A Mercedes SLR McLaren has recently caught fire on a highway in Germany for no obvious reason.
Supercars catching fire seem to be trendy as more and more of these exotic vehicles “lose their lives” in similar incidents. The newest example is coming from Germany and it’s “staring” the Mercedes SLR McLaren 722. According to the guys at Wrecked Exotics, the supercar caught fire on the A81 highway. Our source isn’t providing any more details on the subject but if you know more, please feel free to share. It does appear to be another case of “spontaneous combustion”.
The Mercedes SLR McLaren 711 is a limited edition of the supercar introduced in 2007. The 722 refers to the victory of Stirling Moss and his co-driver, Denis Jenkinson, in a 300 SLR, with the starting number 722, which indicated the start time of 7:22 AM. The engine in this SLR is producing a total output of 640 HP (480 kW) at 6,500 rpm and it has 820 Nm (600 lb-ft) of torque, available at 4,000 rpm. The model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 337 km/h (209 mph).