It’s the only US-spec example in the world – but such exclusivity comes at a price.
In the early 2000s, Mercedes-Benz and McLaren collaborated to create one of the coolest cars in the first decade of the 21st century: the savage SLR. Despite having 617 hp under the hood, Mercedes thought it needed more power. This spawned the more potent 722 Edition model, which launched in 2006 as a Coupe and Roadster with an extra 33 horses, a racing-inspired interior, 19-inch alloys, and beefier brakes. Production of the SLR ended in 2009 – but Mercedes still wasn’t done with it.
In 2011, it gave the SLR a proper send-off with the sensational SLR McLaren Edition. It was limited to just 25 examples, only six of which were Roadsters – and one of them is looking for a new owner.
This specific SLR McLaren Edition listed for sale on MotorGT is finished in a two-tone McLaren Orange paint scheme adorned with contrasting gloss black elements to create a unique and eye-catching design. Elsewhere, the SLR McLaren Edition features a new bodykit to increase the car’s downforce. An upgraded suspension system and other lightweight elements help reduce the weight by 110 pounds.
While the 5.4-liter supercharged V8 powering other 722 Editions models produces 641 hp, this specific SLR McLaren Edition has 741 hp on tap thanks to upgraded engine management software, new intercoolers and a McLaren sports exhaust. If it wasn’t already desirable, this also happens to be the only example built to US specification.
Such exclusivity comes at a price, however. If you want to own the only US Mercedes SLR 722S Roadster McLaren Edition in the world, the seller is asking for a cool $1.05 million.