Wednesday, 13 January 2010

NEWS: McLaren 722 GT

Scalextric C3010 Mercedes-Benz
SLR McLaren 722 GT

Scalextric is soon to release the Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren 722 GT. I'm a huge fan of GT cars and the McLaren 722 is one impressive looking GT runner. The McLaren SLR 722 GT has also been announced as the 2010 Scalextric membership car which is bound to be a popular choice.

This from Wikipedia: "The 722 GT is a tuned version of the SLR 722 which is developed for a one-make racing series. The cars are built by Ray Mallock Ltd. with approval from Mercedes-Benz. The car features new wider bodywork to accommodate 19 in (482.6 mm) OZ racing wheels. The front grill vents are removed and larger, free flowing air extractors sit on the hood and flank the side of the car. The rear now has a racing wing and diffuser.

Under the body, the car has shed 398 kg (880 lb) and reduced its dry weight to 1,300 kg (2,900 lb) . The engine remains in relatively stock specification but now produces 680 PS (500 kW; 670 hp) and 830 N·m (610 lb·ft) at 1.75 bar (175 kPa) boost. Inside, the car is stripped out with only the essential functions being controlled from a carbon fiber binnacle. New carbon fiber door panels and full roll cage complete the transformation.

Renntech announced 21 SLR McLaren 722 GT would be available to the North American market exclusively through RENNtech, for €795,000 (1.2 million USD)."

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