Mercedes to drop its £300k supercar in favour of new AMG model

With the SLR coupé already out of production (it quietly slipped away at the end of last year), the SLR’s five-year run is scheduled to finish next year when the last roadster rolls off the line.

McLaren is getting ready to start building its own supercar, codenamed P11, and it should appear towards the end of next year; it’s likely to be built in the facility originally constructed to produce the SLR.

Production of the SLR rose in 2007; 275 were built last year, 14 more than in 2006. But that’s significantly down on Mercedes’ original estimates of 400-500 cars a year.

 

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