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2005 Brabus SLR McLaren

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is one of the world’s most fascinating sports cars. The best Mercedes is just good enough for Brabus, and their engineers have developed an exclusive sport program. It lets owners of the SLR further individualize their vehicles.

Brabus equips the SLR with a special self-locking differential. Its 40 percent locking rate further optimizes the supercar’s traction and thus further improves acceleration.

In Brabus Racing version with performance-improving fuel cooling, custom camshafts and an open racing exhausts system maximum power output of the supercharged V8 engine increases to 660 hp / 486 kW at 6,500 rpm. The exhaust system is not certified for use on public roads. Thus equipped the SLR storms to 100 km/h from rest in just 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of up to 340 km/h.

Brabus further offers professional modifications to body, suspension and interior that further amplify the sports talents of the SLR.

For further improved directional stability at high speeds the Brabus designers developed a new spoiler for the front air dam. The exposed-carbon aerodynamic-enhancement part reduces lift on the front axle and adds another shot of racing looks. The rear diffuser is also made from exposed carbon.

The multi-piece Brabus Monoblock VI 20-inch light-alloy wheels with six double spokes command immediate attention. The fully polished wheels in size 9.5Jx20 in front and in size 11.5Jx20 on the rear axle fill out the available space below the wheel arches perfectly.

Brabus chose high-performance tires in sizes 255/30 ZR 20 and 305/25 ZR 20 as the optimal solution. The conversion to the BRABUS 20-inch tire/wheel combination gives the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren even more dynamic handling prowess.

Brabus also adds new sporty and exclusive highlights in the interior. The company-own upholstery shop created a Brabus interior from an exclusive black and red combination of leather and Alcantara, perfectly crafted down to the last detail. The waffle-design stitching of the SLR leather floor is especially elaborate and it alone uses 7,800 meters of the finest thread.

For easier entering and exiting Brabus manufactured a custom Brabus sport steering wheel with an ergonomically shaped rim that is flat on the bottom. For manual shifting of the SLR’s automatic transmission the Brabus steering wheel features buttons integrated into the spokes.

The Brabus interior designers developed precise-fit applications for dashboard, center console and door panels, all made from exposed carbon. They extend the Brabus exterior carbon look into the interior.

The Brabus SLR sells for 600,000 Euros (790 000 USD). Included in the price is the SLR’s air-freight shipment to anywhere in the world.

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In Detail

price $ $790 000 USD
engine 90 Degree AMG V8 w/Dry Sump
position Front-Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Screw-Type Compressor w/Two Charge-Air Coolers
valvetrain SOHC, 3 Valves per Cyl
displacement 5439 cc / 331.9 in³
bore 97 mm / 3.82 in
stroke 92 mm / 3.62 in
compression 8.8:1
power 466.8 kw / 626 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output 115.09 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 354.07 bhp per tonne
torque 780 nm / 575.3 ft lbs @ 3250-5000 rpm
body / frame Carbon Fibre & Compsite Body & Chassis
front tires 245/40 ZR 18
rear tires 295/35 ZR 18
front brakes Internally Vented Carbon Discs w/8-Piston Calipers, ESP, SBC
f brake size x 370 mm / x 14.6 in
rear brakes Solid Carbon Discs w/4-Piston Calipers, ESP, SBC
r brake size x 360 mm / x 14.2 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 22.9 cm / 18 x 9 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 29.2 cm / 18 x 11.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Doube wishbones
curb weight 1768 kg / 3898 lbs
wheelbase 2700 mm / 106.3 in
front track 1638 mm / 64.5 in
rear track 1569 mm / 61.8 in
length 4656 mm / 183.3 in
width 1908 mm / 75.1 in
height 1261 mm / 49.6 in
transmission 5-Speed Auto w/Speedshift System
gear ratios 3.56:1, 2.19:1, 1.41:1, 1.00:1, 0.831:1, :1
top speed ~334 kph / 207.5 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.7 seconds