1050Bhp Mercedes 300SL Gullwing. Quarter Mile Bruiser

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I came across this car while surfing along happily on vwvortex.com. It seems as though the crazy Swiss have been at it again with builder Stefan Winter spening over 3 years building this fibreglass dragster to make it look to all intent and purpose a Mercedes 300SL.

So people would say that it was a shame it didn’t start as a real one, or for the other group out there, they will be thinking just how fortunate it was that no real 300SL’s were harmed in the making of this car.

With a 6.9-litre small block Chevy 350 stuffed up front and reportedly putting out 1050bhp it has enough gee gee’s to get down the quarter-mile in 8.1 seconds. Insane and awesome all at the same time!!

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  1. The Mercedes-Benz 300SL was introduced in 1954 as a two-seat, closed sports car with distinctive gull-wing doors. Later it was offered as an open roadster. It was the fastest production car of its day.

    Built by Daimler-Benz AG and internally numbered W198, the fuel-injected road version was based (somewhat loosely) on the company’s highly successful competition-only sports car of 1952, the somewhat less powerful carbureted Mercedes-Benz 300SL (W194).

    The road model was suggested by Max Hoffman. Being intended for customers in the booming post-war American market it was introduced at the 1954 New York Auto Show, unlike previous models introduced at either vardenafil the Frankfurt or Geneva shows. In Mercedes-Benz fashion, the “300” referred to the engine’s three liter cylinder displacement. The “SL” stood for “Sport Leicht” (Sport Light).

    The 300SL was best known for both its distinctive gull wing doors and being the first-ever gasoline-powered car equipped with fuel injection directly into the combustion chamber. The gull wing version was available from March 1955 to 1957. Production of the roadster ended in 1963 with the introduction of the 230SL.