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2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss Heats Up Dubai

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2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss Heats Up Dubai
2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss Heats Up Dubai

Striking at first glance, many will find it difficult to take their eyes off the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss. Hearkening back to a yesteryear of automotive excellence, this masterpiece was limited to a production run of 75 examples. This particular one is destined for the auction block in Dubai and should cause a storm of bidding in the desert.

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This speedster variant of the showstopping SLR is dressed for success in striking Crystal Antimon Grey over Black and Anthracite leather. Created as a tribute to the 300 SLR Stirling Moss piloted to a perfect podium finish at the 1955 Mile Miglia, it’s a unique creation even non-enthusiasts admire.

Image via RM Sotheby’s
Image via RM Sotheby’s

However, this ride is far from just a looker. It does 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds and hits a top speed of 217 mph largely thanks to the supercharged 5.4-liter V8 developed by AMG. It produces a wondrous 641-horsepower and 722 lb.-ft. of torque, routed to the rear wheels via a five-speed automatic transmission.