Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 S 

  • built in UK
  • 2009
  • 650 HP 5.4L
  • 208 mph
It is specially configured for a very high torque, and allows the driver to choose between two sets of shift characteristics.
In addition to a higher engine output, the new SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S has an even more dynamic suspension setup and further aerodynamic improvements.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 S


Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 S
3.7 s
2.8 s

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 S
208 mph
GT 86
140 mph

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 S

Number built

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 S
150 cars
Ford GT
4,038 cars
4 cars


Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 S
650 HP
GT 86
197 HP

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Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S
Sophisticated aerodynamics and a fabric soft top suited to high-speed driving The outstanding qualities of the 722 S are complemented by the fully recessible fabric soft top, which blends harmoniously into the flowing lines of the roadster.
By naming this new model variant the SLRRoadster 722 S, Mercedes-Benz is recalling the historic victory won at the classic Mille Miglia long-distance race in 1955 by British motor-racing legend Stirling Moss and his co-driver Dennis Jenkinson, in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with the starting number 722.

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S

by Jens Meiners |
Car & Driver News
But it does have unique features, including a stiffer chassis lowered by 10 millimeters, specific 19-inch wheels, a "crystal antimony gray" paint job, semi-aniline leather/alcantara seats, red seat belts, embossed "722 S" lettering on the headrests and other details to set you apart from those commonplace SLRs littering your neighborhood.
Despite its full carbon-fiber body, low weight is not a strong point of the SLR Roadster, which tips the scales at about 4000 pounds.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Mercedes-Benz
Type of car Production car
Year 2009
Number built 150 cars

power & handling

Maximum hp 650 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 501 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 5,439 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.8 in / 3.6 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 3 valves

road tests

Top speed 208 mph
0-60mph 3.7 s


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
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