The Mercedes McLaren SLR 722 is an astonishing piece of machinery. This hypercar combines the raw pace and brutal power of McLaren with the softer, more luxurious traits associated with Mercedes-Benz. This German and British engineered speed machine is a spectacular.
The 722 was unveiled in 2006. 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 famous Mille Miglia rally in 1955. The car is powered by a 5.4 liter V8 engine which provides 650hp at 6,500rpm and 820Nm at 4,000rpm. Thanks to this, the Benz is able to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 3.6 seconds, 200km/h in 10.2 seconds and 300km/h in 27.6 seconds, and can reach a top speed of 337km/h, remarkable figures indeed. Designed to compete with the more agile Porsche Carrera GT, the SLR 722 remains one of the most exclusive hypercars on the market and one that still looks fantastic!
This awesome shot was captured by Linus Lam in Hong Kong.
If you are a fan of the SLR be sure to read our road test of the SLR Roadster!