|29th November 2006, 04:23||#1|
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Mclaren Mercedes SLS!!!
While roaming around in half slumber, got hit by something like this:
And I was !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They say it is the new Mercedes SLS!! Yes, A baby Mclaren.
It's claimed to be a mid engined beast supposed to be a rival for Ferrari 360 Modena, Gallardo and the likes.
There're talks about the car being priced about 150,000 euros and being constructed using Carbonfibre too. The code name of this car is supposed to be P8.
After searching a bit here and there and googling, found this. And this.
There it seems certain that this car is going to be out soon and possibly as early as end 2007!!!!
It seems as if Mclaren is preparing some serious street performance car competition for Ferrai as much like they're doing in F1.
Super car Guru Neil Hannemann, the engineering mind behind many supercars like Dodge Viper, Saleen S7 and the Ford GT is currently working with Mclaren now. So, we can expect this car to be a reality soon.
Some photoshop pics I found:
Pics courtesy: WCF and Ultimatecarpages.com
I dont know, if this is quite old news or what. But there are plenty of rumours about this car doing rounds on the net.
|29th November 2006, 12:36||#2|
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|29th November 2006, 12:39||#3|
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looks very cool but a stronger color will give more character to the car. also the number plate looks awkward on its current position.
Last edited by naveendhyani : 29th November 2006 at 12:40.
|29th November 2006, 16:16||#4|
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As far as I know this concept was proposed some time in 2004/2005 and was subsequently dropped due to the poor sales of the SLR & souring of relation between Mercedes & McLaren on the road car program.
Don't know the current status but the chances of this car ever being launched were really low after departure of Dieter Zetsche and his replacement Eckhard Cortes was not really keen on such expensive niche products.
But anways will poke around some sources & see what turns up.
|29th November 2006, 17:24||#5|
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will be really great if this car comes into production. Looks damn good ! cross your fingers