A detailed walkaround, driving, and soft top operation video of the vehicle is viewable below.
The 2009 Mercedes-McLaren SLR Roadster: For those with the desire to feel the wind in their hair – at 200mph or so – and look absolutely bulletproof doing so.
The concussive, cacophonic chorus from the SLR’s uniquely muscular exhaust note bugles like a billionaire’s battle cry (or a Shofar, for all you tribesman): “Something seriously special has just arrived…”
That’s the sound of rare air pulsing through all 5.4 liters in a supercharged SLR symphony. Never have so many hoofs (617 horses worth, to be exact) driven so much drama in one brilliantly-sculpted package. This veritable Frankenstein’s moto-monster of the mid-to-late 2000s is truly the beast that should not be. But it's real, all right. And this one hasn’t been stashed away in some remote private collection…yet.
The marriage of Mercedes and McLaren melted minds when the SLR was first unveiled in 2003 and the aftershocks of that mad union persist into the present - well over a decade later. Mercedes: the titanic Teutonic of engineering excellence, meets McLaren: the brilliant Brits of racing royalty. Together, they produced one of the most unique, desirable, and nary-to-be repeated lovechildren of the automotive universe: The SLR.
Finding one of the 2,157 SLRs produced between 2003-2009 is not an easy task. Finding a final-year example (with a top that drops) increases the difficulty level quite a bit. However, finding one of the four paint-to-sample SLR roadsters ever produced, in this condition, with this shockingly low-mileage and two-owner history? It’s not likely to happen again and, if it does, it will likely be at twice the price. So, act now: This topless terror on tires is pumped full of premium and just aching to accelerate….and appreciate.
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