2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 'Stirling Moss'   Chassis no. WDD 199 976 M90 003 2 Engine no. 155980

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2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 'Stirling Moss'
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2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 'Stirling Moss'   Chassis no. WDD 199 976 M90 003 2 Engine no. 155980 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 'Stirling Moss'   Chassis no. WDD 199 976 M90 003 2 Engine no. 155980 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 'Stirling Moss'   Chassis no. WDD 199 976 M90 003 2 Engine no. 155980 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 'Stirling Moss'   Chassis no. WDD 199 976 M90 003 2 Engine no. 155980 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 'Stirling Moss'   Chassis no. WDD 199 976 M90 003 2 Engine no. 155980 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 'Stirling Moss'   Chassis no. WDD 199 976 M90 003 2 Engine no. 155980 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 'Stirling Moss'   Chassis no. WDD 199 976 M90 003 2 Engine no. 155980 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 'Stirling Moss'   Chassis no. WDD 199 976 M90 003 2 Engine no. 155980 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 'Stirling Moss'   Chassis no. WDD 199 976 M90 003 2 Engine no. 155980 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 'Stirling Moss'   Chassis no. WDD 199 976 M90 003 2 Engine no. 155980 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 'Stirling Moss'   Chassis no. WDD 199 976 M90 003 2 Engine no. 155980
2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 'Stirling Moss'
Chassis no. WDD 199 976 M90 003 2
Engine no. 155980
•One of only 75 made
•Bought directly from McLaren
•One owner from new
•Registered in Switzerland

'The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren revives the glorious tradition of the SLR and marks the reawakening of Mercedes-Benz's passion for super sports cars. It is a passion which can be traced way back through automotive history and which was demonstrated with the Uhlenhaut Coupé. A contemporary interpretation of stylistic elements lifted from the original SLR and design details taken from the 2003 Formula 1 Silver Arrows allows the 21st-Century SLR to form a bridge between the past and the future, bringing cutting-edge motorsport technology to the road, just as the inspirational SLR Coupé did in 1955.' - Daimler Chrysler.

Their new supercar allowed Mercedes-Benz and its then Formula 1 partner, McLaren to showcase their collective experience in the development, construction and production of high-performance sports cars and, just like its legendary 300 SLR predecessor of 1955, incorporated technological developments which were ahead of their time. Yet the term 'supercar' does not do full justice to the SLR, which, its peerless performance notwithstanding, is a luxurious and finely engineered Gran Turismo in the best traditions of Mercedes-Benz.

The heart of any car is its engine, and that of the SLR McLaren is truly outstanding. Produced at Mercedes-Benz's AMG performance division, where each unit was the responsibility of one engineer who carried out the entire assembly process, it is a 5.5-litre, 24-valve, supercharged V8 producing 617bhp, making it one of the most powerful engines ever found in a series-produced road-going sports car. Impressive though this peak horsepower figure is, it is the torque produced by this state-of-the-art 'blown' motor that is its most remarkable feature. The torque curve is almost flat: there is already 440lb/ft by 1,500 rpm and well over 500lb/ft between 3,000 and 5,000 revs. As Car & Driver magazine observed: 'This lends mind-boggling elasticity to the SLR, with passing performance that has to be felt to be appreciated.'

In the interests of maximum fuel efficiency, the screw-type compressor is controlled by the engine management system, which is sensitive to engine speed and load, and is only activated - albeit instantaneously - when the driver floors the accelerator. Needless to say, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren delivers performance figures which even today are among the best in its class, taking just 3.8 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100km/h (62mph), it passes the 200km/h (125mph) mark after 10.6 seconds and from a standing start takes just 28.8 seconds to reach 300km/h (186mph). The two-seater has a top speed of 334km/h (207 mph).

A front-engined layout was chosen for the SLR in the interests of optimum weight distribution, handling dynamics and braking stability, the motor's dry-sump lubrication system - more commonly found in competition cars - enabling it to be mounted lower in the chassis. The five-speed automatic transmission, already used in several high-performance Mercedes-Benz models, was specially optimised for very high torque and also offers the driver the option of choosing between different shift characteristics using the Speedshift system.

