Mercedes McLaren SLR Roadster by Famous Parts 1

Μπορεί να άργησε μερικά χρόνια να μπει στο party αλλά η Famous Parts παρουσίασε τώρα την δική της εκδοχή για την Mercedes-McLaren SLR Roadster.

Το αυτοκίνητο δεν διαθέτει εκτενείς επεμβάσεις/βελτιώσεις. Το αντίθετο μάλλον. Η εργοστασιακή ανάρτηση έχει αντικατασταθεί από μία ρυθμιζόμενη της KW ενώ οι ζάντες ελαφρού κράματος (20 ιντσών εμπρός και 21 πίσω) είναι της ADV.1. Η εταιρία σχεδιάζει να κατασκευάσει και να τοποθετήσει και μία custom εξάτμιση από τιτάνιο αλλά δεν ξέρουμε αν θα προσφέρει κάποιο όφελος από πλευράς ιπποδύναμης.

Mercedes McLaren SLR Roadster by Famous Parts 4

Για την ιστορία, να θυμίσουμε πως η SLR κινείται από έναν supercharged V8 με χωρητικότητα 5.4 λίτρων που αποδίδει 626 άλογα και 780Nm ροπής. Συνδυάζεται δε, με πεντατάχυτο κιβώτιο. Επιταχύνει στα 100km/h από στάση σε 3.8 δευτερόλεπτα και συνεχίζει μέχρι τα 332km/h της τελικής της. Έχει επίσης έναν από τους καλύτερους ήχους που έχω ακούσει ποτέ στη ζωή μου!

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Δελτίο Τύπου

Famous Parts, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster

Gentleman’s super car!

The entire world of professional media men was thrown in a state of

astonishment as the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was presented to the

world in the year 2004. In cooperation with McLaren from British Woking,

Mercedes Benz developed a super sports car, which redefined the upper

class in this segment in terms of design and driving performance. In

reminiscence of the popular Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupé of the

1950s, the SLR was fitted with exciting butterfly doors and lateral ventilation

openings. A limited production of just 3,500 cars was initially envisaged; in the

end however, only 2,157 SLR McLarens were delivered.

Under the extremely long engine hood, Mercedes Benz installed a

supercharged V8 engine, which developed a performance capacity of 626

horse power and a maximum torque of 780 Nm from its 5.4 liter engine

displacement. To generate the optimal weight distribution, the engine was

anchored tightly behind the front axle. The classical sprint from 0 to 100

k.p.h. was performed by the SLR McLaren in slightly less than four seconds

attaining its maximum speed in excess 330 k.p.h. The highlight of the SLR

was definitely its special series “722 Edition“, which reminds one of the

victory of the British car racing legend Stirling Moss and his co-pilot Dennis

Jenkinson at the long-distance-classic Mille Miglia. The race number of the

300 SLR at the time was 722, which was issued in accordance with the

starting time of 07:22 hrs. The duo of Moss/Jenkinson finished the 1,000-mile

long distance race on public road in 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds,

which at that time, meant an extremely high average of 157.65 k.p.h.

Compared with the performance values of today’s stars in the world of super

sports cars, the SLR will unfortunately come across as slightly underpowered.

With its 6.3 liter-large twelve cylinder engine, the hot-blooded LaFerrari for

instance, unleashes a total of 800 horse power with an additional 163 horse

power generated by an external electric motor. All-in-all, an unbelievable total

of 963 horse power drags the axle driving shafts of the new Italian goddess.

The British counterpart is called McLaren P1 and has a 3.8-liter V8 engine

with 737 horse power, with an additional 179 horse power of the external

electric motor providing a total of 916 horse power!

The high-class tuning specialists of Famous Parts from the German Rhine

region of Ratingen close to Cologne endowed this Mercedes-Benz SLR

McLaren Roadster with a small but effective tuning upgrade. The exclusive

American ADV.1 wheels are used in this respect in a combination of 20

inches in front and 21 inches in the rear. The wheel design of 5.2 MV2 SL

stands out for its elegant spokes and extremely minimal own weight that is

attributable to forging technology. The wheel has the special color “brushed

silver” and was refined with a high-gloss clear varnish. To better impress the

sensational driving performance on the road surface, Famous Parts installed

a high-end chassis from the company KW automotive on the SLR, which

can be adjusted three-fold and is an exclusive special manufacture. Not yet

discernible on the photos: The technicians of Famous Parts intend to install

a tailor-made titanium exhaust system with electronic valve control within the

New Year.