Daimler's onslaught of sportscars such as the SL65 AMG Black Series has been nothing but a big kick in the nuts for the Mercedes-McLaren SLR series, poor sales has forced the model line-up to be extended.

Daimler's onslaught of sportscars such as the SL65 AMG Black Series has been nothing but a big kick in the nuts for the Mercedes-McLaren SLR series, poor sales has forced the model line-up to be extended. One of those will be a roadster version of the special edition 722 model and a second which can be seen here on video is the Speedster variant.

We can easily see the Speedster is missing half the windscreen and its roof, however a highly trained eye will also notice that the little more than the headlights have been saved from the regular model. Nearly all exterior panels have received a redesigned including the hood which has been modified to tame the slope leading to the high beams that were originally connected to the A-pillar.

The model is being created in homage to the Mille Miglia winning 1955 300 SLR and further evidence can be attributed to this fact with the side exit exhaust that is now placed in the side fender vents instead of the rocker panels found in the current McLaren model.

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