Wednesday, January 14, 2009

2009 Mercedes McLaren SLR Stirling Moss

Jalopnik reports: [edited]

Based on the SLR Roadster, the Stirling Moss features carbon fiber bodywork wrapping an SLR722-supplied 650-hp supercharged 5.5-liter V8 mated to a five-speed auto. As with the SLR722, the Stirling Moss can reach a top speed of 217 mph and will reach 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

The roofless Stirling Moss features smaller swing-doors with a two-piece tonneau cover that can cover either the entire cockpit or just the passenger side. A retractable air brake, like the one on the Veyron, automatically deploys during hard braking from speeds above 75mph.

The 2009 Mercedes McLaren SLR Stirling Moss is limited to 75 units. The cost of entry into this exclusive club will run you just north of $1,100,000.

Click here for video of the advert.

Click here for a clip of Stirling Moss and English journalist Denis Jenkinson's iconic 1955 Mille Miglia victory, where they averaged a record 97.9 mph over 1000 miles of switchback mountain roads via the Vatican City and Florence and over Italian countryside in a car shod with skinny, non-radial tyres and taking only two pit stops totaling one minute and 28 seconds.

Kids of today... pah!


AaB said...

go halves'ies?

we could enter the Mille Miglia in it.
worth considering.

brett jordan said...

10 hours in a confined space with only you for company? You've GOT to be kidding!

BJMonkey said...

I could only afford 74 of them :(

brett jordan said...

i hope you budgeted for insurance and garaging :-)