Kim Kardashian seen driving boyfriend’s Mercedes SLR McLaren
For once the spotlight was taken off Kim Kardashian thanks to Kanye West’s $500,000 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. She was seen driving it whilst visiting a gym earlier this month. Making the most of it, she took the car for a spin around the city after her class.
What’s so special about the Mercedes-Benz SLR MCLAREN?
The price tag of $500,000 says it all. Only specialised companies will insure the vehicle. It’s only available for the rich and famous. You’ll see celebrities driving around in a SLR McLaren and boasting. When you do see one, it’s unlikely that you’ll see one on the road as only a handful were made. The only chance you’ll get to see one is through the media.
For the lucky ones who do own one, they are able to accelerate from 0 – 60 MPH in only 4 seconds.
The car contains a hand built AMG 5.4 litre V8 engine. This is able to produce an almighty 617 BHP. Mated to an automatic transmission gearbox, power is able to sent back to the rear wheels. The gear shifts are utilised through paddles mounted to the steering wheel. The car is able to reach a top speed of 206 MPH. The 722 S was able to achieve a tremendous 650 BHP. Would you need more power? For all of that power comes carbon ceramic antilock brakes, as such power needs to be contained by an advanced braking kit.
The interior contains a mixture of aluminium and carbon fibre. The doors do not open in conventional fashion. They swing up and outwards, making the vehicle look like it was inspired by the Transformers movie. Considering that the Mercedes-Benz McLaren is ultimately a sports car, it offered a surprising of comfort within. Seats are covered with Alcantara suede along with a Bose surround sound stereo. Adaptive cruise control and dual zone climate control, two features which you would typically expect on a car like this.
The 722 S
The SLR McLaren also was available in a limited edition 722 S trim and was available as a two seater soft top convertible. Kanye West purchased the standard version however.
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is seemingly just a type of toy for the rich and famous. It was eventually replaced by the SLS AMG.