Buying a Mercedes SLR McLaren for My Collection?

7 feb. 2021
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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?
#Mercedes #McLaren #Shmeemobile


  • 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

    Shmee150Shmee150Acum 27 Zile
    • Absolutely

      Jesse BrownJesse BrownAcum 22 Zile
    • Shmee150 Awesome Video I'm glad you a chance to Drive Barry's Mercedes SLR McLaren I think you should definitely get one someday

      Hellcat Dreamin JoshHellcat Dreamin JoshAcum 23 Zile
    • Definitely - with full mechatronik upgrades - perfect

      Periklis BalambanosPeriklis BalambanosAcum 25 Zile
    • Yes

      MD CYFMD CYFAcum 25 Zile
    • The 722S and the SL 65 Black Series would be the perfect additions to the Shmee showroom

      BlkWlf88BlkWlf88Acum 26 Zile
  • 💨💦🕳🤎🫂👈👉👆🖕👇🤌🤕🤧

    Иванов ИванИванов ИванAcum 17 Zile
  • By far the best looking car of all time. I saw one in Frankfurt and nothing compares except maybe the Enzo.

    Eric BoothmanEric BoothmanAcum 19 Zile
  • Get one and ask Tavarish to swap in a DCT :D

    Toni DžajaToni DžajaAcum 20 Zile
  • My dream car! 🥰

    Damian MłynarskiDamian MłynarskiAcum 20 Zile
  • You heard it. He has a problem with his eyes. I asked about it several videos ago. Hope that it will recover fast.

    David BillbergDavid BillbergAcum 21 o Zi
  • 20 years old and still good looking. And without this ecology shit and touchscreens

    AfrykassAfrykassAcum 22 Zile
  • Yes buy it

    AAAcum 22 Zile
  • You need to get a P1 as well shmee 😉

    Harshvardhan BirariHarshvardhan BirariAcum 22 Zile
  • I think it's too heavy and not nimble enough...but i never drive it at self ❕🤷🏻‍♂️😅

    Ramsi KühnRamsi KühnAcum 23 Zile
  • 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?

    Alex MoesAlex MoesAcum 23 Zile
  • Shmee : I’m thinking of adding an SLR to my collection Manny : what colour would you like

    Motorcycle addictMotorcycle addictAcum 23 Zile
  • 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 💙

    alex lukealex lukeAcum 24 Zile
  • If you buy one please don’t mod it. That is all.

    dr.nefariodr.nefarioAcum 24 Zile
  • I have a problem with my eyes... Let me drive a hyper car

    Eric ReynerEric ReynerAcum 24 Zile
  • 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!

    Beni StingrayBeni StingrayAcum 24 Zile
  • why don't you buy the McLaren 765 Lt

    Mkricem 7Mkricem 7Acum 24 Zile
  • 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?

    RagranosRagranosAcum 24 Zile
  • 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

    Matty231Matty231Acum 24 Zile
  • Is nobody gonna talk about those Spykers?????

    Reginald BowlsReginald BowlsAcum 24 Zile
  • Someone farted on Shmee's pillow?

    Reginald BowlsReginald BowlsAcum 24 Zile
  • Always loved this car from the outside. The inside for me is just too boring and ugly.

    Thiago Albino SantosThiago Albino SantosAcum 24 Zile
  • Pink eye alert lol

    anxiety Boii'sanxiety Boii'sAcum 25 Zile
  • I know you've just bought a car on holiday, but the amount of adverts on this channel is getting ridiculous

    Chris WigginsChris WigginsAcum 25 Zile
  • I believe Paris Hilton famously crashed her SLR because of the brakes

    ThunderclutchThunderclutchAcum 25 Zile
  • That bonnet looks like it belongs on a batmobile

    Gothy ChrisGothy ChrisAcum 25 Zile
  • This car needs AMG's new 7-speed DCT

    Khalifa Al KhooriKhalifa Al KhooriAcum 25 Zile
  • Get a V6 Clio they are appreciating and going to be a classic

    WarrenWarrenAcum 25 Zile
  • I honestly love this car, i prefer to get this instead of new mercedes benz amg gt or mclaren.

