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…Your G55 is slow?

Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG SLR McLaren

On the outside, it might look like any other Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG, but open the hood and it’s anything but, because this beast is powered by the 720 hp 5.5L supercharged V8 out of an SLR McLaren.

0 to 60 in just 4.2 seconds while driving a toaster?

Yes please.

[Via: Autoblog]

…Brabus is making a monster?

Brabus Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Roadster

If the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Roadster just doesn’t do it for you, then maybe you need to check out the Brabus edition. (Or get a better sense of what does it for you.)

Featuring a new front spoiler made of exposed carbon fiber, a carbon fiber rear diffuser, 20 inch Brabus Monoblock VI wheels, special camshafts, a fuel cooling system, high-performance exhaust (the car is now up to 650hp from the supercharged V8) and a clutch-type limited-slip differential, the roadster will now get to 62 mph in just 3.6 seconds, with a new top speed of 209 mph.

Inside, there’s now custom leather trim, a flat-bottom sports steering wheel with integrated buttons for shifting gears, and carbon fiber trim for the dashboard, center console, and door.

Need more?

That’s just too damn bad, because it might not be possible.

[Brabus]

[Via: Motor Authority]

[Images Via: Serious Wheels]

…The RENNtech/Aixro XR50 is a quick kart?

RENNtech/Aixro XR50

RENNtech is known for making Benzmobiles go like rocketships, and the Mercedes-McLaren SLR 722 GT makes 671 horsepower, but for true speed, you need to check out the RENNtech/Aixro XR50, a kart with a 50 horsepower rotary engine that weighs little more than the driver itself.

Featuring body mods that mimic its bigger brother, the XR50, which sits just inches off the ground, is probably one of the most fun (and most scary) means of four-wheel transportation ever created.

Just remember: Keep it rubber side down.

[Via: Carscoop]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Mercedes-McLaren SLR 722 GT?

Mercedes-McLaren SLR 722 GT

Refusing to leave well enough alone, Mercedes-McLaren have taken their SLR supercar and turned it into a club-racing monster, called the SLR 722 GT.

Developed in conjunction with British motorsports company RML Group, and designed for the handful of very rich drivers who can afford to pony up the one million pounds it takes to get behind the wheel of one of the 21 being made, the 722 GT features modifications to the suspension, braking, aerodynamics, interior and exhaust of a normal SLR. In total, more than 400 components have been either replaced or redesigned.

Power comes in the form of a supercharged AMG 5.5L V8 that is rated at 671 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque.

Eye appeal upgrades include a new front apron with front splitter, wide wings, prominent side skirts, a rear diffuser, and an airplane sized wing on the back.

Now, you’ve just got to track down one of those Ferrari FXX Evoluzione owners and challenge him to a race.

Ahh, the life of the rich.

[Via: Motor Authority]

…It’s Movie Monday: The Illusive?

The Illusive

Though I doubt the world of the automotive spy photographer is anything near as glamorous as how it’s portrayed in “The Illusive”, it sure is a neat way to debut a new ride.

The film, which features the new SLR Roadster (among other Mercedes offerings), the Apple iPhone, and a Canon camera (“ideal brand partners are brought together and acquired for each film individually”), follows a freelance photog as he attempts to get the exclusive shot, and the illusive girl.

    A closed-off racecourse in northern France. A high-class German carmaker is holding a hush-hush photo shoot for its hypercharged baby. No one outside of the company has ever seen the secret new roadster.

It’s a very entertaining film, if a bit short, and does a great job of advertising for the product without coming off as a blatant product advertisement.

If only all ads were as subtle.

[The Illusive]

[Via: Motor Authority]