Crowning Racing Glory
2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss

The Mercedes-Benz SLR is a model drawing on the Formula 1 partnership between Mercedes and McLaren. With around 2,000 examples built between 2003 and 2010 it is a rare gem on its own, but the special edition paying tribute to legendary driver Sir Stirling Moss is the creme de la creme in the SLR family.

With only 75 examples built, the SLR Stirling Moss taps into Sir Stirling’s racing spirit, featuring a carbon fibre body and a newly developed monocoque. The special design completely did away with the roof, side windows and windshield except for a little pair of wind deflectors. The front was redesigned with extremely prominent V-shape and sharp headlights. The side exhaust pipes were moved up and right behind the front axle on both sides, highlighted inside the black ventilation grille. The AMG 5.5-litre supercharged V8 engine was upgraded to deliver 650 hp and 820 Nm of torque through a five-speed automatic transmission and has a top speed of 350 km/h.

This particular example was one of the four built in white and one of the two built in black carbon fibre, delivered in 2009 to Berlin. The second owner purchased it in March 2015 and the car was technically prepared for entering Mille Miglia at Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart, and was serviced again at Mercedes-Benz in 2016. It is now listed for sale on James Edition by Mechatronik GmbH at €2,950,000.