End of the line for Mercedes SLR McLaren

Posted on Saturday, 12 December 2009 , 15:12:09 byEmil

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End of the line for Mercedes SLR McLaren

All partnerships come to an end some day. Or at least they do in the case of the partnership between Mercedes Benz and McLaren. Back in 2004, Mercedes Benz and McLaren launched the Mercedes SLR McLaren onto the market, a car that enjoyed a huge amount of success, both in terms of sales and of positive feedback from fans worldwide. Now, McLaren has developed a new supercar, the McLaren MP4-12C and Mercedes has also moved forward with their new Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing. Thus, at this time, McLaren is assembling the last examples of the final edition Mercedes SLR McLaren, the Striling Moss, marking the end of one supercar era.

The Mercedes SLR McLaren has been produced in five different variants, with the hardcore 650 horsepower SLR Stirling Moss being presented in January 2009 and built in a total of 75 units. Other variants of the Mercedes SLR McLaren include the standard coupe and roadster as well as the more powerful Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 Coupe and Roadster.

If we are to sum up the units produced in all five variants, a total of 2000 Mercedes SLR McLaren cars have been built in the five year lifespan. This might not be a ``goodbye`` but more likely a ``see you later`` as it would not be a surprise if some years later the two automakers rejoin forces to create another successful sports car.


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