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The Mercedes-Benz SL GTR Gives the Silver Arrow a Speedy Makeover

By: Michael Hines - Published: Sep 19, 2013 • References: tuvie
The world would be a much better place if the Mercedes-Benz SL GTR debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Designer Mark Hostler's concept is targeted at regular drivers who want to moonlight as race car drivers. Everything about the SL GTR is racy, from its sleek and aerodynamic body to its engine. Said engine would be sourced from the Nismo-designed (Nissan's performance arm) GT-R GT1.

The 5.5-liter V8 would generate some serious power and should be more than enough to put weekend F1 warriors on the edge of their seats. Much like other hypercars, the Mercedes-Benz SL GTR isn't necessarily meant to be a daily driver. Its huge engine and racer-like cabin make it fit for only short trips and track visits. It's hard to imagine that being a deal-breaker for car lovers.