SLR McLaren Roadster
SLR McLaren Roadster

World exclusive first glimpse of the new SLR McLaren Roadster at Goodwood

Mercedes Benz has chosen this weekend’s Festival of Speed at Goodwood, in West Sussex, England, for the world’s first-ever public viewing of the incredible new Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren Roadster.

The SLR Roadster participates in all Friday, Saturday and Sunday Supercar Runs, giving the tens of thousands of visitors a total of six chances to see it in action.  The SLR Roadster will also be the star exhibit on the Mercedes Benz stand, located in its familiar position on the inside of the first corner of the track.  Alongside the new supercar is a display celebrating 40 years of AMG.

Three models from the past show some of the many highlights of the AMG range.  A replica of the 1971 300 SEL 6.8 marks the start of the huge successes on track; the legendary 300 CE 5.6 AMG (better-known as The Hammer) from the 1980s; and the first official model, the C 36 AMG.

Alongside the classics is a selection of the latest models in the range, including the new S 63 AMG and the very special SLK 55 AMG Black Series.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Goodwood without these new cars being joined by some treasures from the Mercedes Benz Classic Center.  The W125 Silver Arrow Grand Prix racer from 1937 will be there; as will Juan Manuel Fangio’s 1955 Mille Miglia 300 SLR; and the 1990 World Sportscar Championship-winning Sauber-Mercedes C11 makes a return appearance.

With the new SLR McLaren Roadster and stars throughout the ages, the three-pointed star will once again brightly shine over Goodwood this weekend.

The new Mercedes Benz SLR Roadster, like the coupé, is produced at McLaren's Formula 1 factory in Woking, England, in accordance with stringent Mercedes Benz quality criteria and will be available as from September 2007.

Published : 19/06/07 Author : Melanie Carter

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