    ㄨ_ㄨㄨ_ㄨAcum 25 Zile
  • 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 !

    Janith DasunpriyaJanith DasunpriyaAcum 25 Zile
  • Shmee u should buy one of Manny Khoshbin’s SLR’S🤔. He does have 5 of them. Lol.........😛

    Luke SlaterLuke SlaterAcum 25 Zile
  • Manny Koshbin : first time ?

  • Sir, what camera did you use for record ?

  • Buy a hellcat

    F. AdrianF. AdrianAcum 25 Zile
  • YES!

    Arnaud MahyArnaud MahyAcum 25 Zile
  • Shoulda went to manny. He’s got 5 of em.

    Toothless-GrizzlyToothless-GrizzlyAcum 25 Zile
  • Dated driving dynamics. Best aspect of the SLR is its looks. Still great looking and highly distinct.

    amstaylorphamstaylorphAcum 25 Zile
  • 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

    Dumdadum76Dumdadum76Acum 25 Zile
  • Manny koshbin be like: i want location of the place please shmee

    Mdu & resten ytMdu & resten ytAcum 25 Zile
  • WHOOOOOOO CARESSSSSS. Buying a car every week. Get back to reviewing cool cars.

    NocturnalPlur SNocturnalPlur SAcum 25 Zile
  • Shmee buys exotic cars in a regular basis. Me: Buys car stickers.

    textmachine09textmachine09Acum 25 Zile
  • 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”

    amirsalar hematiamirsalar hematiAcum 25 Zile
  • You should drive Dodge Viper

    Justin LapointeJustin LapointeAcum 25 Zile
  • Wasn’t the Viper the inspiration for this car during the DaimlerChrysler era?

    Mark RosenthalMark RosenthalAcum 25 Zile
  • Get a Xke

    maccalexmaccalexAcum 25 Zile
  • Gotta be frank, in this video it sounds awful.

    Larry KippingsLarry KippingsAcum 25 Zile
  • YES!

    Calvin HudsonCalvin HudsonAcum 25 Zile
  • You can't start an SLR with just turning the key. And you can't just turn it off with the button only.

    yass123yass123Acum 25 Zile
  • Hard to believe it’s so old

    Sam WilsonSam WilsonAcum 25 Zile
  • Beautiful car, still doesn't look old IMO

    Krzysiek WKrzysiek WAcum 25 Zile
  • Next Video: I bought a Mercedes SLR McLaren

    Luca C.Luca C.Acum 25 Zile
  • 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 🙂👍

    milan stefanickamilan stefanickaAcum 26 Zile
  • 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.

    Adam LuffmanAdam LuffmanAcum 26 Zile
  • Ooooh, that green Alfa Romeo 2600 roadster! Right next to that 1750 GTV. Lost me at 5AT on the McClaren SLR.

    Macht SchnellMacht SchnellAcum 26 Zile
  • Shmee finally loses his virginity to the sound of revs

    Sam HallSam HallAcum 26 Zile
  • The 722 with the 722s wheels, or just a 722s, would be my preferred spec of an SLR🔥🔥

    Kadeem SmithKadeem SmithAcum 26 Zile
  • This car is so timeless

    hello its mehello its meAcum 26 Zile
  • Can we stop calling every single car a hypercar?? Takes away from the actual segment

    Kadeem SmithKadeem SmithAcum 26 Zile
  • 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)

    StuSStuSAcum 26 Zile
  • How many 722 were made?

    Adam KonyarAdam KonyarAcum 26 Zile
  • Finally really. Best merc bar 300sl

    Cut de Pie FailsCut de Pie FailsAcum 26 Zile
  • So what exactly is so bad you wouldn't want to drive it?

