It is our pleasure to present this 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster finished in special Pure White paint over a “Silver Arrow” Tobacco Brown leather interior. In collaboration with their Formula 1 racing partner McLaren, Mercedes set out to create an advanced grand-touring supercar that pays homage to the original 300 SLR race car of 1955. Powered by a hand-built supercharged 5.5 L V8 engine that sends well over 600 HP to the rear wheels, the SLR features active aerodynamics, carbon-ceramic brakes, and a lightweight carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) construction. Reported by the seller to be one of only two examples in this particular color combination, 1 of 520 Roadsters, and #1924/2157 SLRs produced in total, this rare Mercedes-Benz shows just over 8k miles on the odometer and is now being listed for auction by its seller out of Florida.
The special Pure White paint is described to be in excellent original condition, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX. The styling is inspired by the original 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé and features advanced aerodynamics including an active rear spoiler/airbrake, a streamlined underbody panel, and a rear diffuser. Some other distinctive features include side-exit exhaust, butterfly doors, silver calipers for the 19" Cross-Drilled Brake System, and signature 19” Turbine wheels.
Inside, the cabin is trimmed in exclusive “Silver Arrow” Tobacco Brown leather with optional black carbon fiber trim and SLR-logo embossed headrests. From the factory, this SLR also features an optional XX-Large driver's seat, an X-large passenger seat, and standard amenities including a Bose Surround Sound System, dual-zone automatic climate control, and auto-dimming mirrors. All features and accessories are said to be fully functional including the power-operated convertible soft top. An image of the original $516,240 specification sheet is posted in the photo gallery.
Specific to this model is the M155 SLR 5.5L V8 engine featuring all-aluminum construction, a twin-screw supercharger, and dual intercoolers. Located toward the middle of the car one meter behind the front bumper, this hand-built engine offers excellent weight distribution and an output of up to 617 HP and 575 lb.-ft of torque. The rear wheels are driven by way of an AMG Speedshift R 5-speed automatic gearbox with three manual shift modes, allowing this Roadster to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in as little as 3.6 seconds while reaching a top speed of over 200 MPH. Stopping power is handled by the optional 19" Cross-Drilled Brake System which includes carbon-ceramic rotors and Sensotronic Brake Control. All routine maintenance is reportedly up to date with a recent service carried out at a cost of over $7k including a new battery and alternator.
This sale will include one master key and a clean title. Easily one of the most significant supercars of the modern era, this striking SLR McLaren Roadster makes a great investment as well as a perfect complement to any world-class car collection.