Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wish List

What is the one car you'd want more than any other? Ignore price and imagine you could get any car, which would it be? Leave your choice in the comments below and we'll try to do a piece about it!

One of our salesman, Andrew Jackson, picked the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Edition. The original SLR was started in 2003 and ran until 2009, when it was discontinued. McLaren and Mercedes-Benz had split ways and the it seemed the SLR would end. It had been inspired by the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe and Race Car from 1955.

However, in December of 2010, Mercedes announced they would run a very limited edition of the SLR. Only 25 were made and only 7 of those were sold in the United States! It is very similar to the previous makes aside from the Stirling Moss. The McLaren was released with revised body work and interior plus upgraded steering and sports exhaust.

While Andrew prefers the silver versions, he can't help but call the one above sexy. It has a top speed of 2007 MPH and goes from 0-62 MPH in only 3.8 seconds. The 2011 kept the 5.5L supercharged V8 that gets 626 horsepower and 575 lb ft of torque.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren had an original MSRP of $1,025,400.00. We found one today that is a custom gold and red that was asking for $10,000,000!!! However, we managed to find another that was $890,000. Might be closer to your budget.

The SLS succeeded the SLR and continues today.

We found quite a few strong opinions about the design and revival of the SLR. Some say it's ugly, others love it and are glad it's back. A few believe it's outstayed its welcome. What do you think of Andrew's dream car?

Sources: Top Car Rating ; Tech Autos ; Wikipedia ; Top Automotive Collection

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