edo competition Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Black Arrow Makes Us Quiver
Even though it’s no longer Mercedes-Benz’s supercar of the moment, the SLR McLaren is still a savage, sexy beast of a motorcar. But not everyone is satisfied with having just another SLR McLaren, even if it’s a special edition model like the 722 Edition. As is the case with many other supercars, these folks need something…more.
Our friends at edo competition are the latest group to grab hold of the Anglo-German exotic – specifically the aforementioned 722 Edition – and make it snappier. As is their prerogative, the German spanner-spinners didn’t just focus on one area; the package for the 722 Edition – called Black Arrow – is a bumper-to-bumper makeover aimed at bumping up the badass quotient to 11.
For starters, the 5.4L supercharged V8 is treated to a smaller supercharger pulley, a redesigned intake system and air filters, remapped ECU, exhaust headers, high-flow catalytic converters and a stainless steel exhaust system. The result is 722hp (See what they did there?) and 656 lb.-ft of torque. Those are increases of 82hp and 56 lb.-ft over the stock 722 Edition. Piped through the SLR McLaren’s 5-speed automatic transmission, the Black Arrow catapults to 62 mph from a dead stop in 3.4 seconds (0.2 seconds ahead of the stocker) on its way to an electronically limited (WTF? What tuner does that?) top speed of 214 mph, which is just 5 mph swifter than an unmodified 722.
In terms of aesthetic enhancements, edo competition installs 21” wheels, resprays the 722’s exterior in semigloss black and applies red stripes, scallops, and big honkin’ “722” numerals reminiscent of the ones found on the 1955 Mille Miglia winning Mercedes-Benz SLR roadster (driven by British heroes Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson) which inspired the 722 Edition. Inside you’ll find carbon fiber and Alcantara trim on the steering wheel, dash door panels and shift paddles. You also get a pair of deep, racing style bucket seats and an aftermarket stereo head unit featuring a pop-out screen and backup camera.
edo competition hasn’t copped to how much turning an SLR McLaren 722 Edition into a Black Arrow will cost, but you can bet it will be a lot. Of course, if you can afford an SLR 722 Edition, you probably aren’t uncertain about being able to afford the Black Arrow upgrades. Just sayin’…
Source: edo competition