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|Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren|
A silver SLR McLaren on display at the 2006 European Motor Show in Brussels
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Sports car/grand tourer|
|Body style||2-door coupé
|Layout||Front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive|
|Engine||5.4 L (330 cu in) supercharged V8|
|Wheelbase||2,700 mm (110 in)|
|Length||4,656 mm (183.3 in)|
|Width||1,908 mm (75.1 in)|
|Height||1,261 mm (49.6 in)|
|Curb weight||1,693 kg (3,732 lb)|
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is a German supercar manufactured by Mercedes-Benz and jointly developed by McLaren Automotive.
The SLR McLaren is a 2-door coupé, although a roadster version will debut in September 2007. The exterior body panels are made from carbon fibre.
The frame is of a carbon-fibre monocoque construction.
The SLR McLaren sports a 232-kilogram (511 lb), hand-built, 5.4-litre (330 cu in), supercharged, all-aluminium, SOHC V8 engine. The cylinders are angled at 90 degrees with three valves per cylinder and lubricated via a dry sump system. The compression ratio is 8.8:1 and the bore and stroke is 97 millimetres (3.8 in) and 92 millimetres (3.6 in), respectively. The Lysholm-type twin-screw supercharger produces 0.9 bars (13 psi) of boost, the turbine rotates at 23,000 revolutions per minute, and the air is cooled via two intercoolers. The engine generates a maximum power of 626 metric horsepower (460 kW; 617 hp) at 6,500 revolutions per minute and a maximum torque of 780 newton metres (580 lb·ft) at 3,250 revolutions per minute.
Connected to the engine is a five-speed automatic transmission which offers three different driving modes: sport, comfort, and manual. The former offerers and additional three modes. The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) developed by Mercedes-Benz monitors traction and adjusts torque and selectively applies brakes to maintain driver control and prevent vehicle spin.
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