Mercedes-Benz SLR development history

- Apr 09, 2019 -

Mercedes-Benz SLR development history

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is hailed as "F1 on the road." Since the mass production in 2004, the annual production has been controlled within 500 vehicles, all of which are done by hand, which undoubtedly ensures its unique and noble quality. At the same time, the classics of the SLR McLaren sports car are also due to the immortal legend. As early as the 1950s, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL gull-wing sports car created the immortal name of the Silver Arrow Racing with its outstanding performance on the field. Inheriting the long history of the 300 SL gull-wing sports car, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren sports car has won the reputation of “Silver Arrow of the 21st Century” with the perfect image of blending tradition and innovation.

Innovatively, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren sports car not only adopts many F1 racing design elements, but also applies the design highlights in the aviation and F1 racing fields to the production car for the first time, the most striking of which is the most striking. Its carbon-fibre body, door and hood, this lightweight material has an extraordinary energy absorption capacity to ensure the highest standards of passenger safety.

In addition, the high-performance engine from Mercedes-AMG undoubtedly ensures the unlimited power of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The classic 5.5-liter V8 supercharged engine speeds up the SLR's 100-kilometer acceleration in just 3.8 seconds, with a top speed of 334 km/h.

From the appearance, the disproportionate combination of front and rear has made the Mercedes-Benz SLR unique. The long bonnet is like a yacht. The pointed nose cone is very similar to the Formula 1 car. The vents on both sides and the exhaust pipe on the outside of the front wheel are also with the legendary SLR of the 50s. The original breath. The beautiful body is actually made of expensive carbon fiber composite (CFK), which is 4 to 5 times stronger than ordinary steel. Features because it is "Mercedes-Benz McLaren."

The 1955 300SLR Coupe absorbed the F1 technology to become the fastest sports car. Today's Mercedes SLR McLaren is also a model for porting F1 technology to sports cars. The SLR is manufactured by the McLaren team in Woking, England. The AMG provides the engine and is designed to draw on the design rules of the 2003 F1 Silver Arrow Racing. The chassis and body construction uses mass-produced carbon fiber composites, one of F1's proprietary technologies, which gives SLR McLaren the unprecedented rigidity and strength of road vehicles, and makes the body lightweight, and its anti-collision structure is extremely High performance. The high-performance brakes are also made of an innovative composite material – fiber-reinforced ceramics – with extremely high heat resistance from 1400°C to 1600°C and an extremely long service life.

McLaren has long experience in manufacturing F1 racing and competitions. In the 1990s, the McLaren F1 road supercar with BMW engine was built. The racing model also participated in the Zhuhai GT Tour in 1994. Call McLaren McLaren. After working with Mercedes, the Finnish Hakinin led the championship in the F1. At this time, Mercedes-Benz picked up the dream again. In early 1999, it exhibited a concept car called Vision SLR. Five years later, this dream was realized, and the legend of the past 50 years was continued. This is Mercedes. The perfect product of the cooperation between S-Benz and McLaren. On the body and inside, nothing shows its DNA more than the McLaren logo.