Buying a Mercedes SLR McLaren for My Collection?

Autos & Fahrzeuge

My garage features a number of cars from both Mercedes and McLaren, so perhaps the SLR is one to consider in future?! Visiting the Ikonick Collection in Miami, taking an original, SLR Coupe for a drive, let's see what it's all about and discuss if it could join the Shmeemobiles.
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was a collaboration project between the two companies that launched in 2003, up against the Porsche Carrera GT and Ferrari Enzo. At the time, Mercedes held a 40% ownership stake in the McLaren F1 team and in fact the various iterations of the SLR cars were all assembled by McLaren in Working, England, where the new look McLaren Automotive are based.
In total there were 2,176 SLRs built, starting with the original SLR Coupe, through the 722, SLR Roadster, 722 S (150 units) and Stirling Moss (75 units). The original SLR as seen here at Ikonick is powered by the 5.4l supercharged V8 making 626hp and 780Nm, all going to the rear wheels via a 5spd automatic gearbox - the Achilles heel of the car.
There is no denying that for a car approaching 20 years old, the SLR still looks absolutely fantastic, a truly iconic design with the fabulously long bonnet and seating position back to the rear axle. However, from my own garage, the brands from whom I've owned the most cars to date are Mercedes and McLaren, so why not consider the resulting collaboration between the two?
A huge thanks to Barry and the team at Ikonick for my drive in the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, be sure to follow them for more!
Thanks for watching, Tim
00:00 Intro
01:10 Ikonick McMercs
02:14 SLR Walkaround
05:53 Climb Onboard
06:42 First Drive
08:25 Poster Cars
09:49 Running Costs
11:30 Supercharger Whine
17:32 Exhaust Sound
18:22 Interior Overview
20:00 Future Shmeemobile?
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  • Shmee150
    Shmee150Vor 22 Tage

    I've always wondered about the SLR, especially being a fan of both Mercedes and McLaren, so join me for a drive at Ikonick. Do you think this should be a future Shmeemobile? Thanks to

  • Jesse Brown

    Jesse Brown

    Vor 18 Tage


  • Hellcat Dreamin Josh

    Hellcat Dreamin Josh

    Vor 19 Tage

    Shmee150 Awesome Video I'm glad you a chance to Drive Barry's Mercedes SLR McLaren I think you should definitely get one someday

  • Periklis Balambanos

    Periklis Balambanos

    Vor 20 Tage

    Definitely - with full mechatronik upgrades - perfect

  • MD CYF

    MD CYF

    Vor 21 Tag


  • BlkWlf88


    Vor 21 Tag

    The 722S and the SL 65 Black Series would be the perfect additions to the Shmee showroom

  • Иванов Иван
    Иванов ИванVor 13 Tage


  • Eric Boothman
    Eric BoothmanVor 14 Tage

    By far the best looking car of all time. I saw one in Frankfurt and nothing compares except maybe the Enzo.

  • Toni Džaja
    Toni DžajaVor 15 Tage

    Get one and ask Tavarish to swap in a DCT :D

  • Damian Młynarski
    Damian MłynarskiVor 16 Tage

    My dream car! 🥰

  • David Billberg
    David BillbergVor 16 Tage

    You heard it. He has a problem with his eyes. I asked about it several videos ago. Hope that it will recover fast.

  • Afrykass
    AfrykassVor 17 Tage

    20 years old and still good looking. And without this ecology shit and touchscreens

  • A
    AVor 17 Tage

    Yes buy it

  • Harshvardhan Birari
    Harshvardhan BirariVor 18 Tage

    You need to get a P1 as well shmee 😉

  • Ramsi Kühn
    Ramsi KühnVor 18 Tage

    I think it's too heavy and not nimble enough...but i never drive it at self ❕🤷🏻‍♂️😅

  • Alex Moes
    Alex MoesVor 19 Tage

    So, what I have found very curious about this car. To which dealer do you go for service? Mercedes or McLaren, or does it not matter?

  • Motorcycle addict
    Motorcycle addictVor 19 Tage

    Shmee : I’m thinking of adding an SLR to my collection Manny : what colour would you like

  • alex luke
    alex lukeVor 19 Tage

    SLR aas inspired by 300 Uhlenhaut special long bonnet silver arrow with straight-8 engine monster made for autobahn storming 😎 SLR & SLS & AMG GT & SL65 BS are my top of the range mighty Mercs for a dream garage 💙

  • dr.nefario
    dr.nefarioVor 19 Tage

    If you buy one please don’t mod it. That is all.

