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McLaren & Mercedes

mclaren Mercedes SLR engine bay

Now that is a work of art. McLaren and Mercedes have teamed up to bring us the 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. I like it. It’s a good looking car. It looks a little weird from the side, though.

Relevant numbers:

Vehicle type: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe
Estimated base price: $400,000
Engine type: supercharged and intercooled SOHC 24-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection
Displacement 332 cu in, 5439cc
Power (SAE net) 617 bhp @ 6500 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 575 lb-ft @ 3250–5000 rpm

Transmission 5-speed automatic
Wheelbase 106.3 in
Length/width/height 183.3/75.1/49.6 in
Curb weight 3800 lb

Manufacturer’s performance ratings:
Zero to 60 mph 3.8 sec
Top speed (drag limited) 207 mph

Projected fuel economy:
European urban cycle 10 mpg
extra-urban cycle 22 mpg