2007 was like 14 years ago. Cars from this year, qualify to be called ‘old’. However they do not in any world, qualify to be called a ‘classic’. Probably they also fall in short of a few years to be called a ‘modern-classic’.
Nevertheless, a certain luxury car dealer quoted an astronomical price of 11 million USD for a Mercedes-Benz SLR 722 Edition in 2016.
Except, this is one is not any SLR 722. It is tuned by McLaren’s Special Operation division, after SLR stopped production. There are only 25 of these in the entire planet. This one you see right here, is tagged by the number 009. This speaks tons of the vehicle’s exclusivity.
But an 11 mil?
Well as of now, SLR isn’t really a relic from the past nor a competitor amongst the hypercars in the current scenario. You could get faster cars like the McLaren Senna or electric hypercars fitting into the need of the hour with a way cheaper price tag.
Anyway, this wouldn’t be a fair post, if some quick specifications weren’t talked about anyway ; This supercar comes with a supercharged V8 (641 hp) and a 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 kmph) sprint time of 3.6 seconds.
Also, have you ever wondered what the ‘722’ nomenclature stands for?
Well, in 1955, Stirling Moss won the Mile Miglia with an average speed of 98 mph on public roads in Northern Italy, driving a 300 SLR with a ‘722’ badge. The 722 badge was a way of mentioning the vehicle’s starting time on the track, which was 7.22 am.
Now comes the question : Would you dearly spend a staggering 11 mil for this SLR from 2007 that almost looks like a dapper fighter jet?
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