TTAC Photochop: Mercedes McLaren SLR Speedster

Andrei Avarvarii
by Andrei Avarvarii

There's a lot of buzz around the web about the new Mercedes McLaren SLR Speedster. While some may not consider the model photochop-worthy (it's just another version of the lame duck SLR), fans of the brands have shown a real interest in the open-cockpit vehicle. I rendered this chop after analyzing the photos of the camouflaged test vehicles. The image shows dual front lights (same as the rest of the SLR family); the other lamps present on the test cars are there only to confuse onlookers. The side line with strong shoulders and arched rear fenders are completely new to this car. It will definitely feature two wind deflectors to add some aerodynamic comfort. Other details– like the shape of the doors and the front spoiler– can also be divined through the test car camouflage. We'll have to wait and see if it'll become a collectible item for those who remember the days of Stirling Moss, or just so 'mo bling-bling for those who listen to themselves on the hip-hop station.

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  • Dean Dean on Aug 11, 2008

    I think it looks good, and not ugly at all (neither fericiously nor ferociously so). It is obviously going to be a collector car, and if it sees ultraviolet light it will be at Pebble Beach or the like. Maybe one of these will be lucky enough to trundle around the city once in a while. But I bet half of them end up in climate controlled garages in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Mitchell Yelverton Mitchell Yelverton on Aug 11, 2008

    It seems extremely unlikely that they will actually produce a passenger car (even a halo vehicle) with dual wind-deflectors, rather than a proper windshield. Does this seem outlandish to anyone else?

  • Capeplates Capeplates on Aug 12, 2008

    Looks like a mean machine - sure it will be a hit

  • Ryan Knuckles Ryan Knuckles on Aug 12, 2008

    dean: Oops. Usually I am more conscientious than that.