Extending the long-term technological collaboration that Mercedes-Benz and McLaren had enjoyed in Formula 1, the SLR's carbon fibre composite monocoque body/chassis structure was produced in the latter's all-new facility in Woking, England. Carbon fibre has been used for decades in the aeronautical industry and in the construction of Formula 1 cars, but is comparatively rare in series-produced road cars because of the expense involved in manufacturing composite structures by hand. Using several patented innovations, Mercedes-Benz and McLaren were able to bring a measure of automation to the carbon fibre manufacturing process, enabling the material's benefits of low weight, exemplary rigidity and strength, corrosion resistance and significantly higher energy absorption in the event of an impact, to be offered in the SLR. Its designer Gordon Murray, the man responsible for the McLaren F1 sports car, considered the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren the safest supercar to date.
This philosophy of weight saving was extended to the design of the suspension. Clearly showing its Formula 1 parentage, the latter is by means of double wishbones all round, forged in aluminium, as are the hub carriers. The anti-roll bar is positioned above the front suspension and - as in Formula 1 - is controlled via rocker arms. A relatively long wheelbase (at 2,700mm) also contributes to the SLR's exemplary handling and directional stability, while the wide track, combined with the low centre of gravity, allows high cornering speeds.

The power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering is speed sensitive, while the SLR's Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC) and Electronic Stability Program (ESP) enable its sporting nature to shine through while maintaining the usual safety standards, achieving an ideal compromise between outstanding dynamic handling and exemplary directional stability. The pioneering use of composite technology has also been extended to the brake discs, which are manufactured from a fibre-reinforced ceramic material capable of withstanding extremely high temperatures and offering a level of fade resistance hitherto unattainable in series-produced road cars. Topping off this technological tour de force is the electronically controlled rear spoiler, which rises to an angle of 65 degrees when the driver brakes heavily, boosting the braking effect by increasing aerodynamic drag and lending the SLR outstanding stability when braking from high speeds. The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was manufactured from 2003 to 2010, by which time only 1,789 had been completed, a figure way below the manufacturer's expectations.

Inevitably, there was a succession of limited edition models, the 'Stirling Moss' being the last built under the Mercedes-Benz/McLaren partnership. Styled by the Korean designer Yoon Il-hun and clearly inspired by the original SLR sports-racer of 1955, the Stirling Moss speedster was introduced at the North American International Auto Show in 2009. Its makers proudly declared: 'This extreme concept makes the new high-performance sports car a legitimate bearer of the name of the British motor racing legend and Mille Miglia record-holder Stirling Moss, who drove the legendary Mercedes-Benz SLR racing cars from victory to victory during the 1950s.'

Lacking both a roof and windscreen, the Stirling Moss was approximately 200kg lighter than the regular SLR, and with 640bhp available from the supercharged V8 engine, could accelerate to 100km/h in under 3.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 350km/h (220mph). Production began in June 2009 and all 75 cars had been completed by December 2009. They were available only to existing SLR owners. 'Not only does this exclusive vehicle represent the conclusion of the current SLR family,' declared Mercedes-Benz, 'it also serves as a very special thank you to the most loyal of SLR customers, for they are the only ones able to acquire a Stirling Moss.'

Bought directly from McLaren and first registered on 26th October 2009, this Stirling Moss has had only one owner from new and has covered a certified 7,200 kilometres since delivery. Accident-free and undamaged, this ultra-exclusive supercar is presented in effectively 'as new' condition and comes with a Swiss Carte Grise.

Please note this motor car is subject to an import tax rate of 19% should it remain in the EU.

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 'Stirling Moss'
Fahrgestell-Nr. WDD 199 976 M90 003 2
Motor-Nr. 155980

•One of only 75 made
•Bought directly from McLaren
•One owner from new
•Registered in Switzerland

Der neue Supersportwagen erlaubte Mercedes-Benz und seinem damaligen Partner in der Formel 1 McLaren zu zeigen, was mit ihrer gemeinsamen Erfahrung in der Entwicklung, Konstruktion und Produktion eines Hochleistungssportwagens möglich ist. Wie bereits der legendäre Vorgänger in Gestalt des 300 SLR im Jahre 1955, kombinierte der SLR technische Entwicklungen, die ihrer Zeit weit voraus waren. Dennoch trifft der Begriff Supersportwagen nicht ganz zu, da er trotz seiner atemberaubenden Fahrleistungen doch ein luxuriöser, feinstens konstruierter Gran Turismo in der besten Mercedes-Benz Tradition ist.

Das Herz eines jeden Autos ist der Motor, und der des SLR McLaren ist wahrhaftig herausragend. Das in der Mercedes-Benz eigenen Hochleistungsabteilung AMG gebaute Triebwerk ist ein 5.5 Liter groβer V8 mit 24 Ventilen und Kompressor, der 617 PS leistet und damit zu den stärksten, jemals in einem Seriensportwagen eingesetzten Motoren zählt. So beeindruckend diese Motorleistung auch sein mag, sie wird noch vom Drehmoment des Kompressormotors übertroffen. Die Drehmomentkurve ist nahezu flach: bereits bei 1,500 U/min liegen 600 Nm an, die bis zu 780 Nm bei nur 3,250 U/min ansteigen. Wie die Zeitschrift Car & Driver berichtete: ,,Dies sorgt für eine irrsinnige Elastizität des SLR, mit einem Überholvermögen, dass man am eigenen Leib erlebt haben muss."

