Ex-Michael Jordan Mercedes SLR McLaren has low mileage, high price

uk.info@motor1.com (Anthony Alaniz)
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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

It has an asking price of $695,750.

The road to 1,000-plus-bhp hypercars is lined with forgotten supercars that helped paved the way. One is the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, an automotive time capsule to when Mercedes owned a portion of McLaren, the two collaborating on the very rare supercar. Production started in 2003 and ended in 2010, and along with way, Mercedes offered a hotter 722 Edition model with more power. One example, once owned by Michael Jordan, is for sale.

Crave Luxury Auto is selling the rare ride, a 2007 model, for $695,750 (approx. £510,000). That’s steep, though Mercedes never produced a lot of SLRs. Over its seven-year production run, the company only churned out 2,157 examples, including the special editions. Tack on Jordan’s ownership – though the ad doesn’t specify the details – and the 722 Edition upgrades and the pricey six-figure tag appears reasonable. The sleek silver Mercedes has just 1,038 miles (1,670 kilometres) on the odometer, too, adding some legitimacy to the asking price.

The 722 Edition SLR differed from the regular one in the engine department. Mercedes gave the 722 Edition, a tribute to Sterling Moss and Dennis Jenkinson’s 1955 Mille Miglia win, a slight power boost. The supercharged 5.4-litre made 617 bhp (460 kilowatts) and 575 pound-feet (780 Newton-metres) of torque in the regular version, though the 722 produced a bit more – 641 bhp (478 kW) and 605 lb-ft (820 Nm) of torque, which was a lot in the 2000s. The upgrade came with badging, upgraded suspension, bigger brakes, and other performance tweaks.

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While the photos aren’t the greatest, the car still looks superb. The long bonnet, vented wings/fenders, side-exit exhaust, and bulbous greenhouse are timeless, and the performance under the bonnet is still plentiful. The supercar should rocket to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometres per hour) in about 3.6 seconds, hitting 124 mph (200 kph) in a stunning 10.2 seconds. The 722 Edition also had a higher top speed than the regular SLR at 209 mph (337 kph).

Source: Crave Luxury Auto