The SLR Roadster and the McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 cars have the carbon monocoque in common – a high-tech component which is extremely stable, light and robust. It makes the chassis of the SLR torsionally rigid even without the roof. Together with the sports suspension and the aerodynamics, also inspired by Formula 1, it guarantees phenomenal handling. After all, it’s all about getting the 626 hp of the AMG 5.5-litre V8 compressor engine to the road in a controlled manner. Top speed: 332 km/h.
(SLR Roadster: fuel consumption combined: 14.5 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 348 g/km)