Many mourned the loss of the McLaren-Mercedes SLR when production ceased in 2009. Stuttgart and Woking’s follow-up to the epic McLaren F1 belted from 0-100kph in less than 4 seconds en-route to a 330+kph top speed, despite hauling a set of golf clubs in the boot. But by 2008, the younger, sleeker SLS was the marque’s new favourite toy, its gullwing doors capturing the public’s heart more than the SLR’s F1-esque nose. Usurped, the SLR quietly slipped below the radar.

Enthusiasts will therefore be pleased to see the Porsche Carrerra GT rival once again in the spotlight. This RENNtech tuned example recently shattered its own ¼ mile world record, blitzing the run in just 9.76s and at over 226kmh.

Witness this historic moment below, courtesy of RoadTestTV and our friends at Luxury4Play >>>

James Gent first started as a freelance motorsport writer in the UK, before an urge to be paid a monthly wage saw him move to Dubai in late 2011. A keen motoring enthusiast, he hopes that one day his garage will hold a Lamborghini Countach, as well as a WRC Lancia Delta Integrale.

James Gent