2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR 722 GT review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 26 November 2007 , 17:11:43 byAngela

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Mercedes-Benz SLR 722 GT

The new SLR 722 GT has been developed by CLUB members and the British motor racing specialists RML Group, a puristic super-sportscar designed exclusively for the racetrack. It has been uniquely and comprehensively re-engineered by RML, focusing on the suspension, braking system, aerodynamics, interior and exhaust system. Its powerful impression at standstill is enhanced by wide wings, prominent side skirts, new body components, a fixed rear spoiler and a large rear diffuser. A supercharged AMG 5.5-liter V8-engine is hidden under the bonnet, developing a peak output of 680 bhp together with a maximum torque of 612 lb-ft. A more striking engine sound and outstanding responsiveness are ensured by a new exhaust system and a racing air filter. The newly developed suspension guarantees fast lap times, while improved kinematics and lateral dynamics are provided by a new wheel location system at both front and rear. Power is transmitted via a five-speed automatic transmission, featuring steering wheel shift paddles, which engineers have adapted to racing conditions. New racing brakes complying with FIA GT regulations ensure highly efficient and fade-resistant braking. The stylish interior is enhanced by an eye-catching rollover cage, bucket seats with six-point seat belts, as well as a redesigned instrument panel with a racing display. The production of the SLR 722 GT is limited to 21 units and the owners of the cars already ordered are members of the SLR CLUB, which enables customers to acquire a national Category A racing license and offers them special driver training courses.