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Mercedes SLR

Mercedes slr

In some states, aftermarket trailer brakes are required. I know a lot of people find this car ugly, but I've always found it exotic. Values dropped, and then they dropped some more. Subscribe for more awesome Top Gear videos: Top Gear YouTube channel: TopGear. I've driven a lot of fast cars that feel frenetic and energized. Hit 100 mph in this thing and it feels like it's barely broken a sweat. I will never forget the automotive situation in the mid-2000s: I was in my teens, I was just starting to drive, and , and rolled out three of the single coolest cars that had ever existed: the , the and the.

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McLaren SLR Review

Mercedes slr

At the time, I loved all three supercars equally, much in the same way that today's teenagers surely love the , the McLaren P1 and the. And it occurred just as I was reaching my peak of teenage car interest. We just knew that all three of those cars were very, very cool. Instead, it's at home doing incredibly high speeds on incredibly fast roads -- and it's very good at that. The market has not agreed with us. But this thing is still a highly exotic supercar, with highly exotic construction and a highly exotic look -- and it's one of the most brutally fast vehicles I've ever encountered. In common with Formula 1 vehicles of today, it, too, will be made of carbon fibre, a material that will endow the vehicle with a very high degree of safety as well as extreme torsional stiffness at the same high level as the coupé version.

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Mercedes slr

Or the crazy-looking hood, which opens to reveal something similar to the Batman logo, due to its cutouts for headlights. This one uses an old-school torque converter, which isn't great for quick gear changes -- but it sure manages to deliver smooth, unbroken, airplane-like acceleration. With a blistering top speed of 209mph, could the Lamborghini Murcielago's days at the top of the Power Lap board be numbered? The hood and engine compartment take up the entire first half of this car, to the point where you're sitting over the rear wheels, like in a The result is that the front end feels very heavy, and the car doesn't feel especially athletic. The Enzo, as everyone knows, has reached stratospheric values, as Ferrari models have somehow managed to become even more collectible in the last decade than they were in the past. When you turn the wheels, it's almost like you're sitting in back and you give someone else the command to turn the wheels, and then you feel every bit of the car rotating around in front of you.

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McLaren SLR Review

Mercedes slr

Most cars from this era used either a manual transmission -- where you have to dial up the speed yourself -- or a sequential manual transmission, where you felt every gear change in the outdated shifting system. Or the fact that an enormous portion of the center control stack is devoted to adjusting the rear wing. The first bit is a general overview. If you wanted to master this on a racetrack, you'd need to spend a lot of time behind the wheel, learning the physics. It was direct competition among supercars; the kind we only ever see once a decade or so, if that.

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McLaren SLR Review

Mercedes slr

Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. I'll start with styling, which is probably the most controversial part about this car. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate. I spent several hours with it -- in it, around it, discovering its quirks and ultimately driving it -- and I've formed a few ideas. Speed, speed, speed, speed, speed.

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Mercedes SLR

Mercedes slr

It also sounds like it may lift off the ground at any moment. The answer -- at the time -- was never obvious. I love the long hood, I love the crazy wheels, I love the strange F1 car-inspired nose. It's over to Top Gear's tame racing driver to find out. Handling is reasonably sharp, and body roll is composed, but this doesn't feel light on its feet like a Porsche or Ferrari. You can see the rest in the video. This gives rise, in combination with the racing-type chassis, to outstanding ride characteristics.

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