If you’re a fan of Top Gear, you may remember Richard Hammond’s test of the Lamborghini Murcielago SV in Abu Dhabi that saw him drag racing the Raging Bull against a rare Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722. While the Lamborghini has those traditional, mid-engined supercar looks, it was the SLR that walked away with the win, proving just how impressive it is.
Now, one is up for auction at Bring a Trailer. The SLR McLaren 722 in question is a 2007 model and was sold new from Walter’s Mercedes-Benz in Riverside, California to the current owner’s husband. It is finished in Crystal Antimony Grey (one of 722 in that paint) and comes with factory literature, an owner’s manual, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title in the owner’s name.
Mercedes-Benz introduced the 722 variant of the SLR to pay homage to the 300SLR driven by Stirling Moss to victory at the Mille Miglia. In sported a bespoke shade of grey, a new carbon fiber front splitter, a more pronounced rear diffuser, and 19-inch wheels with metallic charcoal centers and polished lips. Wrapped around these wheels are Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires that measure 255/35 at the front and 295/30 at the rear. Other key features include carbon ceramic brake discs, red brake calipers, and a tuned suspension with stiffer springs and shock absorbers.
Powering the car is a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 pumping out 641 hp and 605 lb-ft (820 Nm) of torque. This engine is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels.
Adding to the desirability of this special SLR is the fact that it has been driven less than 3,400 miles (5,471 km).