The Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren Roadster 722 S (R199) is a limited production grand tourer convertible produced jointly by McLaren Automotive and Mercedes-Benz, based on the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR. It is the roadster version of the 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Coupe (C199).
The roadster version's convertible roof is made of a "newly developed material" (as opposed to a folding metal arrangement) which is folded away electrically after a manual unlatching.
Oddly, the coupe version's name is used in-game in Asphalt 8: Airborne, despite the model being the roadster version.
- Text orignally from the SLR's Wikipedia article.
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is a grand tourer car manufactured by Mercedes-Benz. Unveiled as the Vision SLR Concept in 1999, the car was later put into production between 2003 and 2009. The SLR is powered by a 5.4 liter V8 equipped with a supercharger producing 0.9 bar of boost. The hand-built AMG engine is positioned behind the front axle and delivers 626 horsepower at 6,500 rpm. The maximum torque of 780Nm is available from 3,250rpm and remains at this level up to 5,000rpm. The front-mid engine is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission which transfers the power to the rear wheels.
A new version was introduced in 2006, called the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition. The "722" refers to the victory by Stirling Moss and his co-driver Denis Jenkinson in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with the starting number 722 (indicating a start time of 7:22 a.m.) at the Mille Miglia in 1955.
The 722 Edition includes an engine rated 650 PS (480 kW; 640 hp) at 6,500 rpm and 820 N·m (600 lb·ft) at 4,000 rpm. 19-inch light-alloy wheels were used to reduce unsprung weight, while modifications were also made to the suspension, with a stiffer damper setup and 10 mm (0.39 in) lower ride height introduced for improved handling. Larger 390 mm (15 in) diameter front brakes and a revised front air dam and rear diffuser were fitted.
A roadster version of the SLR went on sale in September 2007. It uses the same supercharged V8 AMG power plant as its coupé siblings, developing 626 PS (460 kW; 617 hp), to propel it to a top speed of 334 km/h (207 mph) and a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of 3.7 seconds.
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition appears as a Class A car. It can only be obtained from Gift Boxes.
(Bold numbers are provided in-game, others are calculated. Last checked: Oct 12, 2020.)
|BHP||471.28 kW (640.77 PS)||632.00 hp|
|Acceleration||2.89 s (0–100 km/h)||2.79 s (0–60 mph)|
|Weight||1,649.00 kg||3,635.38 lb|
|Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Blueprint – Last checked: Jan 28, 2021|
Sale value: 10,050
Rarity: Blue (Class A)
Vehicle: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition (10 to claim)
Availability: Gift Boxes
Statistical drop rates: 0.00 % | 0.00 % | 1.97 %
|10 x 10,050||100,500 ✔|
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition was added in the Motorcycles Update as a mid Class S car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1482
- This was changed to ? in the 2019 Spring Update
- MAX rank: 1660 (+178)
- This was changed to ? (+?) in the 2019 Spring Update
- PRO rank: 1595 (+113)
- This was changed to ? (+?) in the 2019 Spring Update
- MAX+PRO rank: 1773
- This was changed to 1761 (+?) in the 2019 Spring Update
- Tuning Kit bonus: +44
- This was changed to +53 in the 2019 Spring Update
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 291
- This was changed to ? in the Fast Lane Update
- Nitro Efficiency: 6/12/16
The SLR McLaren has a large nitro, low raw top speed, mediocre total top speed, mediocre Tuning Kit bonus, mediocre handling, acceptably sharp drifting, very good acceleration, and average nitro efficiency. It has a maximum total speed of 298.2 mph/480.1 km/h at MAX+PRO with a Tuning Kit, identical to that of the Koenigsegg One:1.
The SLR McLaren seems to be based on its Class A counterpart, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014. The SLR McLaren has a nitro efficiency of 6/12/16, a slight improvement over the C 63 Coupe's 7/12/17.
