Or is it Woking Wednesday with the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren? Well, it can be either depending on where you are when this post comes up.
The Vision SLR from 1999, was a joint project between DaimlerChrysler and McLaren Cars Ltd. to make a supercar to rival the McLaren F1 while ensuring the transfer of technology from their successful Formula 1 partnership to a production road car.
First shown to the public at the 1999 North American International Auto Show, the Vision SLR concept was inspired by Mercedes-Benz’s iconic 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe from 1955, which was a modified version of the W196S race car.
Soon Mercedes signed up with their F1 partner, McLaren to produce a road going car. The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was born, as a result in 2003 and was produced for 6 years.
As for this particular model, I may have cheated. This is a (close to) 1/36 scale RC car from RadioShack. It is plastic with no moving body parts. But boy, does it look gorgeous!