  • Eric Reyner
    Eric ReynerVor 19 Tage

    I have a problem with my eyes... Let me drive a hyper car

  • Beni Stingray
    Beni StingrayVor 19 Tage

    The SLR was never considered a supercar, nothing with that weight and power/weight ratio can be called a supercar, on top of that its a soft cruiser, its fast in a straight but thats about it!

  • Mkricem 7
    Mkricem 7Vor 20 Tage

    why don't you buy the McLaren 765 Lt

  • Ragranos
    RagranosVor 20 Tage

    I think you know why it didn't make much of an impression on you the first drive Tim. With the running costs, I think the only reason you would get one of these is as an investment like Manny K. This is a special collaboration indeed. Like both manufacturers were being careful to not mess up an iconic car... But in doing so they didn't feel like they could be as emotive and adventurous as they should have been. They delivered a lacklustre art piece. Thoughts?

  • Matty231
    Matty231Vor 20 Tage

    That brake is SBC thats one of the biggest costs for us AMG owners but then again mine is still working good as gold but it doesn't feel as nice as the regular brake system in my other Mercs

  • Reginald Bowls
    Reginald BowlsVor 20 Tage

    Is nobody gonna talk about those Spykers?????

  • Reginald Bowls
    Reginald BowlsVor 20 Tage

    Someone farted on Shmee's pillow?

  • Thiago Albino Santos
    Thiago Albino SantosVor 20 Tage

    Always loved this car from the outside. The inside for me is just too boring and ugly.

  • anxiety Boii's
    anxiety Boii'sVor 20 Tage

    Pink eye alert lol

  • Chris Wiggins
    Chris WigginsVor 20 Tage

    I know you've just bought a car on holiday, but the amount of adverts on this channel is getting ridiculous

  • Thunderclutch
    ThunderclutchVor 20 Tage

    I believe Paris Hilton famously crashed her SLR because of the brakes

  • Gothy Chris
    Gothy ChrisVor 20 Tage

    That bonnet looks like it belongs on a batmobile

  • Khalifa Al Khoori
    Khalifa Al KhooriVor 20 Tage

    This car needs AMG's new 7-speed DCT

  • Warren
    WarrenVor 20 Tage

    Get a V6 Clio they are appreciating and going to be a classic

  • ㄨ_ㄨ
    ㄨ_ㄨVor 21 Tag

    I honestly love this car, i prefer to get this instead of new mercedes benz amg gt or mclaren.

  • ROJ54321
    ROJ54321Vor 21 Tag

    I'm sure they made a more powerful limited edition version

  • Janith Dasunpriya
    Janith DasunpriyaVor 21 Tag

    Get this and a Viper ACR ! they will never make something like the SLR or the viper ,even if they do they will be something like a V6 hybrid !

  • Luke Slater
    Luke SlaterVor 21 Tag

    Shmee u should buy one of Manny Khoshbin’s SLR’S🤔. He does have 5 of them. Lol.........😛


    Manny Koshbin : first time ?


    Sir, what camera did you use for record ?

  • F. Adrian
    F. AdrianVor 21 Tag

    Buy a hellcat

  • Arnaud Mahy
    Arnaud MahyVor 21 Tag


  • Toothless-Grizzly
    Toothless-GrizzlyVor 21 Tag

    Shoulda went to manny. He’s got 5 of em.

  • amstaylorph
    amstaylorphVor 21 Tag

    Dated driving dynamics. Best aspect of the SLR is its looks. Still great looking and highly distinct.

  • Dumdadum76
    Dumdadum76Vor 21 Tag

    2:50 McLaren engineers: we’re afraid we need about a metre of extra bonnet length for the engine. MB’s response: Sure, if you make the car really loud and fast. 5:53 McLaren engineers: we’re afraid we need about 5 cm of interior space for the engine at the expense of the driver. MB’s response: Sure, if you make the car really loud and fast. Lol

  • Mdu & resten yt
    Mdu & resten ytVor 21 Tag

    Manny koshbin be like: i want location of the place please shmee

  • NocturnalPlur S
    NocturnalPlur SVor 21 Tag

    WHOOOOOOO CARESSSSSS. Buying a car every week. Get back to reviewing cool cars.

