Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss - 'Open Motoring' Gains a New Meaning

The Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss, the final hurrah for the fabled SLR line, has a production date of June 2009 and is the culmination of everything SLR. The SLR Stirling Moss has a radical design, with no roof or even proper windshield. It is as if Mercedes-Benz is flaunting the fact that all SLR drivers own a couple more cars, and the retro race-roadster design is the only thing they could respectfully apply legendary British race car driver Stirling Moss's name to.

Stirling Moss--the car--is styled unlike anything else on the market, even from boutique car builders. It looks every bit the modern interpretation of the classic race speedster Mercedes is going for, and while the modern SLR McLaren heritage is clear, this new edition is wholly different. While the new open supercar Mercedes was again developed in conjunction with McLaren, this one drops the McClaren name in favor of honoring the most famous of Benz pilots.

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss Specifications
LayoutFront Engine, RWD
Type:Supercharged AMG-Sourced V8
Engine & Transmission
Displacement cu in (cc):5.4 liters
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:478 kW/650 bhp
Body Type2 Door, 2 Seat Open Speedster
MaterialsCarbon Fiber Exterior/Carbon Fiber, Aluminum, Leather Interior
More Info...
Release DateProduction Begins June 2009
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)Less than 3.5 seconds
Top Speed217 mph
Bhp per Liter118.2 bhp per liter
Base Price: 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss - EUR 750,000 (USD $1.05 million)