The Grand Finale of Mercedes with McLaren

In 1999, McLaren agreed to design and manufacture a sports car along with Mercedes-Benz. Thus, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was born, an Anglo-German sports car that rolled into the upper echelon of the automotive world.  We remember like it were yesterday and, yet, the partnership is just about up. The two will part ways but not before they introduce their grand finale. The 2009 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Stirling Moss will debut at the Detroit Auto Show.

The speedster edition was, of course, inspired by the iconic 300 SLR raced by Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio in the late 1950s. Don't think this SLR is more of what you've already seen. In 2007 came the SLR convertible and this isn't that but, rather, a driving experience that brings you closer to the road. The windshield, windows and windscreens have been taken away for a pure driving experience. The 650-hp supercharged 5.5-liter V8 speedster pays tribute to the end of the modern SLR in its own simple ways.

All of the limited 75 production units to be produced will feature a full carbon fiber chassis, gullwing doors and remarkable technology. The Stirling Moss SLR will run zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds and top out at 217 miles per hour. Only diehard SLR customers will be able to get close to the Stirling Moss SLR. Please don't think that since there's no roof or glass that the price will be cheap. That would not be Mercedes-Benz and McLaren fitting, no, no price break for you. The SLR Stirling Moss will cost you just over a million dollars. And the bittersweet story ends on that note.

Welcome to the Good Life in Dubai: Fully Chromed Mercedes-Benz SLR

Dubai is the luxury capital of the World right now, boasting a $37 billion, plus economy. We will continue to bring you outrageous and exclusive must-see and must-have luxuries from the Persian Gulf city.

If you love the Mercedes-Benz SLR and you love glam, now you can have and overabundance of both. A fully chromed SLR sits outside the Emirates mall in Dubai. You may say to yourself, a mall? Number one it's probably the most high end designer mall on the globe. Number two, high class custom cars in Dubai are as common as flowing water.

The shiny SLR sits alongside a Lamborghini Gallardo, Bentley Flying Spur, Porsche 911 Turbo, Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe, plus some other exotics. The collection is like an art exhibit and the SLR has attracted enormous crowds. Put on your Tom Ford stunner shades and go enjoy the good life.