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Special edition Mercedes-McLaren roadster planned

Rafay Ansar

Mercedes-McLaren 722 S


Mercedes-McLaren 722 S

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed McLaren will build a special edition version of the SLR roadster, called the 722 S.

Set for delivery in January, the high-priced two-seater will be limited to a production run of just 150 units.





Conceived to deliver a more sporting drive than standard versions of the SLR roadster launched last year, the 722 S gets a reworked double wishbone suspension with unique springs and dampers that lower ride height by 0.4 inches. Power comes from the same supercharged, three-valve-per-cylinder 5.4-liter V8 used in the earlier SLR 722 coupe, delivering 650 hp and 604 pounds-feet of torque. Mercedes-Benz claims the 722 S will run from 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds, and 0 to 124 mph in 10.6 seconds, with top speed put at 208 mph.





The new car will be the last of the standard SLR models. Next up? A swan-song speedster version of the SLR, minus the windshield and roof.
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