Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren returns

The British automaker McLaren tend to resume production of supercar Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, the assembly which was stoped year ago due to difficulties in the relationship between the two companies. As the site Carpassion, the novelty does not get the name of the Stuttgart brand will be called simply McLaren SLR Edition. It is planned to build 25 copies of such a vehicle.

Supercar gets a new look front end with another bumper with large air intakes, plus additional vents in the front wings in the style of the model McLaren MP4-12C. In addition, the car will change the rear bumper: there will be a massive carbon fiber diffuser and additional slots in the wings. The new carbon fiber aerodynamic body kit allowed to increase downforce McLaren by 15 percent, and improve cooling of the engine compartment.

Inside, all the plastic parts will be replaced by carbon fiber counterparts. In addition, the driver’s seat specially manufacture a piece of the owner. He can order any color design interior at no extra charge.

In the engine compartment supercar will be 5.4-liter eight-cylinder Mercedes-Benz with a mechanical supercharger, which develops 650 horsepower. With this engine the car can accelerate to maximum speed of 340 kilometers per hour. From the usual SLR McLaren novelty will differ recustomized steering and adjustable suspension.

Premiere McLaren SLR Edition will be held at the Motor Show in Essen and in BC, opens on December 5 this year. The cost of such a vehicle is not reported.


Ford put up for sale thousands of archival photographs

Ford has put up for sale the copies of five thousand photographs from their archives. Many of which were published at first time, and get them in the desired format you can at website

Among these photographs – images of plants Ford, old advertising posters, books with various activities and pictures of all cars ever produced by the company. On request, photo can be printed on paper or canvas.

Prices of this pictures will start from 18 dollars. Paper image size cars (46 by 61 centimeters) would cost an average of $ 60. Snapshot format, 112 by 153 centimeters will cost $ 270.

Till the end of the year, Ford has promised to publish another five thousand images – a few dozen every day. In general, the archives of the companies kept millions of digital and print photos, which occupy 16,000 boxes of 75 rooms and hundreds of CD-ROM drive.