2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren vs. Its Competition

2008 Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren's ungodly performance is matched by few cars.

Lamborghini's V-12-powered Murcielago comes close and offers all-wheel drive to boot.

The Porsche 911 Turbo can also be ordered in a roadster form, while the new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 promises to be the fastest, most expensive Corvette ever when it goes on sale next year.

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Quick Specs
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren rips off racetrack runs like a Ferrari -- at a similar pricetag.
While the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette provides plenty of impressive performance to dream and/or brag about, this car is not a one-trick pony. If ever there were a practical sportscar, this is it.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
12 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy8 MPG City / 13 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V12
EPA Class  
Mini-CompactTwo SeaterTwo Seater
Style Name  
2-Door Roadster 5.5L2-Door Coupe w/2LT2-Door Coupe LP640
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe
AutomaticManual w/ODManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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