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End of the Road for Mercedes-McLaren SLR?

Just checking some of the news items and other online sites here when I chanced upon an entry that says it is the end of the road for the Mercedes-McLaren SLR. Is this true? The site reports that Mercedes-Benz is set to end the production of the SLR supercar at the end of 2009. The phasing of this supercar has been started last year, that began with the coupe version of the SLR Mercedes. If indeed the SLR is set to retire in 2009, this supercar will end its brief 5 year stint in the market.

When the SLR was developed and introduced in the market, Mercedes planned for 400-500 SLRs to be produced every year. But its actual production never really took off. For 2007, 275 SLRs were produced and there was 261 SLRs in 2006. With the last supercar produced, it is expected that Mercedes and McLaren will part ways.

It is expected that McLaren is set to develop a new V8 car named P11.


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