  • textmachine09
    textmachine09Vor 21 Tag

    Shmee buys exotic cars in a regular basis. Me: Buys car stickers.

  • amirsalar hemati
    amirsalar hematiVor 21 Tag

    I own a SLK 200 supercharged and as I’m watching this I said to myself one day I will get this Picasso on wheels so I tell my future kid “dad used to own a car similar look to this when he was 23 but it was Way way cheaper”

  • Justin Lapointe
    Justin LapointeVor 21 Tag

    You should drive Dodge Viper

  • Mark Rosenthal
    Mark RosenthalVor 21 Tag

    Wasn’t the Viper the inspiration for this car during the DaimlerChrysler era?

  • maccalex
    maccalexVor 21 Tag

    Get a Xke

  • Larry Kippings
    Larry KippingsVor 21 Tag

    Gotta be frank, in this video it sounds awful.

  • Calvin Hudson
    Calvin HudsonVor 21 Tag


  • yass123
    yass123Vor 21 Tag

    You can't start an SLR with just turning the key. And you can't just turn it off with the button only.

  • Sam Wilson
    Sam WilsonVor 21 Tag

    Hard to believe it’s so old

  • Krzysiek W
    Krzysiek WVor 21 Tag

    Beautiful car, still doesn't look old IMO

  • Luca C.
    Luca C.Vor 21 Tag

    Next Video: I bought a Mercedes SLR McLaren

  • milan stefanicka
    milan stefanickaVor 21 Tag

    It's unique car and you have to buy. Tim you have to visit again Manny Khoshbin. He owns 4 or 5 Slr. Maybe he will sell you one 🙂👍

  • Adam Luffman
    Adam LuffmanVor 21 Tag

    Cool looking car but hardly seems more fun / exciting to drive then a SL63, but massively more expensive to buy and maintain. Looks cool but that seems to be it.

  • Macht Schnell
    Macht SchnellVor 21 Tag

    Ooooh, that green Alfa Romeo 2600 roadster! Right next to that 1750 GTV. Lost me at 5AT on the McClaren SLR.

  • Sam Hall
    Sam HallVor 21 Tag

    Shmee finally loses his virginity to the sound of revs

  • Kadeem Smith
    Kadeem SmithVor 21 Tag

    The 722 with the 722s wheels, or just a 722s, would be my preferred spec of an SLR🔥🔥

  • hello its me
    hello its meVor 21 Tag

    This car is so timeless

  • Kadeem Smith
    Kadeem SmithVor 21 Tag

    Can we stop calling every single car a hypercar?? Takes away from the actual segment

  • StuS
    StuSVor 21 Tag

    I was driving my 998cc mini at 60mph down a very quiet A3 one night when one of these pulled up next to me, gave me a thumbs up and then disappeared in a world of noise 😎 (Saw two SLR’s that day too, both being used)

  • Adam Konyar
    Adam KonyarVor 21 Tag

    How many 722 were made?

  • Cut de Pie Fails
    Cut de Pie FailsVor 21 Tag

    Finally really. Best merc bar 300sl

  • Matt Evans
    Matt EvansVor 21 Tag

    So what exactly is so bad you wouldn't want to drive it?

  • maich44
    maich44Vor 21 Tag

    722 SLR nuff said

  • Thomas Wright
    Thomas WrightVor 21 Tag

    Nice. Now about selling that green thing you own

  • Yunix Deathwish
    Yunix DeathwishVor 21 Tag

    20 years old car but looks not 20 years old

  • PROMO :!:!:
    PROMO :!:!:Vor 21 Tag

    Hey shmee I messaged u in Instagram and u messaged me back , I am pro_mo_1244 in Instagram ! Thanks for that u made my day ! 🙂

  • Timothy Kiprono
    Timothy KipronoVor 21 Tag

    I remember driving a SLR in NFS most wanted 😂

  • jrakafamous
    jrakafamousVor 21 Tag

    Buy one from manny he has 5 of them

  • ayrton senna disciple
    ayrton senna discipleVor 21 Tag

    Too many ads.

