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2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its most uncompromising edition of its flagship McLaren SLR Roadster, named after the British motor racing legend and current Mille Miglia record-holder Stirling Moss.
2009 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Sterling Moss
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The new SLR Stirling Moss is a modern interpretation of the original SLR racing cars from the 1950s, offering a truly unique interpretation of speed by staying true to form without a roof or a windscreen.

This current-day Silver Arrow is extremely sophisticated and yet at the same time decidedly spartan, boasting only two small wind deflectors just centimetres high to protect the driver from airflow.

2009 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Sterling Moss

Under the elongated bonnet lies an uprated version of the supercharged V8 engine from the SLR Roadster which produces a mountainous 478kW.

The SLR Stirling Moss takes less than 3.5 seconds to reach 100km/h from a standstill, and continues on to a top speed of 350km/h.

2009 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Sterling Moss

This is largely due to the lightweight design, with the exterior panels constructed entirely from carbon fibre.

The vehicle can be closed by two separate tonneau covers which are stored in the boot, creating a more streamlined form with just a driver.

2009 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Sterling Moss

The closed underbody and a diffuser in the rear bumper generate maximum downforce over the rear axle, in addition to a rear airbrake to increase contact pressure further, which also opens under hard braking over 120km/h.

2009 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Sterling Moss

Just 75 examples of the SLR Stirling Moss will be manufactured between June and December 2009, available exclusively to a select few owners of the current SLR Roadster.