2008 Brabus Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster 1920×1080 HD

Posted by at 29 August 2013, at 15 : 10 PM

Car of the day – 2008 Brabus Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster 1920×1080 HD

The 2008 Brabus Mercedes-Benz SLR is powered by a 5.5-liter V8 engine. The new tuned engine has more power than before. The power was increased from 626 hp (460 kW) to 650 hp (478 kW). This tune not just increased its power, but it also has made this car be even faster than before. Now, this car can do 0-100 km/h or ~0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, while a base model can do the same in 3.8 seconds. Top speed also has increased, the car can reach a top speed of 337 km/h (209 mph).

The new tuned 2008 Brabus Mercedes-Benz SLR got nice 20 inches forged aluminum wheels. Pirelli or Yokohama tires are available in sizes at the front – 255/30, and at the rear – 305/25. It also got a new spoiler and a new rear diffuser as well. Well, if you don’t know what is the rear diffuser, it is an air channeling device made of light weight carbon fiber, and it is added at the bottom of your car (at the rear). This device changes the air flow from under the car, creating a suction like affect pulling the car to the ground. This effect increases the down force without compromising the aerodynamics of the car, which is good for reaching a high speed.

The original price (MSRP) for a new 2008 Brabus Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster was set at 699,000 EUR, and it was equal to more than 1,000,000 USD ($) back at that time. Now, the price in USD would be little over 900k (USD rate went down since this car was originally priced).

General Automotive Articles