Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is an Anglo-German Grand Tourer jointly developed by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive, built in Portsmouth and the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, England. At that time, Mercedes-Benz owns 40 percent of the McLaren Group. Since the presence of the automatic transmission, front half of the bearing arrangement and its driving characteristics, some commentators to classify the SLR McLaren than the GT, which its competitors are vehicles such as Aston Martin DBS V12 and Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano.

SLR stands for 'Sport, Leicht, Rennsport' (sport, light, racing). Mercedes-Benz, said they were going to build 3,500 SLR camera over a period of seven years with an annual production of 500 cars. base price of the car, GB £ 295,337 (about U.S. $ 450,000, € 351 269 CHF 500,000 or $ 499,999 C v. 2009), is the most expensive car in 2008 Ninth Street Legal.

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was inspired by the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR of 1955, based on the W196 F1 car, yet named after the road-going 300SL Gullwing. On 4 April 2008, Mercedes announced they would cease production of the SLR. The last of the coupes rolled off the production line at the end of 2007 and the roadster version was discontinued in early 2009.

SLR Sensotronic characteristics, the type of brake-by-wire. The brake discs are carbon-ceramic and provide better braking and fade resistance of steel discs when operating an excellent range of operating temperatures. Mercedes-Benz claims these discs are fade resistant to 1200 ° C (2200 ° F). The front discs are internally vented and 370 mm (15 inches) in diameter. 8 pins are used. The rear discs are 360 mm (14 inches) in diameter, 4 piston calipers. In wet conditions the calipers automatically skim the surface of the disc to dry. Rear View and the SLR McLaren RoadsterTo improve the braking power is an automatic air brake, when accompanied by the elevation angle of the rear spoiler is set to 65 degrees. In addition, the rear downforce in addition to a marked increase in aerodynamic drag increases peak deceleration ~ 90%.

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