About three months ago we brought to you official pictures of the ‘SLR Desire’, Fab design’s idea of the perfect McLaren Mercedes SLR, and to be honest nobody liked the way it is styled! It actually seems to be designed by a six year old boy! Anyway, at that time we mentioned that it will come to UAE and guess what! Good fellas over at Alain Class got the first production unit out of total 15. So we thought we should have a better look at it via these live pictures, maybe it makes a bit of sense!
The thing is, it might look ugly and we might not like it because it ruins the reputation of the original SLR as a fantastic looking machine, but if you look at it from normal people point of view, not a car nut’s view (which you probably are, becuz you’re reading a car blog!) then it makes perfect sense. I mean the whole point of a hyper car is that people look at it and go WOW! and with the SLR Desire, this mission is accomplished. It’s the perfect car for showing off!
Apart from the body which is not that desirable frankly, There are some good points in this car.The V8 supercharged engine is heavily tuned to 750 hp and 1080 Nm of torque, and the interior is a work of art. A two-tone black and white leather trimming with carbon fiber parts everywhere, creates a pleasant place to be in.
Of course the ‘Desire’ costs a helluva lot of money but for that you get the most important quality of them all, exclusivity! well it might not matter to you because you can’t afford it and if you could you wouldn’t waste all the money on something like this, but we are talking UAE, where the number of SLRs are greater than cabs! Sure you don’t want your SLR to look exactly as your neighbour’s!
After all, this car deserves a bit of attention, doesn’t it?!