Mercedes Ends An Era With SLR McLaren 722 Roadster S

Written by tonks on September 29, 2008

In 2009 we will say farewell to the McLaren SLR model. It is a sad parting – but in the end something that is inevitable. With that fact in mind Mercedes has plans for a new model that will be better and more advanced than all of the previous ones put together.

The new SLR 722 S Roadster will be powered by the 5.5 liter V8 engine – which can push out 650 horsepower. The supercar can reach a top speed of 220.6 mph – which might just be the fastest open top production car that has been produced. Mercedes has also created a soft top that has the ability to more then 200 mph top speeds.

They were able to take advantage of the McLaren’s F1 experience to produce a fully carbon-fiber body that has the ability to provide the structural integrity that is needed for high speeds like this. All that needs to be done is to unlatch the semi-automatic top from the windshield header manually. Only 150 examples of the 722 S Roadster will be made available starting Jan. 1 2009.

Posted Under: McLaren,Mercedes,Supercars

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