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Lot 630
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe


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• Less than 14,900 miles from new
• Stunning black-on-black color combination
• Formula 1-bred engineering and styling
• Desirable custom upgraded exhaust system
• Exceptionally well-cared for with service records and clean CARFAX®
• 1 of only 261 produced in 2006


2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR CarFax.pdf

5,439 cc SOHC V-8 engine, port fuel injection with twin-screw Lysholm supercharger, 617 HP at 6,500 RPM, five-speed AMG Speedshift automatic transmission, four-wheel cross-drilled composite-ceramic disc brakes, four-wheel independent suspension with coil springs, electronically controlled shock absorbers, and anti-roll bars; wheelbase: 106.3”

Mercedes-Benz proudly introduced their new SLR (Sport Leicht Rennsport) Supercar in 2005, allowing Mercedes-Benz and its then Formula 1 partner McLaren to highlight their collective experience in the development, construction and production of high-performance sports cars. Just like its legendary 300SLR predecessor of 1955, they incorporated technological developments that were ahead of their time. The heart of any car is its engine, and that of the SLR McLaren is truly outstanding. Produced at Mercedes-Benz's AMG performance division, where each unit was the responsibility of one engineer who carried out the entire assembly process, it is a 5.5-litre, all-alloy, 24-valve, supercharged V-8 producing 617 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful engines to be found in a series-produced road-going sports car. Impressive, though, as this peak horsepower figure is, it is the torque produced by this state-of-the-art 'blown' motor that is its most remarkable feature. The torque curve is almost flat: there are 440 lb/ft by 1,500 rpm and well over 500 lb/ft between 3,000 and 5,000 revs. When tested new, it was timed at 3.2 seconds 0-60, with 30-50 and 50-70 times at 1.7 and 2.4 seconds; both of which were the fastest times ever recorded for a production car of the day.

The five-speed automatic transmission has been specially optimized for very high torque and also offers the driver the option of choosing between different shift characteristics using the Speedshift system. Continuing the long-term technological collaboration that Mercedes-Benz and McLaren enjoyed in Formula 1, the SLR's carbon fiber composite monocoque body/chassis structure was produced in the latter's all-new facility in Woking, England. Using several patented innovations, Mercedes-Benz and McLaren brought a measure of automation to the carbon fiber manufacturing process, enabling the material's benefits of low weight, exemplary rigidity and strength, corrosion resistance and significantly higher energy absorption in the event of an impact, to be offered in the SLR. The use of composite technology was also extended to the brake rotors, which are manufactured from a fiber-reinforced ceramic material capable of withstanding extremely high temperatures and offering a level of fade resistance previously unattainable in series-produced road cars. Topping off this technological tour de force is the electronically controlled rear spoiler, which rises to an angle of 65 degrees when the driver brakes heavily, boosting the braking effect by increasing aerodynamic drag and lending the SLR outstanding stability when braking from high speeds.

This exceptional SLR Coupe was specified stunningly in black with black Grand Nappa leather interior. The bright trim on the car is blacked out as well, adding to the sleek and powerful look of this extraordinary design. A custom exhaust system has been fitted to allow this already powerful machine to be even more potent. As with all of the cars in the current owner’s collection, the SLR has been meticulously maintained. All of the services have been performed properly and documented.

Today, having covered less than 14,900 miles from new and always receiving the best of care from its attentive owner, this rare Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren coupe presents in exceptional, nearly showroom-fresh condition inside and out. A rare collaboration between two iconic powerhouse manufacturers coupled with ultra-low production numbers and insane performance figures, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLarens represent an incredible value in today's market and are sure to be coveted by future generations. Do not miss an opportunity to acquire what must be one of the finest examples available anywhere.

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