The SLR McLaren's speed distribution and total top speed are extremely similar to the C 63 Coupe, with the SLR McLaren having a 4.8 mph (7.7 km/h) faster total top speed without a Tuning Kit, but only a 2 mph (2.9 km/h) faster total top speed with a Tuning Kit, due to its inferior Tuning Kit boost. Both cars have very fast rates of acceleration, giving them an advantage against the Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS, BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage, Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, Porsche Carrera GT, and Devel Sixteen Prototype. However, despite having very good acceleration, the SLR McLaren and C 63 Coupe aren't fast enough to properly rival those six cars. On the other hand, the very similar McLaren Mercedes MP4-25, which handles better and has even faster acceleration than its two cousins, can properly rival these faster cars.
The SLR McLaren's drifting radius, while on par with the Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package's, is not as impressive as the C 63 Coupe's nearly perfect drifting radius. Due to having a large nitro, none of these cars can handle excellently, despite having handling stats over 1.300 Gs. Because the SLR McLaren and 918 Spyder seem to be very heavy in-game, they often have problems when going off ramps or when turning, though the C 63 Coupe doesn't suffer from the same problems.
Similarly to the C 63 Coupe, the SLR McLaren can rival slightly faster and more nitro-efficient cars like the McLaren 675LT, Mosler GT3, and 9FF GT9 VMAX, due to having very good acceleration and sharp drifting. Unlike other non-F1 McLaren cars, the SLR McLaren's drifting doesn't have a delay (also seen with the Aston Martin Vulcan); it is very fast-responding but slightly more rigid (due to the lower handling statistic).
Currently, the SLR McLaren isn't featured in any specific Time-Limited Event brackets. However, the SLR McLaren is now the best choice for Mercedes-Benz-exclusive events, due to SLK SE now being a Class D car.
The SLR McLaren is otherwise not the best car in Class S, by far, and also isn't overly useful in Multiplayer. Tuned to 0504 5052, it is capable of 286 mph/460 km/h at S1669 but this is rather unimpressive compared to the McLaren 720S and Rezvani Beast Alpha.
In addition, as the SLR requires Forced-Induction V8s in its Pro Kits, it is entirely possible to complete its Enduro Double Down event without using too many of said engine, which can then be used for better cars like the TRION NEMESIS.
Price & Availability
As of the 2020 Halloween Update, the Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition can be purchased for 2,300,000 which was originally obtainable from its EDD. Outside of its EDD, the SLR requires 45 Rare Blueprints to be assembled. Assembly takes 11 hours and can be skipped for up to 405. It is part of the 43rd Multiplayer Season, Holiday Rush Season 4, as an Elite League reward. Players who already own the SLR would win a Free Class S Upgrade instead.
As of the 2019 Holiday Update, the car no longer requires Blueprints to be assembled and had a full purchase price of 12,000.
The car was on sale for a limited-time during the following dates:
- January 2 - 8, 2020: 12,000
- May 22 - 30, 2020: 9,000
- July 3 - 6, 2020: 8,000
- September 10 - 15, 2020: 8,500
- December 29, 2020 - January 2, 2021: 9,200 (21% off)
Enduro Double Down
- Main article: Enduro Double Down/Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition
The event was launched on August 31, 2017, and players are given 9 days to win the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition. The bonus cars rewarded in the EDD are the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car and the Ferrari 458 Italia. The event was revived on May 31, 2018, after the Kawasaki Ninja H2R's Championship. It was revived a second time on January 4, 2019 in the Holiday Update as part of theAsphalt Moments series.
