Mercedes has chosen the Mille Miglia to show off its new SLR Stirling Moss.
It is a speedster version of the McLaren-Mercedes supercar, without a roof or windscreen, that marks the end of the SLR’s six-year lifespan.
Costing €750,000 (£672,000, twice the price of the standard car), this 75-model limited edition is designed as a tribute to Moss, who drove Mercedes 300 SLR racers to Mille Miglia and Targa Florio victories in the 1950s.
For the famous race the car was seen besides the original SLR, which was piloted by ex-F1 driver David Coulthard.
Moss himself was also at the event and also managed to get some time behind the wheel of his old racing car, while Mika Hakkinen drove the new SLR prior to the race.
The Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss is powered by the same V8 as the standard SLR, with 640bhp. It’s capable of 0-62mph in 3.5sec, and 217mph.