    Matt EvansMatt EvansAcum 26 Zile
  • 722 SLR nuff said

    maich44maich44Acum 26 Zile
  • Nice. Now about selling that green thing you own

    Thomas WrightThomas WrightAcum 26 Zile
  • 20 years old car but looks not 20 years old

    Yunix DeathwishYunix DeathwishAcum 26 Zile
  • 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 ! 🙂

    PROMO :!:!:PROMO :!:!:Acum 26 Zile
  • I remember driving a SLR in NFS most wanted 😂

    Timothy KipronoTimothy KipronoAcum 26 Zile
  • Buy one from manny he has 5 of them

    jrakafamousjrakafamousAcum 26 Zile
  • Too many ads.

    ayrton senna discipleayrton senna discipleAcum 26 Zile
  • He's got some nice shmeehicles in his collection 👍🏼✌🏼👌🏼

    Bonk -Bonk -Acum 26 Zile
  • SLR is just perfection, the design is absolutely timeless.

    inSAYninSAYnAcum 26 Zile
  • Never warmed up to the odd proportions of this car, but it does sound good

    Kevin MillerKevin MillerAcum 26 Zile
  • Thoughts on 722/722s?

    Stuart ColominaStuart ColominaAcum 26 Zile
  • 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 👍

    Matthew PotterMatthew PotterAcum 26 Zile
  • Yes! Don't test Jaguar sports car again!

    Bulat ShakirovBulat ShakirovAcum 26 Zile
  • Added about 6 miles to the odometer.

    Jay InkenzJay InkenzAcum 26 Zile
  • Hi guys Im Casey Neistat 😂

    Mick DelaneyMick DelaneyAcum 26 Zile
  • Who can forget Clarkson driving the SLR on Top gear. Beautiful.

    Mark KandieMark KandieAcum 26 Zile
  • That steering wheel looks terrible lol

    JSM 26JSM 26Acum 26 Zile
  • 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.

    Tommy2shoe811Tommy2shoe811Acum 26 Zile
  • Stunning to look at but i wouldn't get my cheque book out

    Nigel BullockNigel BullockAcum 26 Zile
  • Its like Cupid's arrow...

    WajangWajangAcum 26 Zile
  • Its a very strange but fun car in my opinion...🧐

  • 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.......

    Jeff GarroJeff GarroAcum 26 Zile
  • Great purchase 👌 the slr mclaren is one of my favorite cars especially the roadster.

    Samuel EgunlusiSamuel EgunlusiAcum 26 Zile
  • #Shmee150Shquad

    Afdal AsadullahAfdal AsadullahAcum 26 Zile
  • Thats blacklist 2 in NFS MW and from then the SLR is my dream!!♥️♥️💘💘

    Shubham 811Shubham 811Acum 26 Zile
  • SLR is all time great 👏

    Jason BourneJason BourneAcum 26 Zile
  • Slr with the renntech body kit 😍

    Viva NocheViva NocheAcum 26 Zile
  • 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.

    Hemand SHemand SAcum 26 Zile
  • That car was probably so excited to finally get driven

    911%911%Acum 26 Zile
  • Looks nice & warm there its snowing over here thats the race u should do with your Porsche V SLR to the Nurburgring 👊

    Don mDon mAcum 26 Zile
  • Buy Mercedes W140 S70AMG

    Павел МатПавел МатAcum 26 Zile
  • SLR 722 👀

    Mphumuzi LukheleMphumuzi LukheleAcum 26 Zile
  • 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.

    R. P.R. P.Acum 26 Zile
  • Lamborghini huracan Sto?

    Syed Naqi HussainSyed Naqi HussainAcum 26 Zile
  • You should het a sterling moss

    Its_Me_Romano _Its_Me_Romano _Acum 26 Zile
  • How easy would it be to tune just to get some more response for it

    Connor CorfeConnor CorfeAcum 26 Zile
  • With brakes being $30,000 I’d imagine everybody’s SLR’s squeak🤣

    Lukas BarnesLukas BarnesAcum 26 Zile
  • Like your use of the word; Epic - as often as you do - which dosen't make it epic.

    Tom RanumTom RanumAcum 26 Zile