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wheelsandmore McLaren Mercedes SLR 707 Edition

707 Anglo-German ponies.

The collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and McLaren brought us a Grand Touring supercar that will go down in history as a classic. The Mercedes McLaren SLR was once one of the most expensive and exclusive cars in the world, fetching high six-figure prices. The luxury car tuners at wheelsandmore have taken one customer’s SLR to the next level of performance with a powerful McLaren tuning program.

Nicknamed the “SLR 707 Edition” for its total output, the wheelsandmore SLR guarantees that the GT keeps up with the modern supercars of today. With a stock 617 horsepower and 580 lb-ft. of torque, the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR is by no means a slouch. But, with the ultra-high performance cars of today reaching 60 mph in the low three-second range and breaking 200 mph without a sweat, the SLR is becoming technologically trumped. So, wheelsandmore tuned the 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 with a remapped ECU and larger supercharger pulley. The new upgrades push output to 707 horses and 675 lb-ft. of torque, sending the SLR to 62 mph in just 3.5 seconds.

Although the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is a Grand Tourer, it is still a supercar, which is why wheelsandmore focused on upgrading the suspension, wheels, and tires to handle the added performance. Working alongside the suspension specialists at KW Automotive, new race-approved coilovers with aluminum alloy damper housings, and adjustable rebound and compression were developed and installed for more dynamic handling properties. New lightweight wheelsandmore 6Sporz² 9 x 20 front and 11.5 x 20 rear wheels were installed. The wheels feature a carbon fiber-look outer rim with red highlights and are fitted with 255/30/20 and 305/25/20 Dunlop Sportmaxx tires.

Inside, the SLR was outfitted with a carbon fiber center console and AMG steering wheel shift paddles as specified by the customer.

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 707 Edition by wheelsandmore was a special customer build. wheelsandmore does offer custom SLR upgrades for owners of the supercar. Pricing has not been released.

wheelsandmore Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 707 Edition Specifications

Displacement: 5.4 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Aspiration: Supercharged
Maximum Horsepower: 707
Maximum Torque: 675 lb-ft. (915 Nm)
-Retuned ECU
-Larger supercharger pulley

Type: Five-speed automatic
Drive: Rear-wheel

Acceleration 0-62 mph: 3.5 seconds

Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: 6Sporz² lightweight multi-piece with carbon fiber outer rim and red highlights
Front Wheels: 9.0 x 20
Rear Wheels: 11.5 x 20
Tires: Dunlop Sportmaxx
Front Tires: 255/30/20
Rear Tires: 305/25/20
Suspension: KW Automotive aluminum coilover with adjustable compression and rebound

-Carbon fiber AMG steering wheel and shift paddles
-Carbon fiber center console

wheelsandmore Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 707 Edition Gallery

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Do you think the wheelsandmore Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 707 Edition can still compete with modern supercars? Leave a comment and let us know!


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