Rare Mercedes-Benz SLR 722S Roadster Can Be Yours For $1 Million

Supercar

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: . Despite having 617 hp under the hood, Mercedes thought it needed more power. This spawned the , 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.

You Might Also Like
Embarrassing Car Failures Automakers Want You To Forget
Embarrassing Car Failures Automakers Want You To Forget
Awesome Concepts That Became Boring Production Cars
Awesome Concepts That Became Boring Production Cars

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.

Gallery

17
PHOTOS