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Official tuning kit for SLR includes a new aero kit and suspension changes
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9 December 2010

McLaren has unveiled this official new tuning kit for the discontinued SLR supercar.

Available for retro-fitting to existing standard SLRs, the kit – dubbed McLaren Edition SLR and revealed at the Essen motor show – includes an all-new aerodynamic body kit for added downforce as well as modified steering and suspension set-ups and interior touches for added exclusivity.

Just 25 examples of the kit will be created, although no pricing details have been revealed by the company.

The Mercedes SLR McLaren went out of production last year after a production run of 2000 units. Mercedes launched its own supercar earlier this year, the SLS AMG, while McLaren Automotive's first bespoke supercar since the F1 – the MP4-12C – will be launched next year.

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thebaldgit 7 December 2010

Re: McLaren's new SLR special

I suppose this is proof that even supercar manufacturers have to juice up tired old stock to stimulate interest in newer and more exciting models.

The Special One 6 December 2010

Re: McLaren's new SLR special

nosha wrote:
it has always had that "wow" factor that only a car every few generations has.
Yep, I agree with you. It does have a real sense of occasion and looks stunning.

nosha 6 December 2010

Re: McLaren's new SLR special

Although it was never quite the car either Mclaren or Mercedes wanted and more of a compromise than liked, it has always had that "wow" factor that only a car every few generations has. The 722 was just a complete beast, as demonstrated when it out dragged the fastest Lamborghini on Top Gear. Only a few people can ever afford cars like these but as an enthusiast I am glad companies go to the trouble of making them for people like me to dream about them. For something more realistic, check out the new SLK, a video has just been "leaked" on youtube. Looks promising.