Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss is pricier than a Bugatti Chiron image

Because only 75 examples of the Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss have been produced, this 2010 example in pristine condition is selling for a very hefty $2.88 million – which is even more than a new Bugatti Chiron.

The model does come with the pristine condition warranty because it has only been driven for 4, 800 kilometers (2, 982 miles). All of the Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss speedsters were produced between June and December 2009 and sold exclusively to buyers of the SLR. It’s of course among the rarest and most spectacular Mercedes cars ever made and was succeeded a year later by the SLR McLaren Edition featured in just 25 units. The Stirling Moss is inspired by the iconic 300 SLR, with the roofless carbon fiber-bodied speedster packing a supercharged 5.5-liter V8 engine good for 650 horsepower (478 kilowatts) sent to the rear wheels using a five-speed automatic transmission taken from the SLR 722.

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This very interesting special edition sprinted to 62 mph (100 kph) in less than three and a half seconds and had a maximum speed of 217 mph (350 kph). The SLR Stirling Moss only came with two tonneau covers and with those in place, the “swing-wing doors” and the absence of a windshield you can imagine why Mercedes calls this car a “sculpture”. The asking price is of course insane – with the initial delivery tag of €750,000 back in the day.