The Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Gets a Vibrant New Skin from CUT48January 31, 2013 • By Ryan Konko
Slipping into something a little more comfortable.
The MIGHTY Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR is just one of those exotics that will always be a contender in the super car game, no matter how many years removed it becomes. It’s an icon of British and German engineering that cost about a half-million dollars. Now, that’s not a car that you want to scratch the paint on, so when you’re feeling like it needs a new look, you go ahead and pay for a foil wrap to be professionally installed.
That’s exactly what the team at CUT48 did with a Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR. Oh, and they dialed up the power on it as well with some help from edo competition. The original silver paint is hidden beneath a carefully-installed foil wrap sporting a vibrant blue and gloss black. Many of the super car’s highlights such as the vents along each fender, hood vents, front and rear aerodynamics, and side mirrors were given the gloss black finish to contrast the base blue foil and give the SLR a bit of an edge.
The next logical step (as with any sports car) was to bring the power! To accomplish this, the folks at edo competition were brought in and worked their magic on the hand-built 5.4-liter supercharged V-8. New sports air filters were installed, the intake manifold was modified and the supercharger was tinkered with to suck in air at an alarming rate and produce even more boost. The exhaust manifold was modified and mated to a new stainless steel exhaust system with sport catalytic converters to reduce backpressure and erupt in a fierce sound. The final touch was an ECU software tune and voila! A total of 722 horsepower and 656 lb-ft. of torque were on tap to allow for a 0-124 mph time of less than 10 seconds and a top speed that’s electronically limited to 214 mph (345 km/h).
All of that fun stuff is available for not just this Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR owner, but for all owners of that super car and other sports cars out there. The foil wrap for the car will set you back 4,350 Euros, which is pocket change if you have an SLR in your driveway.
CUT48 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Specifications
Displacement: 5.4 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Maximum Horsepower: 722
Maximum Torque: 656 lb-ft./890 Nm
-New air intakes
-Modified intake and exhaust manifolds
-Stainless steel exhaust with sport catalytic converters
Acceleration 0-124 mph: Under 10 seconds
Top Speed: 214 mph/345 km/h (electronically limited)
-CUT48 foil wrap in blue and glossy black
CUT48 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Gallery