LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition
Mercedes-Benz had been providing competitive engines to McLaren’s Formula One team since the mid-1990s, and over the course of the following 15 years, McLaren F1 cars racked up numerous victories. As companies were integral to the success of the F1 program, Mercedes-Benz acquired 40 percent of the McLaren Group, and to celebrate the two companies produced their first road car together, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The SLR was introduced in November 2003, and immediately went head-to-head against the likes of the Ferrari Enzo and Porsche Carrera GT.
As the SLR was a great road car, Mercedes-Benz feedback demanded a car that was sportier than the SLR but just as practical. In 2007, introduced the much improved and sportier 722 Edition, which answered the needs of their more hardcore clientele. The new special edition was named in honor of Stirling Moss’s incredible win at the 1955 Mille Miglia in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, car number 722. The SLR McLaren 722 Edition was limited to just 150 units, and only about 25 of these are believed to have been brought to North America.
Nearly every aspect of the SLR was upgraded for the 722 Edition, with more than 300 different components compared to base version. Power from the same M155 5.4L Supercharged V8 rose from 617 to 650 horsepower helping the 0–60 time drop to 3.6 seconds. Ride height was lowered by 10 millimeters, new 19-inch alloy wheels were developed to fit larger carbon-ceramic brake rotors, and a new carbon fiber front splitter increased front downforce by 128 percent. Incredibly, despite the significant downforce increase, the drag coefficient of the 722 is also reduced. Alcantara and carbon fiber replaced much of the leather and aluminum trim throughout the interior, giving the car a sportier, more updated feel. Compared to its rivals, most significantly the Ferrari Enzo and Porsche Carrera GT, the 722 Edition represents breathtaking performance, unrivaled exclusivity, and tremendous value in a package that can be easily driven and enjoyed.
This SLR 722 Edition offered here was sold new at Mercedes Benz of South Bay in Torrance, California and ordered in Crystal Antimony Grey Metallic, a color exclusively for the 722, over Semi-Aniline black leather and Alcantara interior. With only 3,845 miles from new, it presents in outstanding condition with a continuous service history from 2008, with services done by authorized Mercedes-Benz dealers including a fresh major servce with new spark plugs. Included with the sale are the owner’s manuals, spare key, window sticker, and service records.
The SLR McLaren will forever remain one the most special modern Mercedes Benz sports cars with the uprated and extremely limited 722 Edition being the most coveted. With a strong racing lineage and impressive modern performance, the SLR 722 is one of the most collectible Mercedes Benz performance cars to date. As such, this pampered, low-mileage example represents a rare opportunity for collectors and fans of Formula One lore to own a significant milestone in supercar history.