2007 MERCEDES-BENZ MCLAREN SLR 722 EDITION for sale. Motorcar Classics is proud to present this stunning 2007 Mercedes McLaren SLR 722 Edition featured in Crystal Antimony Grey with Black interior. This 1-owner car that has covered just 1,300 miles. It is pristine and as-new in all respects.
At the 1999 North American International Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz presented their Vision SLR concept, inspired both by the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coup of 1955, which was a modified Mercedes-Benz W196S race car, and the design of closed-wheel Formula One cars, a field in which Mercedes had prior experience, providing engines for McLaren bodies. The car was presented as "Tomorrows Silver Arrow" in a clear reference to the Silver Arrows of the golden age of Mercedes in competition during the fifties. Mercedes joined with their Formula One partner, McLaren, thus creating the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. Reception of the concept car was enthusiastic, so it was slated for production. The first production model was presented on 17 November 2003. The SLR remained in production for six years.
A new version was introduced in 2006, called the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition. The "722" refers to the victory by 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.
The "722 Edition" includes a 5.4L supercharged V8 engine producing 640 hp at 6,500 rpm and 600 lbft torque at 4,000 rpm. 19-inch light-alloy wheels are used to reduce unsprung weight, while modifications were also made to the suspension, with a stiffer damper setup and 10 mm lower ride height introduced for improved handling. Larger 390 mm diameter front brakes and a revised front air dam and rear diffuser are fitted. Exterior changes, other than the larger 19-inch black light-alloy wheels, include red "722" badging, recalling the original 722 racer, and slightly different tail lights and headlamps.
The SLR 722 can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds, 120 mph in 10.2 seconds and 190 mph in 27.6 seconds. The car can reach a top speed of 209 mph which is faster than the standard Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.