As a joint development project between McLaren Automotive and Mercedes-Benz, the Mercedes-Benz SLR-Class available in Fife was meant to be an Anglo-German supercar with limited production of around 3,500 over a span of seven years so that having it would be a sign of prestige and glamour. The SLR standing for ‘Sport, Leicht, Rennsport’ (Sport, Light, and Racing) is one of the world’s most coveted supercars, epitomizing Formula 1 technology, AMG styled performance.

If one has a craving for the best of German and English automotive engineering, you got yourself a bargain in the Mercedes-Benz SLR-Class Available in Fife. It has an interior that oozes the essence of sportiness; such as the body-contoured carbon fiber sport seats, sport steering wheel with fingertip shift controls, starter button that glows red when the key is inserted, Matte chrome instrument panel for speed, tachometer, temperature and fuel levels. Most of all, nothing lays out plush luxury as the premium leather on instrument panels, console, doors, armrests, and rear cabin panels. The most attention seeker in the SLR is the Half-scissor, half-gullwing doors, they are bound to encourage staring.

Nothing ever prepares you for the exhilarating driving in the Mercedes-Benz SLR-Class Available in Fife. Once the key is inserted, it jerks an amazing power-train to life. The enormous hand-built supercharged 5.4-liter V8 (which is mounted behind the front wheels for optimal weight distribution) powers the rear-wheel-drive the Mercedes-Benz SLR with an astounding 617 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 575 lb-ft of torque at 3,200 rpm – 5,000 rpm. A widely spaced five-speed automatic transmission translates the engine’s brutal power into motion. Multi-functional steering-wheel has buttons mounted on it to enable the driver to shift manually. A succinct 3.8 seconds is all it needs for this supercar to rocket from 0 to 60 mph, and the top speed for the SLR is a Formula 1-worthy speed of 206 mph. Powerful carbon ceramic brakes and a rear air brake help to bring this beast from 62 mph to a halt in a respectable 114 feet. EPA estimates comes in at 12 mpg city/16 mpg highway and 13 mpg combined.

The construction of The Mercedes-Benz SLR-Class Available in Fife promises a very high level of occupant safety. The body shell and chassis are made entirely from high-strength carbon fiber composites which are extremely light yet strong; these make up a large portion of the car’s structure. Steel-reinforced pillars and fixed rollover bars are incorporated to protect the driver and passenger in the event of a rollover. Other safety components include airbags, knee airbags, Mercedes’ TeleAid Telematics scheme, stability control, traction control and anti-lock brakes with brake assist.

15 Oct 2013

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