Giving the 722 Edition a new meaning.
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is a shining example of British and German engineering. The 722 Edition is even more so, getting its name from the 7:22 am start time of the 1955 Mille Miglia, in which British drivers Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson drove their Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR to victory. This “722” by edo competition Motorsport has added a new meaning – 722 horsepower!
The “Black Arrow” nickname was given to this SLR 722 because it is “Black as night and fast as an arrow…” The exterior is covered in a new coat of flat black paint contrasted by red “722” decals on the doors and hood. Red striping is also found streaming back from the headlights and from the fender vents. Rounding off the exterior looks is a set of black 21-inch multi-piece edo competition race wheels wearing Hankook Ventus S1 Evo high-performance tires.
But there’s more to this edo SLR Black Arrow than a matte paintjob and race wheels. That notorious “722” name now also refers to the amount of horsepower packed under the hood. To start, the supercharger that force feeds the 5.4-liter V-8 has been modified with a new drive ratio. New exhaust headers, high-performance catalytic converters, stainless steel exhaust, air filters, and a revised intake system were installed to reduce backpressure and improve responsiveness. Engineers used a dynometer to retune the ECU with new mapping, resulting in a total of 722 horsepower at 7,100 RPM and 656 lb-ft. (890 Nm) of torque.
The added power helps launch the SLR McLaren like a “Black Arrow.” The 62 mph sprint takes just 3.4 seconds, while 186 mph is broken in only 24.5 seconds. The top speed has also increased to an electronically limited 214 mph.
edo competition Motorsports also developed a new interior package for the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. New bucket seats have been fitted and are furnished in a soft combination of leather and alcantara. The new steering wheel also features new paddle shifters for a sportier driving experience, while the dashboard, center console, and door panels are equipped with new carbon fiber trim pieces. edo competition has also installed a new custom sound system with iPod integration, and a center console-mounted screen that features a rear-view camera system. Occupants can also watch TV on the screen, and yes, that is Dragon Ball Z on the TV system in our gallery.
Pricing for the edo competition Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Black Arrow package and individual accessories have not been released. All upgrades and modifications are performed at the edo competition Motorsports GmbH headquarters in Ahlen, Germany.
edo competition Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Black Arrow Specifications
Displacement: 5.4 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Maximum Horsepower: 722 at 7,100 RPM
Maximum Torque: 656 lb-ft. (890 Nm)
-Modified supercharger drive ratio
-Stainless steel exhaust with high-performance catalytic converters
-Revised intake system
-New air filters
Type: AMG SPEEDSHIFT R 5-speed automatic
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 3.4 seconds
Acceleration 0-186 mph: 24.5 mph
Top Speed: 214 mph (345 km/h) electronically-limited
-Flat black paint
-Red “722” decals
-21-inch multi-piece race wheels with Hankook Ventus S1 Evo high-performance tires
-Bucket seats with leather and alcantara combination
-Carbon fiber center console trim
-Carbon fiber door trim
-Carbon fiber dashboard trim
-New steering wheel with paddle shifters
-Custom sound system with iPod integration
-Video console with TV, backup camera, and phone
edo competition Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Black Arrow Gallery
[Source: edo competition Motorsport GmbH]
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