THE MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN STIRLING MOSS EDITION

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss edition is a tremendously unique car, as evidenced by it’s lack of windscreen, roof or availability. Part of a limited run production of only 75 vehicles, it was developed by the Formula 1 Mercedes/McLaren partnership as a tribute to Sir Stirling Moss’ 300 SLR that raced in the Mille Miglia. One of the rarified animals went on sale in Switzerland for a cool $2.9 million.

The all-carbon fiber supercar was a shining example of performance and weight reduction, and combined with it’s supercharged 650hp engine, rockets the vehicle from 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and tops out at 220mph.

In another unique feature the SLR has it’s exhaust pipes are side mounted forward of the driver, resulting in a thunderous symphony that is like none other.

The striking interior was created by Dutch designer Sarkis Benliyan.

The SLR also features an air brake, albeit not the kind you might be thinking of. When decelerating from greater than 75mph, it’s rear spoiler rises to create additional downforce, increasing the braking grip applied by the tires.