The 2007 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR 722 is a high-performance grand tourer that was produced from 2006 to 2010. It is a collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive and was based on the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The SLR 722 was a more performance-oriented version of the SLR and featured a more powerful engine and a revised styling, inside and out. The 722 was named after the historic Mercedes-Benz 722 race car that won the 1955 Mille Miglia. It was a limited-production car and was available in both coupé and roadster body styles.
The SLR 722 was designed as an homage to 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR and featured a similar grille and headlights. The exterior was redesigned with a more aggressive look, featuring larger air intakes and a lower front spoiler. The car also featured a unique rear diffuser, redesigned side skirts and a special rear spoiler. The car was offered in two body styles: a coupé and a roadster.
The interior of the SLR 722 was redesigned with a more luxurious feel compared to the standard SLR. The interior featured a two-tone colour scheme with leather and Alcantara upholstery, piano black trim and carbon fibre accents. The car also featured a unique instrument cluster with a special ‘722’ badge on the tachometer.
Engine and Performance
The SLR 722 was powered by a 5.5-litre supercharged V8 engine that produced 650 horsepower and 605 lb-ft of torque. The engine was mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission and sent power to the rear wheels. The 722 could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and had a top speed of 208 mph.
The 722 was equipped with a variety of safety features, including anti-lock brakes, stability control, traction control, front and side airbags, and a rollover protection system. The car also featured a special active suspension system that improved handling and stability.
Price and Availability
The 722 was available as a limited-edition model and was priced from $450,000. The car was only available in select markets, including the United States, Europe and the Middle East.