Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
A homage to the 300 SLR racecar.
Took this picture back when I was too young (8 y/o) to even know the importance of this Mercedes. All that amazed me were the butterfly doors and that's why I snapped this picture. Browsing through old pictures, I saw this and was FREAKIN’ amazed!
About the car: ‘SLR’ stands for ‘Sport Leicht Rennsport’ (Sport Light Racing). It was a homage to the 300 SLR racecar. Developed in cooperation with the British McLaren (hence the name and fender badge), it produced a staggering 617 bhp, 780 Nm from its 5.4 supercharged V8. The production of the grand tourer was limited only to 2,157 units as the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG soon succeeded it in 2010.