Following repeated requests by motor racing enthusiasts among the SLR. CLUB members, the British motor racing specialists RML Group have developed the new SLR 722 GT.

A puristic super- sportscar for the racetrack

Last week we brought you a first glimpse of the SLR 722 GT Edition from the Nurburgring in Germany. Today we can bring you the officially released information of this racetrack exclusive supercar, namely that there will be a maximum of 21 units in total, it has 680 hp (500 kW) with a torque of 830 Nm, weighs 1390 kg, has a topspeed of 315 km/h and should hit 100 km/h from standstill in 3.3 seconds.

RML Group, British motor racing specialists, have redesigned over 400 components, the supercharged AMG 5.5 liter V8 engine has been uprated to 680 hp but most energy was spent on the suspension, braking system, aerodynamics, interior and exhaust system. On the exterior you will find a new front apron with front splitter, wide wings, side ksirts, large rear diffuser and fixed huge rear spoiler. A racing air filter and new exhaust system ensure its responsiveness while enhancing the engine sound.

The newly developed suspension system consists of a new wheel allocation system at both the front and rear which provides improved kinetics and lateral dynamics. A modified stabiliser at the front axle reduces roll when cornering while the shock absorbers can be set-up for different racetracks. A five-speed automatic transmission operated with paddle shifters puts the power to the tarmac while the rest of the interior is made up of a roll-cage, bucket seats with 6-point harness and race instrument panel.

Gallery: Official Details: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 GT