04 May 2007

Who’s the McDaddy?

Roadster version of Mercedes-McLaren SLR arrives this summer

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster

It's a cruel trick of nature that by the time most people can afford the £350,000 or so to buy the new McLaren SLR Roadster, they won't have any hair for the wind to ruffle.

Well, not unless you spend some more of your fortune on a hair implants.

You may well need extra weights to keep your coiffure in place as the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster, to give its proper title, can hit 207mph and covers 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds.

The McMerc Roadster uses the same 626bhp supercharged V8 as the coupe and even retains the coupe's scissor-opening doors.

The Roadster's roof is similar to the SLK's folding metal affair and takes only 10 seconds to open or close fully.

The first McMerc Roadsters reach their owners in September, just in time for them to head off for some late summer sun. Just hope they keep the bald spot covered up.

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