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Amateur designer wows everyone with renderings of Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

In 2003, a wonderful union occurred when Mercedes-Benz and McLaren got together to form Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. This collaboration led to the creation of a supercar – the Mercedes 300 SLR (Sport Light Racing).

In the early 2000s, Mercedes owned 40% of McLaren so the union was a natural one. But the merger was only to last six years and the SLS AMG was produced to replace the SLR. When the partnership disbanded, McLaren began to independently design its own supercars.

Sadly it is unlikely that we will see a reunion between Mercedes-Benz and McLaren. But if you want to imagine what supercar would be created should the impossible happen today, then you need look no further than to Aritra Das, a young 22 year old designer.

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Market to receive 25 units of returning Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

The Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren has returned with a vengeance. In fact, the vehicle is being touted to have shown rivals how to deliver an awesome performance. Autoblog Germany reports that McLaren will deliver 25 new units to the market under the McLaren SLR Edition name.

The revived hypercar will be offered with an updated exterior. It features a redesigned front bumper that comes with oversized air intakes and a new type of mesh grille.

The side air vents have a rounded shape and use a new layout. The vehicle receives several aerodynamic tweaks that include a new rear diffuser.

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Hamann SLR Volcano officially unveiled

After we've been teased with a video, the miracle happened, the Hamann Volcano based on the Mercedes SLR was finally revealed! Designed for an exclusive clientele (of course, not anybody can afford a Mercedes-Benz SLR), the new vehicle features a new body kit made of extremely light full carbon which consists in a front lip spoiler, a re-designed bonnet, new side skirt attachments, a new rear spoiler with integrated air diffuser, as well as a big rear wing especially designed to improve the stability of the vehicle.

The kit is completed by the 21 inch Edition Race alloy wheels measuring 255/30ZR21 at the front and 345/25ZR21 at the back.

Under the hood we can find the same 5.4-liter V8 engine produced by the German manufacturer but this time boosted from 626 hp and 780 Nm of torque to an impressive 700 hp (515 kW) and 830 Nm of torque at 3,300 rpm.

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Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss breaks cover

The limited SLR Stirling Moss completes the present SLR range and is restricted to 75 units only. It has a sticker price of EUR 750,000 or $1,044,000. As intended beforehand, the SLR Roadster will stop production by the end of May next year, and the manufacture of the SLR Stirling Moss will begin in June next year.

The letters SLR is sufficient to get the car enthusiasts adrenaline pumping. In the '50s the Mercedes-Benz SLR 300 garnered one win after another. It garnered the Mille Miglia, the Eifel race, the Targa Florio including the Tourist Trophy. It was driven, first and foremost, by the British racing driver Stirling Moss and by celebrities of the time, such as Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling. Stirling Moss is still holding the record of Mille Miglia at ten hours, seven minutes and 48 seconds.

This is the reason why the contemporary variant of the celebrated SLR carries with it the extra words "Stirling Moss." As the latest SLR Stirling Moss merges the traits of the present SLR versions with the charm of the SLR of '55.

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The FAB Design SLR Desire's most stunning feature would initially be its batmobile look-alike at the front together with the wide-ranging aerodynamic modifications both to the side and rear.

The modified bodywork has been created from carbon fiber where some parts were left deliberately unpainted to provide observers a firsthand visual experience what is under the paint finish.

Besides the fenders at the front and rear, it comes also with fresh side skirts equipped with unique recesses for the bespoke high-performing sports exhaust system with six exhaust pipes coming out of the side of the car just as they do in a regular SLR.

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It had brought forth some of the brand’s most successful models in sports racing, but even the partnership between Mercedes-Benz and McLaren had to come to an end. In 2009, five years after the partnership was struck, the last specimen of the Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss, named after the legendary British driver who piloted SLR cars in the 1950s, entered into manufacturing, marking the last hurrah of the alliance which sought to continue the legacy of the SLR racing cars of the 1950s.

The partnership had given birth to two roadster versions of the SLR, and two coupes before the SLR Stirling Moss. The end of the partnership marks the apparent end of the SLR story, culminating in the 75-unit model run of the Stirling Moss.

With this, the number of SLR models produced by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren hit 2000 overall. This is an impressive cumulative output as this exceeds the production of any other sports car in the SLR’s category.

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It was just a coincidence that AMG made a contradicting announcement in the same month just one year apart. If it can be recalled, last year AMG said that the horsepower war was not yet over, but this year they say that it is. The reason for this is that RENNTECH has something more extreme for their 20th anniversary.

RENNTECH was founded in 1989 and since then the company has established itself as one of the primary tuning firms in the world and an expert in the performance tuning of Mercedes-Benz cars.

The company will celebrate their anniversary by releasing a small number of extreme, limited version of performance cars starting with a brand new car concept that utilizes the high-tech carbon fiber chassis of the SLR McLaren the RENNTECH 777 that comes with 777 hp.

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