The Mercedes-McLaren SLR. A spectacular butterfly-winged supercar that has the ability to tear up a racetrack in sheer ferocity or calmly cruise across continents as a GT car with a soundtrack that sounds like an old squadron jet.
The car is powered by 5.4 liter V8 linked to a whopping great supercharger. The hand-built AMG engine has been shoe-horned into the engine bay behind the front axle and delivers 626 horsepower at 6,500 rpm. The maximum torque of 780Nm feels spectacular as the car surges forward toward the horizon, it is available from 3,250rpm and remains at this level up to 5,000rpm.
The remarkable power and torque produced by the engine is enough to take the SLR from standstill to 100km/h in a rapid 3.8 seconds, although is has been reported in some tests that the car could accelerate even faster than this official figure. The SLR reaches the 200km/h mark after an astounding 10.6 seconds and the 300 km/h is hit in 28.8 seconds. The quarter mile is done within 11.2 seconds and the top speed is at 334km/h.
Photographer: Cayuela Photography