Mercedes SLR Speedster Spied

Written by tonks on July 8, 2008

SLR SpeedsterThe Mercedes SLR Speedster was spied on the roads and it looks as if it will be one of the best SLR supercars that Mercedes has produced. It will also be one of the last road cars between Mercedes and McClaren.

The new SLR Speedster is a roofless, windscreen-less chop top that’s 200kg lighter than the standard SLR, accelerates from 0-180mph in 26 seconds and tops out at an incredible 218mph. Mercedes has cut as much weight from the standard SLR as possible, ditching its air conditioning system and using more carbon fibre in construction. It will also get carbon ceramic brakes a new track-derived exhaust system.

Only 75 SLR Speedsters will be built and most are expected to end up in the Middle East. It won’t be sold in America because of the country’s increasingly emissions regulations.

Posted Under: Cool Cars,McLaren,Mercedes

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