  • Bonk -
    Bonk -Vor 21 Tag

    He's got some nice shmeehicles in his collection 👍🏼✌🏼👌🏼

  • inSAYn
    inSAYnVor 21 Tag

    SLR is just perfection, the design is absolutely timeless.

  • Kevin Miller
    Kevin MillerVor 21 Tag

    Never warmed up to the odd proportions of this car, but it does sound good

  • Stuart Colomina
    Stuart ColominaVor 21 Tag

    Thoughts on 722/722s?

  • Matthew Potter
    Matthew PotterVor 21 Tag

    The sign of a timeless design is when a car ages well. After all these years, I still think this looks superb today. Fantastic design 👍

  • Bulat Shakirov
    Bulat ShakirovVor 21 Tag

    Yes! Don't test Jaguar sports car again!

  • Jay Inkenz
    Jay InkenzVor 21 Tag

    Added about 6 miles to the odometer.

  • Mick Delaney
    Mick DelaneyVor 21 Tag

    Hi guys Im Casey Neistat 😂

  • Mark Kandie
    Mark KandieVor 21 Tag

    Who can forget Clarkson driving the SLR on Top gear. Beautiful.

  • JSM 26
    JSM 26Vor 21 Tag

    That steering wheel looks terrible lol

  • Tommy2shoe811
    Tommy2shoe811Vor 21 Tag

    Those cars will definitely stand the test of time. One big thing that works in its favor is it doesn’t have navigation screens and all that everywhere on the dash like most modern cars have. Those are all good & dandy now but once the technology is obsolete all those screens will ruin the cabin. Car companies need to start making those screens retractable so they aren’t so in your face.

  • Nigel Bullock
    Nigel BullockVor 21 Tag

    Stunning to look at but i wouldn't get my cheque book out

  • Wajang
    WajangVor 21 Tag

    Its like Cupid's arrow...


    Its a very strange but fun car in my opinion...🧐

  • Jeff Garro
    Jeff GarroVor 21 Tag

    When you inevitably go to California you need to go for a drive in one of Manny Khosbin’s SLR’s and see if he’ll give you a deal on one of his 5 examples. Might be worth it.......

  • Samuel Egunlusi
    Samuel EgunlusiVor 21 Tag

    Great purchase 👌 the slr mclaren is one of my favorite cars especially the roadster.

  • Afdal Asadullah
    Afdal AsadullahVor 21 Tag


  • Shubham 811
    Shubham 811Vor 21 Tag

    Thats blacklist 2 in NFS MW and from then the SLR is my dream!!♥️♥️💘💘

  • Jason Bourne
    Jason BourneVor 21 Tag

    SLR is all time great 👏

  • Viva Noche
    Viva NocheVor 21 Tag

    Slr with the renntech body kit 😍

  • Hemand S
    Hemand SVor 21 Tag

    A huge thank you to you Shmee for accepting my request to review this car ♥️♥️♥️. This one of my favorite car in the world . One of the thing missing in this vedio is showing it's top end in a high way.

  • 911%
    911%Vor 21 Tag

    That car was probably so excited to finally get driven

  • Don m
    Don mVor 21 Tag

    Looks nice & warm there its snowing over here thats the race u should do with your Porsche V SLR to the Nurburgring 👊

  • Павел Мат
    Павел МатVor 21 Tag

    Buy Mercedes W140 S70AMG

  • Mphumuzi Lukhele
    Mphumuzi LukheleVor 21 Tag

    SLR 722 👀

  • R. P.
    R. P.Vor 21 Tag

    Finally, Shmee, you become a man of good taste... but please, not the 722 nor the Stirling Moss. Just the „entry level“ SLR. It‘s flawed (the electric brake thing is quite ahhhhhh no and the running costs may get sky high unless you know how to source parts...) but oh boy it‘s full of character. Yess, go for it... but then... you are too young a man to drive a SLR.

  • Syed Naqi Hussain
    Syed Naqi HussainVor 21 Tag

    Lamborghini huracan Sto?

  • Its_Me_Romano _
    Its_Me_Romano _Vor 21 Tag

    You should het a sterling moss

  • Connor Corfe
    Connor CorfeVor 21 Tag

    How easy would it be to tune just to get some more response for it

  • Lukas Barnes
    Lukas BarnesVor 22 Tage

    With brakes being $30,000 I’d imagine everybody’s SLR’s squeak🤣