McLaren and Mercedes are two of the most successful names in Motorsport, the collaboration between the two teams gathered pace in 1995 as Mercedes became McLaren's F1 Engine supplier. The collaboration that followed in Formula One, would bear many great successes over almost two decades. Mercedes-Benz went on to acquire 40 percent of the McLaren Group, and at this time, the two companies produced their first road car together. Competition was fierce in 2003 with Ferrari launching the Enzo and Porsche the mid Engineered Carrera GT. However the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, with its Awe-Inspiring supercharged 5.5 litre Engine, put the emphasis back in the driving seat. Mclaren's input is obvious in the car's handling characteristics and most notably the braking, when launched the SLR's brakes were by far the most advanced available on any road car, internally ventilated carbon-fibre ceramic discs with 6-piston aluminium fixed-callipers.
The car's styling has more than stood the test of time, a beautifully executed hark back to the all-conquering "Silver Arrows" from Mercedes Dominant Pre-War period. The elongated body with its arrow-like nose contrasts elegance with the aggression of those snarling side-exit exhausts
One of around 50 UK supplied Mercedes McLaren SLRs, this coupe was delivered in March 2006 in Osmium Grey with Red trim. Soon after purchase, this example joined a large collection abroad but was never registered. In 2015, the car was reimported to the UK by a private individual. The car visited a number of events in the UK before being sold to a large car collector and client of DK in 2018. Having covered 25,000 miles from new, this SLR will be treated to the appropriate service as part of the sale.
Available to view virtually from our showrooms just outside London immediately.