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition requires 45 of its Rare Blueprints to assemble, all of them can be won by banking 75,000 points in its Enduro Double Down event.
|Enduro Double Down|
|Event||Boss Vehicle||Other Enduro Vehicles|
|Weber Faster One
||Weber Faster One||SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 • Jaguar F-Type R • Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) • Honda Integra Type-R • Nissan GT-R NISMO • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 • W Motors Lykan HyperSport • Chrysler ME412|
|Aston Martin One-77
||Aston Martin One-77||AC 378 GT Z • Aston Martin DB9 Coupé • Aston Martin V12 Zagato • Aston Martin V12 Vantage • Lucra L148 • Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 • Pagani Huayra • Peugeot Onyx|
|BXR Bailey Blade GT1
||BXR Bailey Blade GT1||Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA • Mazda 6 • Ford Focus RS • Mitsubishi Eclipse • Nissan GT-R (R35) • Holden Coupe 60 • Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X • Mazzanti Evantra|
|Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid
||Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid||Lotus Exige S Coupe • Felino cB7 • BMW M6 • Mazda Furai • Marussia B2 • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final Edition • Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning • Hennessey Venom GT|
||Falcon F7||Audi S4 • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X • Infiniti FX50 • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti • Ferrari 458 Italia • Arrinera Hussarya • McLaren 12C Spider • Savage Rivale GTR|
|Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV
||Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV||Lamborghini Urus • Lamborghini Miura • Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013 • Lamborghini Estoque • Lamborghini Sesto Elemento • Lamborghini Asterion • Lamborghini Huracán • Lamborghini Egoista|
||Sbarro Sparta||DS 3 Racing • Nissan Juke Nismo • Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe • BMW M2 • Audi R8 LMS Ultra • Ferrari F50 • Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS • Sbarro Alcador|
|Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
||Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport||1967 Chevrolet Impala • Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI • Maserati MC12 • Chevrolet SS • Chevrolet Corvette C7 • Chevrolet Corvette C3 • Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS • 9FF GT9 VMAX|
|Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package
||Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package||Scion FR-S • Porsche 959 • Audi RS 3 Sportback • Porsche 718 Boxster S • DS Survolt • Porsche Cayman GT4 • Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X • Porsche 911 GT3 RS|
|Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition
||Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition||Mini Cooper S Roadster • Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA • Chevrolet Camaro GS • Ford Focus RS • Maserati GranTurismo Sport • Ferrari 458 Italia • Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car • Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series|
||Yamaha FZ-10||Suzuki GSX-R750 • Kawasaki Z800 • KTM 1290 Super Duke R • Yamaha YZF-R6 • Ducati Monster 1200 • Ducati SuperSport S • BMW S 1000 RR • Suzuki Hayabusa|
||Zenvo ST1||Geely GC9 • Donkervoort D8 GTO • Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI • Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 • Ferrari F50 • 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 • Jaguar XJ220S|
||Lightning LS-218||Suzuki GSX-R750 • Kawasaki Z800 • KTM 1290 Super Duke R • Yamaha YZF-R6 • Ducati Monster 1200 • Ducati SuperSport S • BMW S 1000 RR • Kawasaki Ninja H2R|
|2000s||SL65 AMG • CL65 AMG • CLS Coupe • SLK 55 AMG (R171) • SLR McLaren (Standard • 722 • Stirling Moss) • C 350 (W204) • C 63 AMG (W204) • E 550 Coupe (C207) • ML 63 AMG (W164) • CLK DTM AMG (C209) • C-Klasse DTM (W204) • SL 65 AMG (R230)|
|2010s||#1 McLaren MP4-25 • Biome • SLS AMG (Standard • Electric Drive • Black Series • GT Final Edition) • Silver Lightning • SLK 55 AMG (Standard • Special Edition) • Ener-G-Force • Zetros 1833 • CLA 45 AMG RS • AMG C-Klasse DTM '14 • Unimog U 4023 • M-B AMG S 65 Coupé • Mercedes-AMG GT (Standard • S • #1 M-B AMG GT3) • GLC Coupe • AMG C 63 Touring Car '16 • G500 4×4|
|F1 (Standard • XP-5 • LM) • M-B SLR (Standard • 722) • 12C (Standard • Spider) • 650S (675LT) • P1™ (Standard • GTR) • 570S (Standard • Spider • 600LT) • 720S • Senna • Elva • Speedtail|
|#4 M14A • #8 MP4/8 • #1 MP4-25 • #59 650S GT3 • #14 MP4-31 • #14 X2|