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View Poll Results: Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss
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Uncool 16 23.53%
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Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss

As if the garden variety SLR wasn't exclusive and special enough, Mercedes-Benz has launched a very special and limited (to 75 units) edition called SLR Stirling Moss. It commemorates the British driver that it's named after, and who still holds the record of the Mille Miglia. It has neither windshield nor windows, so dress accordingly when you take it out for a spin.

Engine: 90º AMG V8
Displacement: 5,439 cc
Aspiration: Screw-Type Compressor with Two Charge-Air Coolers
Power: 650 bhp (485 kW) @ 6,500 rpm
Torque: 605 lb·ft @ 3,250 rpm
Configuration: Front-engined, rear-wheel drive
0 - 60 mph: 3.4 seconds
Top speed: 217 mph (350 km/h)
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I wonder how the aerodynamics of it work, would those bonnet scoops be enough to pull a draught away from your face along with the lip windscreen?
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totally uncool for me unlike the original
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The aerodynamics of it probably don't work, but that's no obstacle to it being cool.
What stands out for me is that it clearly wants to be badass, but it has an automatic. I bet Stirling Moss didn't have an auto. So it only gets 'cool' rather than 'sub zero' from me.
I'm glad they didn't write '722' on the side of it as I saw done on what was possibly a prototype for this car.
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I think the tin top SLR is cool because it looks like something Batman would drive. That I'm not so sure. It would be 'kin cool in the weather we've had recently.

I'm sure it would be really cool if you went out for the evening in it and came back to find it up to the plimsoll line in rainwater and vomit.
 
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Not keen personally, but it would certainly turn heads so I will give it cool.
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ugly and no good for anything but posing

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Pointlessly powerful and slightly ugly big open-topped Merc with SM's name attached.


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Is it still being made by Mclaren? Sub Zero for me, any fast Merc is super cool, and a Mclaren merc is even better.
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Stirling, top man, but sorry. Seriously uncool.
 
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Looking at it's lines it looks like it's trying to hard to out do the SLR McLaren so I rate is as uncool
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It has neither windshield nor windows, so dress accordingly when you take it out for a spin.
Goggles: £135
White silk Biggles scarf: £95
Flying jacket: £360
Looking a total bell end: Priceless
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Like most modern Mercedes, trying waaay too hard and yet still really failing on most every level.

Also ugly, and automatic. Seriously uncool.
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Totally uncool. Hideously ugly, fussy styling, and Mercedes will always be an old man's brand. Plus, Ron Dennis is a miserable w*nker.
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Poor Sir Stirling he deserves more than this dogs dinner
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