Besides â€˜Wowâ€™, Iâ€™m having trouble finding words to describe the new McLaren SLR Stirling Moss car that was just announced by Mercedes-Benz.
The car takes the standard SRL chassis, wraps it in a full carbon fiber bodywork, and then transplants in the 650 hp supercharged 5.5-liger V8 and five-speed transmission from the SLR 722.
Thereâ€™s no roof or windscreen, but throw a pair of driving goggles on and you can pretend like youâ€™re driving in the early 1900s. Until of course you test out the specs and find yourself getting to 62 mph in just 3.5 seconds on your way to a top speed of 217 mph of course!
Other features include the drop-dead sexy side exhaust, â€œSwing-Wingâ€ doors, a retractable air brake that can be manually operated, and a two-piece tonneau cover that covers the whole cockpit, or just the passenger seat if youâ€™re flying solo.
With just 75 of the Stirling Moss being produced, and with a price tag of over a million dollars, itâ€™s definitely sending the SLR out with a bang, and I doubt theyâ€™ll have any trouble selling the cars despite an economy thatâ€™s dropping faster than the SLRâ€™s laptimes. (Plus, itâ€™s designed to be â€œa very special thank you to the most loyal of SLR customers, for they are the only ones able to acquire a Stirling Mossâ€, so youâ€™ve already got to have a $400,000 car in your garage to begin with before even being considered!)