The most exciting car to debut at the Detroit Auto Show this January could well be the 2009 Mercedes McLaren SLR Stirling Moss. Hit the jump to see this beast in our gallery below.
Based on the SLR Roadster, the Stirling Moss features carbon fiber bodywork wrapping an SLR722-supplied 650-hp supercharged 5.5-liter V8 mated to a five-speed auto. As with the SLR722, the Stirling Moss can reach a top speed of 217 mph and will reach 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
The roofless Stirling Moss features smaller "swing-doors" with a two-piece tonneau cover that can cover either the entire cockpit or just the passenger side. A retractable air brake, like the one on the Veyron, automatically deploys during hard braking from speeds above 75mph.
The 2009 Mercedes McLaren SLR Stirling Moss is limited to just 75 units. The cost of entry into this exclusive club will run you just north of $1,100,000, putting it just a bit out of our price range. We may not be able to afford it, but we'll have live shots for you next month from the Detroit Auto Show. Press release below