new TAG McLaren facilities currently under construction in Woking, England. The market launch of this super sports car is scheduled for 2003.

Through the concept of the Mercedes-Benz SLR, DaimlerChrysler and McLaren intend to ensure the transfer of technology and image from their successful Formula 1 partner-ship to series production, while at the same time reviving the myth of the Silver Arrows wîth this super sports car.

In the opinion of experts, the §egmènt of top-class sports cars - at which the Mercedes-Benz SLR is aimed - will almost double during the next five years and reach an annual volume of about 2,500 units. DaimlerChrysler expects to be able to meet up to 20 percent of the demand in this §egmènt. The major markets for the Mercedes-Benz SLR will be the ÚSA, Europe, Japan and the Middle East.

Bodywork made of high-performance materials
With the decision in favor of series production of the Mercedes-Benz SLR, the Stuttgart-based brand returns to the §egmènt of the legendary Gran Turismo. The two-seater will continue the tradition of the legendary Silver Arrows from Mercedes-Benz, wîth ground-breaking technical innovations adopted from Formula 1.

Like the current McLaren Mercedes racing car which carries the three-pointed star, the super sports car will have a bodywork made of an intelligent combination of carbon fibre and other high-performance materials which ensure maximum rigidity and occupant protection at a weight that will set the standards in this category. Exemplary handling stability and safety will be provided by features such as optimum aerodynamics, advanced electronic control systems and fibre-reinforced ceramic brakes.

Top-class values in terms of torque and road speed
The Mercedes-Benz SLR will be powered by a V8 engine wîth an output of more than 400 kW/544 HP. The car has a target weight of 1,400 kilograms (3,080 pounds), which will permit top-class acceleration and speed. Equipped wîth a supercharger and a special water-based charge air cooler, the engine will develop a maximum torque of more than 700 Newton meters upwards of 4000/min.

Source - Mercedes Benz
Chassis Num: WDDAJ76F05M000530
Sold for $225,500 at 2013 Gooding & Company.
The Mercedes-Benz SLR was given a supercharged AMG-tuned V8 engine and the phenomenal ESP traction control. Zero-to-sixty took just 3.6 seconds, and with its large brake calipers and carbon-ceramic rotors, it provided equally impressive stopping power.
To highlight the engineering strengths of the SLR, Mercedes-Benz designed an aerodynamic body that took its styling cues from the firm's contemporary Formula 1 cars and well-established classics. It had an imposing hood, butterfly doors, and carbon fiber construction. The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was the ultimate representation of the classic front-engine, rear-wheel-drive GT.

This Crystal Laurite Silver SLR with red leather interior was sold by Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills, California, to a local collector in mid-2006 and has remained in his collection ever since. The McLaren has been driven just 122 total miles. Included with the car are the manuals, extra key, and a wide array of factory booklets and documents, as well as its original car cover and factory-supplied, plug-in battery support module. It still rides on its original Michelin Pilot Sport tires, and its four SLR-specific alloy wheels, each with a distinct part number.

In total, there were just 2,000 examples of the SLR produced. The 5439cc single overhead cam supercharged V* engine has a sequential multi-port fuel injection system and produces 617 horsepower. There is a five-speed AMG Speedshift R automatic transmission and four-wheel carbon-ceramic disc brakes.

By Daniel Vaughan | May 2013
For more information and related vehicles, click here

 NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 - With an awe-inspiring combination of new design ideas and technological innovation, this year's concept cars at the New York International Automobile Show reveal what's to come in the automotive world. The Auto Show opens to the public on Friday, April 18th through April 27th at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. The future starts here… Kia GT-4 Stinger Hearkening back to the glory days of purebred, affordable sports cars, Kia's...[Read more...]
1989 24 Hours of Le Mans: Mass and Mercedes Slay its Dragons
It had been nearly 35 years since Mercedes-Benz had made an appearance at Le Mans as a factory team. It had been longer than that since the German manufacturer had taken victory in the famed event. To return to the top the manufacturer needed speed, but they would also need experience. Jochen Mass was their ideal candidate. Mass had enjoyed a competitive, but short, Formula One career. He would earn victory in the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix at the impressive Montjuic Park Circuit. Unfo...[Read more...]
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013: auction of Mercedes-Benz W 196 R one of highlights at world's 'largest motorised garden party'
• Mercedes-Benz Classic presents great moments in motor-racing history at Goodwood • Motorsport festival celebrating its 20th anniversary • Auction of only privately owned post-war Silver Arrow by Bonhams sure to cause a stir Stuttgart – This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England, includes the auction of a Mercedes-Benz Type W 196 R Grand Prix racing car on 12 July 2013. The auction will be one of the highlights of a weekend dedicated to motor sport. Mercedes-Benz...[Read more...]
2013 Chinese Grand Prix - Preview
The Formula One season resumes next week with the third round, the 2013 UBS Chinese Grand Prix, taking place at the 5.451 km Shanghai International Circuit, located 40 kms outside of the city. This year's race will be the 10th anniversary of the Chinese Grand Prix which made its debut during the 2004 season. • 'Shanghai specialist' Nico has led 78 of a total of 168 laps (46%) in the past three years in China
• Nico and Lewis have won the last two Chinese Grands Prix in 2012 and 2011 r...[Read more...]
Sun Sets On Sensational Silverstone Classic
The world's biggest motor racing festival, the Silverstone Classic powered by the AA, yesterday drew to a close after delivering 24 exhilarating races on the sun-kissed Silverstone Grand Prix circuit as well as a feast of off-track entertainment for a record number of visitors. During the weekend more than 1000 race entries from GT, saloon, single-seater and sportscars covering the full spectrum of motor sport from the Thirties right through to the Nineties produced some of the most exciting...[Read more...]

Arrow Right 2005 Mercedes-Benz models
Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK DTM
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz CLK
Mercedes-Benz CLS 500
Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Mercedes-Benz SL
Mercedes-Benz SLK
Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
Mercedes-Benz SLK55

Collectible: A Gathering of the Exceptional and Captivating
Similar Automakers
Land RoverLexus
Similarly Sized Vehicles from 2005
Acura TSX A-Spec
Alfa Romeo 8C Spider
Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
Audi A8
Audi Allroad Quattro
Bentley Continental
Bizzarrini GTS 4.4
BMW 745i
BMW 760i

Mercedes-Benz: 2001-2010
Similar Automakers
Other models by Mercedes-Benz
Manufacturer Website

Monthly Sales FiguresVolume
March 201429,316 
February 201422,609 
January 201423,892 
December 201335,835 
November 201336,386 
October 201332,107 
September 201326,849 
August 201326,151 
July 201325,563 
June 201326,381 
May 201325,561 
April 201325,490 
(More Details)

180 Series
200 W21
230 W153
370 S
710 SS
GLK Class
McLaren SLR
Model S
Sauber C9
Vision S500
W196 R Streamliner

Image Left 2004 SLR2006 SLR Mclaren Image Right
© 1998-2014. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.