The relationship between Mercedes-Benz
is an interesting one. It was forged on the racing circuit, but when it reached the road, the distance between them could be measured in light-years. The result was the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
, a supercar crafted by an F1 racing team but watered down and fattened up by a luxury automaker. A super-GT with an automatic transmission, it was a bit like that Pirelli poster with Olympic sprinter Carl Lewis in high heels.