Last U.S. Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Roadster goes up for auction

Mercedes-Benz is ending the production of the McLaren SLR Roadster with this last unique version of the car with carbon fiber bodywork, Sienna Pearl metallic paint and Tobacco Brown leather interior. But this one isn’t going on sale.

The only Mercedes-Benz SLR Roadster that will look like this will go up for auction on an exclusive online auction on Nov. 20, 2008 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Power comes from the original V8 that makes 617-hp allowing for a 0 to 62 mph run in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 206 mph that is certain to mess up your hair when your top is down.

If you’re interested in this exclusivity, you will have to return here on Nov.1 to pre-register for the auction. But make sure you check your bank account before entering because pricing starts at $529,500. The money raised will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Well you always have the new Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S.

Follow the jump for the press release.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S:




Press Release:

The Mercedes McLaren SLR Roadster exclusively for the Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Catalog

The provenance of a singular vehicle, built to the exacting standards of
Mercedes McLaren, the creators of world championship-winning Formula
One racing cars, this SLR is the only one built for the United States. 
Legends are created by a combination of unrivalled performance, technological
leadership and exclusivity.  The Mercedes McLaren SLR Roadster follows the
lineage of the Mercedes-Benz 900 SLR racing car, which triumphed at the
1955 Mille Miglia endurance race and forever imprinted this historic racing
victory on the brand Mercedes-Benz.

The Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster underscores the racing tradition with
its 206 mph top speed, 617 horsepower supercharged V-8 engine and carbon
fiber body with scissor-type articulated doors.  No other roadster on Earth
combines this level of technology and performace – and no other SLR will
match the singular model.

The Mercedes McLaren SLR Roadster completes its limited production with this
unique SLR Roadster.  With carbon fiber bodywork finished in bespoke SLR
Sienna Pearl metallic paint and composition Tobacco Brown leather interior,
only one SLR in this combination is destined for the United States.

Owning this unique vehicle, the final production SLR Roadster
for the United States, will make a statement to automotive
enthusiasts for years to come

This vehicle will be available in an exclusive online auction on November 20, 2008 from
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST.  The vehicle’s price is $529,500 with any and all funds raised above
and beyond donated to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Performance and Design Highlights

Sienna Pearl Super Metallic Paint – This unique finish is reserved for this
single SLR Roadster and has metallic elements which are three times the
size of traditional metallic paint and give this SLR a radiant brown metallic
finish with deep metallic copper undertones.

Composition Leather – Complimenting the SLR exterior finish, is an interior
of equal beauty.  The Tobacco Brown composition leather interior exudes
performance for the driver and passenger and compliments the exterior finish.

Wheels and Brakes – Fitment of 19-inch SLR wheels with special brake
system, accented with gold brake calipers, completes the exterior design
with a technical statement hinting at this vehicle’s incredible performance.

Vehicle Specifications

Total displacement: 5,439 cc
Horsepower: 617 at 6,500 rpm
Torque: 575 lb-ft at 3,200-5,000 rpm
Acceleration: 0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds
Top speed: 206 mph
Wheels, front: 9.0 x 19
Wheels, rear: 11.5 x 19
High-performance tires, front: 255/35 R19
High-performance tires, rear: 295/30 R19

MSRP: $529,500.00