Tuesday, 19 February 2013
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss Edition entered production between June and December of 2009. Its design was inspired by the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SLR racing car and became the last SLR variations to be produced by McLaren with Mercedes-Benz.
75 Stirling Moss Edition SLR cars were produced and fitted with the same V8 used in the 722 Edition. The Stirling Moss Edition is 200kg lighter than the standard SLR.
Koenigsegg the car company appears to be on a streak in China right now, and its namesake founder is riding the lightning with the car you see above, the Koenigsegg One:1. Scanned from a brochure for the coupe, the name is a reference to its power output of one horsepower per kilogram. It's weight isn't known, but Cars UK says it's lighter than the Agera R and so probably in the area of 1,250 to 1,350 kilograms, and hence, hp.
Koenigsegg the owner is apparently making the rounds of Asia and the Middle East to secure orders for the five One:1 models that will be produced. Cost is in the $2-million ballpark, which puts the One:1 in the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport ballpark, yet with acceleration that just might beat it. We'll probably never see it outside of scans and customs catastrophes, but it's good to see the Swedish speed merchant continually raising his game.