Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Edition Gets Driven by Piston Heads

As most of you (hopefully) know, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren has been out of production for about three years now, with the last 75 units being of the rather special Stirling Moss Edition.
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Special Operations Edition 1 photo
Photo: Piston Heads
About a year after the production ended, McLaren announced that their Special Operations division will make up to 25 special editions/conversions of existing SLRs.

So far, only about 9 or 10 have been made, with one of them being driven by the lucky chaps at Piston Heads, who were also kind enough to give us their review of the very special car.

While technically it is an “old” SLR McLaren with some new life infused on it from the McLaren Special Operations engineers, the way it looks, sounds and drives is apparently so different that it could be called an entirely new model.

Here are the mods made to the car driven by the Piston Heads folks:
  • SLR Edition package details (as quoted by McLaren):
  • 50kg weight saving
  • 20 per cent increase in downforce
  • Revised Styling
  • Optimised airbrake calibration to take advantage of increased downforce
  • Optimised underbody with larger carbon rear diffuser for more effective airflow
  • Lightweight carbon side panels
  • 722 GT inspired wheel arch and topshell vents
  • Handling Package with new suspension and steering upgrades
  • Ceramic Coated Lightweight Sports Exhaust
  • McLaren Edition Branding with unique chassis number
  • Carbon Fibre wing mirrors
  • Carbon Fibre Branded Sill Panels
  • 722 S Wheels
  • 722 Light Package
  • Visual Carbon front Splitter
  • Historic Orange Brake Callipers with McLaren Branding
  • Seat Comfort Package with bespoke trim
  • Interior re-trim with perforated Orange Leather detailing
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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