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SLR McLaren 722 S

Absolutely geourgeous. Be sure to peruse the pics...

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/09/29/m...oadster-722-s/


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Hey Coldshot I was going to post this but i'm a bit confused. Is this a special edition roadster? Because i think i read somewhere the 722 is a special edition. Reason i ask, wasn't there already a roadster out for the SLR?
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That car is so me, I'd have it in white over red with a red softop. The SLR is my ultimate dream supercar, such an epic car. There are 2-3 mercedes I lust over presently

CLK63 Black series, SL65 Black series and the 722 S SLR-Mclaren.

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Hey Coldshot I was going to post this but i'm a bit confused. Is this a special edition roadster? Because i think i read somewhere the 722 is a special edition. Reason i ask, wasn't there already a roadster out for the SLR?
Yes, only 150 of these babies will be produced. Probably run $350K or more in the US.


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Am I the only one who thinks $500K for a car without the hardtop Convertable is a lot of money? Or what?

OK, I get the big motor thing and all that, but doesn't our teeny weeny 55's have basically the same motor minus the supercharger and don't we "have" a hard top convertable?

Yeah, I know there is no comparison, but its a huge step from $71K to $500K!

Even if I spend money for the entire Kleeman kit we are still way short of a half million bucks!!!

Just proves what a bargain the SLK 55's really are!!
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Oh man, I hope you have more pics. That is one sweet looking ride.


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Yeah, I know there is no comparison, but its a huge step from $71K to $500K!
You're missing the point. Cars like this are the perfect tool for showing the world that the owner has more money than anyone can spend on things that have tangible value.
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You're missing the point. Cars like this are the perfect tool for showing the world that the owner has more money than anyone can spend on things that have tangible value.
I concur....
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That is one good looking ride --- if I had the resources it and many others would be in my stable.
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Zeiser merci beacoup, I love the last shot.

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Yeah, when you're a multi multi millionaire or billionaire, what's 500k to drive something that sweet looking? Who cares if it's the fastest car on the planet or not, it looks like a *damp* dream!
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i will try to take more pict today.

Mo, as it is 2 days specially for journalist (yesterday and today), there is not so much people.

If you need special picts, feel free to ask them (i will be connected at noon , french time) and will take picts this afternoon.
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I don't know about the rest of the world, but here in the US the SLR is sold only in convertible form. And I read in a car mag that even the convertible will stop selling here soon. Instead (or so I read) we will get the SL 65 AMG Black series with twin turbo V12 and hp and torque similar to the SLR -- at about half the price.
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The SL65 BS is better value for the money than the SLR,

V12
More Torque, top end
much more limited

however with that amount an LP640 or a 599 seems like a better buy, i am assuming that they feel more delicate, precise and connected to the road a very exclusive feel to it.

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I don't know about the rest of the world, but here in the US the SLR is sold only in convertible form. And I read in a car mag that even the convertible will stop selling here soon. Instead (or so I read) we will get the SL 65 AMG Black series with twin turbo V12 and hp and torque similar to the SLR -- at about half the price.
You can still find a couple new hardtops being sold at the dealerships, but the 'market adjustment' is still going up.


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"Market adjustment" is just another term for "rip off". There is a used SLR coupe at my dealer's which is not even "cherry" with a lot of "rip off" on the sticker. I think I'll pass!
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"Market adjustment" is just another term for "rip off". There is a used SLR coupe at my dealer's which is not even "cherry" with a lot of "rip off" on the sticker. I think I'll pass!
LOL...i agree.


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The SLR is a lovely car BUT If i was in that league i'd definitely be agreeing with alroumi and going Lambo / Porsche or Ferrari.

Then again if you're wanting speed just do a Kleeman mod...
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