The SLR 722 GTR’s feature list is extensive. A widened, re-worked and carbon fiber-laden body; a full roll cage; a new front grille; new venting throughout; an enormous rear diffuser and equally enormous rear wing; OZ racing wheels Weight reduced by 300 kg compared to the 722 EDITION
SLR 722 GTR Trophy
12 built vehicles.
Recaro seats with HANS preparation
Second wheel set with sport tires
Carbon spare parts Front splinters
The last known trophy car was sold in February 2014 for € 1.6 million net export to the USA.
Made for SLR CLUB members by British motor racing specialists RML Group (Ray Mallock Ltd) the SLR 722 GT. Designed exclusively for the racetrack but some are road legal, took part in the SLR. CLUB Trophy races, a competition series forming part of the SLR. CLUB racetrack programme in Europe.
Compared to the series-production version, the SLR 722 GT has been uniquely and comprehensively re-engineered by RML, especially with respect to the suspension, braking system, aerodynamics, interior and exhaust system. More than 400 components were redesigned. The key data of this edition limited to 21 two-seaters kerb weight 1390 kilograms, maximum output 500 kW/680 ps at 1.75 bar boost, and maximum torque of 830 Newton metres to guarantee maximum racetrack performance.
The SLR 722 GT already makes a powerful impression at standstill: new body components such as the front apron with front splitter, wide wings, prominent side skirts, the large rear diffuser and the fixed rear spoiler are obvious indicators of outstanding racetrack performance and extensive aerodynamic development work.
The likewise redesigned bonnet conceals a supercharged AMG 5.5-litre V8-engine uprated by RML to develop a peak output of 500 kW/680 ps and a maximum torque of 830 Newton metres. A racing air filter and a new exhaust system ensure outstanding responsiveness and an even more striking engine sound. Dispensing with numerous comfort features means that the SLR 722 GT tips the scales at a kerb weight of just 1390 kilograms. The result is a favourable power-to-weight ratio of 2.0 kg/ps and an acceleration time of 3.3 seconds from standstill to 100 km/h. The maximum speed is 315 km/h.
Fast lap times are guaranteed by the newly developed suspension: a new wheel location system at both front and rear provides improved kinematics and lateral dynamics. A modified stabiliser at the front axle reduces roll when cornering, while an adjustable wheel camber combined with shock absorbers with variable compression and rebound characteristics allow the suspension to be set up for different racetracks. 18-inch lightalloy wheels with central locks allow fast tyre-changes during a race which is also assisted by the pneumatic jacking system.
Power is transferred by a five-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel shift paddles, which has been adapted to racing conditions. A mechanical locking differential with a locking effect of 70 percent under acceleration and 80 percent on the overrun ensures traction without loss of power. Highly efficient, faderesistant braking is provided by the new racing brakes complying with FIA GT regulations, which feature a modified cooling airflow and adjustable balance. The interior of the SLR 722 GT is characterised by the functional atmosphere of a thoroughbred racing car. Eye-catching details include a rollover cage, aredesigned instrument panel with a racing display, a racing steering wheel and bucket seats with six-point seat belts.
The SLR. CLUB a highly exclusive community which organise events relating to the SLR and is chaired by Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Cars. The SLR.SAFETY & SPEED ACADEMY forming part of the SLR. CLUB offers special driver training courses, and enables customers to acquire a national Category A racing licence. Prominent, highly-skilled instructors for the SLR. CLUB include David Coulthard, Klaus Ludwig, Jochen Mass, Chris Goodwin and Christina Surer. The central focus of SLR. CLUB events is on automotive passion, professionalism and perfection.
Cost price 750 000 Euros.