An Icon, built in honor of the Mille Miglia-winning 300SLR, and its legendary driver, Sir Stirling Moss. It’s currently the most expensive car in the world, as the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut was sold at an RM Sotheby’s Mercedes-Benz Museum auction for a record-breaking $142,000,000, surpassing the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.
The marque’s then Design Head, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, kept leftover prototypes of street-legal versions of the SLR. The abbreviation SLR stands for Sport Light-Racing (SL-R) before it collapsing to SLR. After more than five decades, the 2009 Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss is a proud descendant of a respectable sports racing heritage.
A supercar has the following qualities; it should be fast, expensive, and have a measure of rarity to it. The 2009 Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss marks the end of an era, the last Mercedes-McLaren SLR speedster before McLaren unveiled its final edition of the SLR. The speedster design meant a shunned roof and windshield. It was a limited edition supercar with just 77 units slated for production. The high side skirts, contoured fender, and gull-wing doors are some of the car’s most attention-seeking attributes. With its body made entirely of lightweight carbon fiber, the Moss is about 200 kg lighter than its co-stars.
The SLR Stirling Moss provides is powered by a 5.4L AMG V8 motor, and it can go from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds. The V8 can produce 641 hp and reach a top speed of 217 mph. As the Stirling Moss, isn’t your average normal car it would cost anything south of $500,000 today. But the 2009 Stirling Moss originally cost around $860,000 as a starting price.
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