mercedes-benz slr mclaren stirling moss with tonneau cover

The Silver Arrow: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss

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There’s no denial whatsoever as time proves that rewards come no matter the delay. Mercedes-Benz pays tribute to British racing driver Sir Stirling Moss with Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss, Sir Moss who put the brand on top in 1955 with Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in Italy. A memorable day it was as Moss states, “Mille Miglia was the only race that really frightened me, at least until the moment the flag fell.”

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss with butterfly doors

The 21st century saw two successful automotive legends, the German automaker Mercedes-Benz and the British car marker McLaren gallant in their respective fields produced the SLR variants from 2003- 2010.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss codename Silver Arrow with its long bonnet and two seaters, no roof and no windshield. What do you do when the rain comes driving the speedster? You either find shelter or keep driving with an umbrella or without umbrella.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss interior

Outrageous as it may sound, to be considered a buyer of a brand new Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss, you would have purchased one of each four SLR variants from SLR coupe through to SLR convertible to the 722 variants (722 was both the number and start time of 300 SLR that Sir Stirling Moss drove). Price tag was set for $1 million in 2009 when produced. Under the bonnet is an AMG 5.4L supercharged V8 engine that cranks 650hp mated with a 5- speed automatic transmission gearbox, reaching top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h). The rear wheel drive goes from 0- 62 mph (0- 100 km/h) in 3.5seconds.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss, Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR and 722 Edtions
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR back, 722 Edition (coupe and roadster)

45 years after a remarkable 1,000 mile drive with over 533 competitors for 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR at 1955 Mille Miglia, Italy, homage is paid to the british iconic driver.

When driven alone, the passenger seat is covered with tonneau cover made of carbon fibre. Silence and astonishment will be best to describe the feeling when when caught face to face with SLR Stirling Moss.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss with tonneau cover

A Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss was put up for sale in RM Sotheby’s auction house at $2.5 million.

mercedes-benz slr mclaren stirling moss rear view

2 thoughts on “The Silver Arrow: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss”

    1. It wouldn’t affect the driver at top speed, get protective glass and helmet on. The seats are bucket seats (as they grip your body while seated). There aerodynamics are perfect for wind to just flow through the chassis and behind the seat strong enough to hold weights

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