Um den Benzinverbrauch in Grenzen zu halten, wird der Kompressor vom Motor-Management-System kontrolliert und nur bei Kickdown aktiviert. Die Fahrleistungen gehören zu den besten in dieser Kategorie und sprechen für sich: 0 auf 100 km/h ist in 3,8 Sekunden möglich, 200 km/h werden nach 10,6 Sekunden erreicht und aus dem Stand benötigt der SLR lediglich 28,8 Sekunden, um auf 300 km/h zu kommen. Die Höchstgeschwindigkeit des Zweisitzers liegt bei 334 km/h.

Um eine optimale Gewichtsverteilung bei bester Fahrdynamik und Bremsstabilität zu erreichen, hatten sich die Ingenieure für ein konventionelles Layout mit einem Frontmotor entschieden; die Trockensumpfschmierung erlaubte es, den Motor tiefer im Fahrgestell zu montieren. Das Fünfgang-Automatikgetriebe wurde in Hinsicht auf das enorme Drehmoment optimiert und bietet dem Fahrer dank des Speedshift-Systems die Wahl zwischen verschiedenen Fahrprogrammen.

Als Resultat der langjährigen Zusammenarbeit zwischen Mercedes-Benz und McLaren in der Formel 1 wurde das Kohlefaserverbund-Chassis und die -Karrosserie in McLaren's neuer Fabrik in Woking/England hergestellt. Die Verwandschaft zur Formel 1 ist offensichtlich: Das Fahrwerk besteht aus einer Doppelgelenk-Federbein-Vorder- und Hinterachse, die Servolenkung arbeitet geschwindigkeitsabhängig, während das SBC (Sensotronic Brake Control) und das ESP es auch dem Durchschnittsfahrer erlauben, sicher unterwegs zu sein. Der innovative Einsatz von Verbundwerkstoffen hörte auch bei den Bremsen nicht auf, die aus einem faserverstärkten Keramikmaterial bestehen und sich durch extreme Temperaturbeständigkeit sowie einer vorher in Serienfahrzeugen nicht dagewesenen Standfestigkeit auszeichnen. Die Krönung dieser technologischen tour de force ist der elektronisch geregelte Heckspoiler, der sich bei einer starken Bremsung im Winkel von 65° aufstellt und damit nicht nur den Bremseffekt verstärkt, sondern auch für eine auβergewöhnliche Spurstabilität bei Bremsungen aus hoher Geschwindigkeit sorgt.

Der Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren wurde von 2003 bis 2010 in insgesamt 1.789 Exemplaren gebaut und blieb damit deutlich hinter den Erwartungen des Herstellers zurück.

Wie nicht anders zu erwarten, gab es auch eine Folge von limitierten Sondermodellen, und der "Stirling Moss" war davon das letzte unter der Ägide von Mercedes-Benz/McLaren gebaute. Er war von dem koreanischen Designer Yoon Il-hun entworfen worden, der sich stark von dem originalen SLR Sportwagen aus dem Jahre 1955 inspirieren ließ. Auf der North American International Auto Show 2009 präsentiert, erklärte der Hersteller stolz: ,,Das extreme Konzept erlaubt es diesem neuen Hochleistungssportwagen den Namen der britischen Motorsportlegende und des Mille-Miglia Rekordfahrers Stirling Moss zu tragen, der die legendären Mercedes-Benz SLR Rennsportwagen in den fünfziger Jahren von Sieg zu Sieg lenkte."

Weder mit einem Dach noch mit einer Windschutzscheibe versehen, war der Stirling Moss etwa 200 kg leichter als der reguläre SLR. Mit 640 PS aus dem kompressorbestückten V8-Zylinder beschleunigte der Wagen in 3.5 Sekunden von 0 auf 100 km/h und konnte eine Höchstgeschwindigkeit von 350 km/h erreichen. Die Produktion begann im Juni 2009 und bereits im Dezember des gleichen Jahres waren alle 75 Exemplare fertiggestellt. Sie konnten nur von bereits bestehenden SLR Besitzern erworben werden. Dieses Modell wurde direkt von McLaren gekauft und am 26. Oktober 2009 erstmals zugelassen. Aus dem Erstbesitz stammend hat dieser Stirling Moss nur 7.200 garantierte Kilometer zurückgelegt und wird unfallfrei und unbeschädigt nahezu im Neuzustand mit Schweizer Zulassung angeboten.

Bitte beachten Sie, dass dieses Los der Importsteuer von 19% unterliegt, sollte das Fahrzeug in der EU verbleiben.

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