Oct 4 2006 - Mercedes-Benz SLR 722 Edition: All the attributes of a
thoroughbred racing car.
New Mercedes Benz SLR 722 Edition is refined in
numerous respects, this super sports car has more output, a
tailor-made suspension configuration and a decidedly sporty
interior. The SLR 722 Edition will not be sold in the US
A continuing tradition: the new
model variant SLR "722 Edition" is a homage by
Mercedes-Benz to the unforgettable victory won by the British racing
legend Stirling Moss and his co-driver Denis Jenkinson in a
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with the starting number 722 (indicating a
start time of 7.22 a.m.) at the Mille Miglia in 1955. With an output
of 478 kW/650 hp and a corresponding performance, the new super
sports car, which goes on sale on July 11, will not only make the
hearts of car enthusiasts beat faster.
liter Supercharged V8
|| 650 BHP@ --
Weight lbs (kg)
Acceleration 0-60 mph
|| 3.5 sec.
|| 209 mph /
|| Rear Wheel
characteristics worthy of the racetrack are also provided by the
sophisticated suspension, with 19-inch light-alloy wheels, a stiffer
damper configuration and a ten-millimetre-lower body. Larger brake
discs with a diameter of 390 mm ensure excellent braking
modifications mark the Mercedes Benz SLR "722 Edition" out
as special, in line with the wishes of the enthusiastic gentleman
drivers and wealthy sports car collectors who make up the core
target group. The modified front spoiler with an air splitter, as
well as the rear diffuser, improve both the aerodynamics and contact
pressure at high speeds, and reflect the transfer of cutting-edge
technology from motor racing. At the same time, the use of
clear-lacquered carbon as an extremely strong yet lightweight
material symbolises the practicality of these technical features.
Bucket-type sports seats upholstered in leather/Alcantara provide
outstanding lateral support, while the grippier racing steering
wheel with a hunting-leather lining, gearshift paddles and black
carbon highlights lend a thoroughbred racing touch to the interior.
Mercedes-Benz "SLR. Club" for SLR owners
Before the sales
release date, customers and selected guests will have the advance
opportunity to appraise the new 2007 Mercedes Benz SLR "722
Edition". This is to mark the foundation of the worldwide
"SLR. Club" at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet,
southern France. As an ultra-exclusive community of which SLR
customers automatically become members, the "SLR Club"
provides an attractive platform for outstanding events related to
the SLR, as well as numerous other benefits. Another exciting
feature is the club’s SLR Safety & Speed Academy, which offers
special driver training courses and seminars. David Coulthard,
Jochen Mass, Klaus Ludwig, Chris Goodwin and Christina Surer are
among the highly skilled and well-known instructors.