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Video: BRABUS SLR McLaren does 150km/h in car park

Here’s an interesting video that has popped up on the www, it’s a BRABUS SLR McLaren Roadster doing 150km/h in a car park. The special Mercedes-Benz-based BRABUS SLR Roadster is apparently one of only four in the world.

Doing 150km/h in a car park is probably not the smartest thing to do as it would be a terrible way to reduce the SLR’s population down to three. Driving at 150km/h means you’re travelling at just over 41 metres per second. If the average car park space is around 2-3 metres wide, we’ll say three, that means you’d be passing over 13 cars every second – not much time to react if someone pulls out.

Danger aside, the BRABUS McLaren SLR Roadster is one hell of a monster. The SLR features a 5.4-litre supercharged V8 unleashing 460kW in production trim. After BRABUS fits a high-flow exhaust, new camshafts and a modified fuel system, the SLR pumps out around 490kW (660hp). The unit is matched up to a five-speed automatic gearbox sending drive to the rear wheels

Anyway, let’s cut to the chase, it’s one epic car and it would certainly be a thrilling ride-along doing 150km/h in a car park in it, as the passenger excitedly says. Click play on the video below to see for yourself. Note the incredible whine of the supercharger.


Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.