The sportiest drop-top Mercedes of all time, the SLR McLaren Roadster, is fitted by BRABUS with more
than just a top-quality white carbon-fiber skin. The exterior is treated to an aerodynamics update,
engine tuning and custom-tailored 20-inch wheels further optimize handling and performance, and the
interior adds even more touches of exclusivity.
To give the SLR even better looks while at the same time reducing lift on the front axle the BRABUS
designers have developed a front spoiler that is attached to the stock bumper. This aerodynamics
component was optimized in the wind tunnel. It is made from exposed carbon fiber, making it especially
light and extremely robust. The rear apron is upgraded with a BRABUS diffuser also made from exposed
carbon fiber. It replaces its production counterpart.
The sportier appearance of the SLR Roadster is further characterized by the BRABUS Monoblock VI 20-inch
Platinum Edition wheels that fill out the wheel arches perfectly. The fully polished three-piece
wheels with six double spokes are mounted on the sports car in size 9.5Jx20 in front and in size
11.5Jx20 on the rear axle. Thanks to their high-tech design that features a forged aluminum rim and
a billet aluminum center the BRABUS 20-inch wheels are lighter than the 19-inch turbine-design wheels
optionally available for the SLR ex factory.
High-performance tires in sizes 255/30 ZR 20 and 305/25 ZR 20 are supplied by BRABUS technology partners
Pirelli and YOKOMAMA. The tire/wheel combination is custom-tailored for SLR coupe and roadster, and has
more than just a visual effect: handling benefits from the switch to even lower aspect ratio tires and
the lower rim weight.
Thus equipped the drop-top SLR is fit for BRABUS engine tuning. The tuning kit for the 5.5-liter
supercharged engine consists of special camshafts and a fuel-cooling system. Power output increases by
24 hp / 18 kW to 650 hp (641 hp SAE net) / 478 kW at 6,500 rpm.
BRABUS also offers a special clutch-type limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent
for the SLR. It optimizes traction and thus acceleration performance further: The tuned SLR Roadster
rockets from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 337 km/h
Exclusive BRABUS cockpit design is characterized by precision handwork down to the last detail. The
company-own upholstery shop created a striking combination of lipstick-red leather and black Alcantara.
The waffle-pattern stitching of the SLR leather footwells alone - a special BRABUS exclusive - uses
some 7,800 meters of the finest red thread.
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