One of 25 Mercedes SLR 722 'McLaren Editions' could be yours for a cool €3m
Pocket money, am I right?
The Mercedes McLaren SLR was introduced in 2003 as a tribute to the 1950s Mercedes 300 SLR race car. Mercedes built a total of 2,157 units between 2003 and 2009 including 25 MSO (McLaren Special Operations) 722 models - officially known as 'McLaren Edition' - and this is one of them, currently available in Germany.
To make it stand out, MSO fitted an aerodynamic body kit with a revised front grille, new front and rear bumpers, a new bonnet and a new diffuser. The wheels are also new, as is the titanium exhaust system. MSO didn’t modify the standard 641-hp 5.5-litre V8 that powers 722 models buy they did upgrade the steering and suspension setup and fitted new ceramic brakes. As a result of these modifications, the SLR MSO is 49 kg / 110 lbs lighter than the standard SLR 722 and is able to generate 20 % downforce and reach 60 mph from standstill in just 3.8 seconds.
The combination of dark grey paint with black wheels and red calipers looks great but the best part, by miles, is the interior, chiefly because of the Tartan-style fabric that was used for the seats. Wouldn't you say?
Back when it was new, the SLR 722 MSO would’ve set you back around half a million pounds but these days, prices for demi-classic supercars from the early 2000s is skyrocketing and this - number 12 out of the 25 SLR McLaren Editions built - is on sale for a mind-boggling is €2,600,000 (£2.2m / $3.1m).